BRITISH COLUMBIA

Yurt Is UBC's Newest Classroom (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

06/04/2014 05:41 EDT | Updated 06/16/2017 00:59 EDT

How would you like to take a university class in a centuries-old Asian structure?

The University of British Columbia has built a 65 square-metre yurt on its farm to be used for classes, children's programs, community events, and more.

A yurt is a circular tent-like structure common to Mongolia and other parts of Central Asia, states a UBC news release. And now the "simple, smart, and sustainable" structure can also be found on the UBC Farm.

“We were bursting at the seams with our programming and our current facilities couldn't keep up with the growth that we were seeing,” UBC Farms Director Amy Frye said in the release. “Building a yurt seemed like a sustainable solution.”

Yurt going to have so much fun!


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