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    The correct term is ger if you are speaking of the Mongolian one. They used felt mainly, as well as wool (almost same thing)

    I lived in Mongolia, and the correct term is a ger. This house/tent usually was built in a day by Mongolian nomads. The ger is the national home and most rural areas use it because its warm, cheap, and is portable. The insulation is regularly wool. The doors are extremely small, and are painted usually by the older family as a gift to the newer generation. Most doors are almost 20 years old! One family I encountered had a 100 year door but didn't use it because of decay. The hole at the top was usually covered by a thick wool blanket with a metal ringed hole for the chimney of the stove top. Nomads would cover the whole in winter and leave it open in the summer (basically all other season except summer are winter!). Thank you for making this intractable as it gave me past memories of th...see more »I lived in Mongolia, and the correct term is a ger. This house/tent usually was built in a day by Mongolian nomads. The ger is the national home and most rural areas use it because its warm, cheap, and is portable. The insulation is regularly wool. The doors are extremely small, and are painted usually by the older family as a gift to the newer generation. Most doors are almost 20 years old! One family I encountered had a 100 year door but didn't use it because of decay. The hole at the top was usually covered by a thick wool blanket with a metal ringed hole for the chimney of the stove top. Nomads would cover the whole in winter and leave it open in the summer (basically all other season except summer are winter!). Thank you for making this intractable as it gave me past memories of the beautiful countryside! (Attached are photos a friend took. One of them is inside a ger and the other are mongolian wrestlers outside of a ger)

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