Nomadic Tents

 nomadic tents
Iranian bent Rafter Tent
This tent has beautiful long rafters, with the high full bend of Türkmen yurts, but without the trellis walls. It has a wooden door and rafters which are pegged to the ground individually, or into brackets on a deck. Traditionally this was used when people could not afford a yurt, but we think this has so much elegance of its own, that it would be a great accommodation alternative, just like it used to be.

 nomadic tents
Maybe the most elegant of all yurt-like nomadic tents: a low dome with full bent rafters going into a wheel with a high curve in its cross bracing. The rafters go down to the ground and are held in place by tension bands. The door is made as a part of the cover rather than as a separate wooden door.
Originally from the Shahsevan people of Iran.

Tunnel Tents

nomadic tents
Turkish Pole Tunnel Tent
This tent enjoys the bent rafters, which are a trademark of Asian nomadic tents, going to a central ridge pole instead of a wheel. The rafters enter another ridge pole at their base, which in turn is supported by vertical uprights in the ground. Originally from Anatolia, we think these are the perfect alternative for the yurt, a more traditional looking option of a safari tent, and can be made in very large sizes so are good where big space is needed.

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Turkish Tunnel Tent with Trellis
The roof rafters in this type go into a ridge-pole again, but here they come down to tie unto a trellis-wall which is in turn tied between two posts. Again this is the perfect alternative to yurts when a large space is needed like a barn yurt but … not, Both these tents can be made to follow the ridge pole, so if you are creative you can actually make them round, and if long enough they can actually form a circle one made out like a tunnel, now that would be something.