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Ger Building Skills Course
Ger Building Skills Course

Thu, 23 Mar



Ger Building Skills Course

Gain the techniques, experience and confidence to make your own structure and sew your own canvas.

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Timings and Location:

23 Mar 2023, 10:00 – 26 Mar 2023, 15:00

Bethesda, Coed y Parc, Bethesda, North Wales, Bangor LL57 4YW, UK

The finer details:

This is a practical, skills based course where you will learn the techniques needed to make a straight wood Ger.  You will get some decent mileage in using your newly acquired skills and knowledge, working together as a group to communally build a structure.  I will provide lots of handy information that took me years to find out including what materials to order and how much, dimensions and the skills required to calculate some of the important bits – basically a blue print for you to go home and create your own from scratch.  

You will make a lattice wall section, component parts of a ring or wheel, measure, cut and sew various parts of the canvas, measure and shape the roof poles, be part of making the door and door frame.  The Ger that you help build will be used at local community events and as accommodation on our nature connection retreats.

We will be using locally sourced and milled larch from The timber cooperative, based in Caernarfon.  This is not a bent wood yurt, we are not using coppiced roundwood poles.  This is an accessible, guided DIY project that you can replicate 

at home and get beautiful results.

Hot lunch and refreshments are included in the package.

This will be a four day course held in the beautiful grounds at Bryn Llys in Bethedsda N.Wales, if you want to camp/stay in a yurt/park a van, please select the +accommodation option.  If you are looking for bricks and mortar accommodation please get in touch with Carlo at Bryn Llys and mention you are with the Yurt Building Course.


  • Standard

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  • Payment Plan

    Pay the value of £385 before the start of the course in affordable steps.

    Pay what you want
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  • Standard + Accommodation

    Includes 3 nights of camping or van parking at Bryn Llys at £20/night

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