How to build your own dwelling in the Russian steppe

Using the position of the sun ray inside the yurt, day-light—from sunrise to sunset—was divided into 29 time periods that correspond to the vertical poles of the yurt’s frame.

Using the position of the sun ray inside the yurt, day-light—from sunrise to sunset—was divided into 29 time periods that correspond to the vertical poles of the yurt’s frame.

Valeri Stepanjuk
Lost for centuries in a mountainous cleft between Kazakhstan, China and Mongolia, the Altai Mountains give shelter to numerous tribes of nomads. Moving from place to place, they nevertheless occasionally settle in one place for a time. In these periods, they live in felt yurts, ideal dwelling for a nomadic lifestyle.

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