A yurt as a classroom | 101

A heated yurt becomes a classroom for alternative learning.


Location Winterthur ZH
Customer School alternative SalZH
Date October 2014
occasion classroom
Key data Yurt 6m


Our contribution

In April 2014 we had in our exhibition a whole group of teachers and a teacher to visit. They were interested in a teepee on their playground. But when they saw the yurt, all the teachers were very taken with it and it seemed they were easily overruling the only male guest who spoke more for the tepee. The advantage of having an additional training room with a yurt was also convincing, as there was still a construction project in the 2014, which would be counteracted by the space bottleneck. In August, a yurt with 6m diameter was definitely ordered.


Zeltwelt likes to support projects for schools and other social institutions. We think it's important to bring children closer to nature, and we love it when our natural tents are involved in the process.


A yurt had many advantages in her case. The space of a yurt is more generous with the same footprint than with a tepee and offers a few more seats through the straight walls. A yurt can be easily heated with an oven and is easier to maintain with a school class. In an open fire, wood must be constantly refilled and requires more attention from the caretaker to control the fire and smoke. At a yurt you get fired up and can then spend a full class on the class and the kids.

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Information about the customer

The SalZH - School Alternative Zurich - is organized as a charitable, non-denominational and politically neutral foundation. The foundation was founded in the year 2001 and is under the legal supervision of the District Council Winterthur. The Foundation does not pursue any commercial purpose and does not seek profit. In addition to running the school for day-care centers, the foundation creates further education programs for teachers and is involved in the field of education through various offers for parents.

Private schools, such as SalZH, which teach compulsory education, are not supported by the public sector. The school fees must be paid in full by the parents. To enable as many children as possible to SalZH, the school fees are set lower and must be sponsored accordingly. Teachers are already contributing to this with lower wages, and students and staff are committed to providing financial support through various activities such as: with a sponsored run at the school festival.

Source: SalZH

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