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    Digitally fabricated yurt is a portable mini-house for urban nomads

    Scottish outdoor company Trakke has revealed a modern redesign of the traditional Mongolian yurt that has been digitally fabricated to form a lightweight, flat pack shelter.

    Produced by Trakke’s founder Alec Farmer, in collaboration with designer Uula Jero and rapid prototyping workshop Maklah, the ‘Jero’ yurt shares the same shape as its precursor but is said to be 50 per cent lighter and compact enough to fit in a standard car.

    The 12 square-metre, round portable tent features marine-grade plywood, a thick, rot-proof and waterproof canvas covering, telescopic roof poles, a crown cap and a removable door.

    With the help of three people, the structure can be assembled tool-free, in less than two hours.

    CNC fabrication techniques are utilised in manufacturing, allowing the complex shapes to be cut out with very little waste and without compromising on structural integrity.

    Uula Jero currently has one of the modern yurts in a field at the back of his home, which he uses as an off-grid living retreat.

    The Jero’s spaciousness and portability, however, makes it flexible enough to be used for anything from garden parties to luxurious camping, or as an outdoor office.

    Courtesy Tree Hugger

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