“I made my own yurt in 2006. I spent a year living in it in a small hazel coppice called Hogleaze. I remember the first night I lay down on a futon mattress looking up through the crown at the stars feeling such a sense of achievement. I had created a home! The next morning I collected twigs from underneath the ash tree and made a cup of tea.

I would love to share some of the skills I have learnt and some of the experiences that make yurting so special. Yurts have a fascinating history, making them is relaxing, and sharing food on the fire is so fulfilling, so if this sounds like something you would be interested in then get in contact. We look forward to meeting you”.

Emily, founder of Millie’s Yurts

Emily steam-bending a yurt frame

Taster days

Millie’s Yurts is combining with Walnut Farm Glamping to offer yurt making taster days. Come and learn about the history of yurts, the architecture of these fantastic spaces and the practical side from choosing the right wood to steam bending.  You will experience many of the different aspects of yurt making.

One-to-one workshops & advice

If you would like to make your own yurt but don’t have either the facilities or the know-how, then come along to our workshop where we can guide you through the process of preparing the wood and steam bending to create your own yurt frame.  Let us help make your dream come true with you a one to one bespoke yurt making course.

Mobile workshops

You will find us at various shows throughout the year giving mobile workshops on yurt making techniques.  One of our favourite shows is the Oak Fair every August at the Stock Gaylard Estate in Dorset. If you are interested in offering similar workshop experiences to your clients, please get in contact. We can design a workshop or course for your setting.

Team building days

Get us to run a friendly team building event for your group.  Learn some yurt building skills before taking on the ultimate team challenge to put up a yurt frame, but can you beat the other team?! Weekend events will include an evening of storytelling and cooking around and of course sleeping in a yurt! To create this bespoke course, please get in touch to discuss your specific requirements.