"A yurt or ger is a portable, felt-covered, wood lattice-framed dwelling structure traditionally used byTurkic and Mongolic nomads in the steppes of Central Asia. A yurt is more home-like than a tent in shape and build, with thicker walls."
In Oregon, they are permanent structures at some campsites, and benefits include heat and electricity. That's how Cam convinced me to actually go camping at the beach in October. We thought no one would be camping mid-week in October, so we didn't even reserve one and just showed up. Apparently they're pretty popular because the first place we went they were full. The next campground we went to we got the last one. Here was our Yurt:
Pretty cool huh? That's the wood-lattace you see in the window. I was pleasantly surprised at how big it was. It would have been a great night of sleep except that we are the worst parents ever and dragged a sick child camping. He was a little sniffly when we left, so we weren't too concerned, but he made us pay for it all night long by getting up hourly.
But it was a beautiful October day for the coast!