About kochevnik

Hi. My name is Vlad:

I was born in the Soviet Union and woke up in Kazakhstan. During my 36 years, I’ve lived in and travelled to 30 countries – my first big move was to Canada in 2002, and in 2008 I decided to move to Southeast Asia. In 2013, I moved to Montreal for a very cold winter, and eventually settled in Ottawa in 2015. more


A short video of a drone flyover around my yurt camp.

Add June 28, 2018, by Kochevnik
Hello Dear followers. I have finally put a short flyover video for you. I hope you like it Sao Bol. Kochevnik

My Story is on hold, but yours needs to be heard!!!

Add May 3, 2018, by Kochevnik
Hello Dear followers! Spring is finally here in Ottawa, but I don’t think I will be able to set up my Yurt. Just some personal stuff. But I still...

Post winter update and future plans

Add November 16, 2017, by Kochevnik
Hello, my faithful followers. I am sorry I made you wait for this post. A lot of things happened since my last update. In short, I lost my consulting...

The First Day of Spring, Finally.

Add April 17, 2017, by Kochevnik
Hello, my dear readers. It’s time to reflect on the last 5 winter months. It was wonderful at times to see fresh snow falling from grey skies and to...
Last updates

Yurt’s decoration – practical, colorful and comfortable

April 29, 2016
The inside of the yurt is divided into the modules; each of them, according to the tradition, has its own domestic function. Space near the door is called bosaga...

Inner space and symbolism of the Kazakh yurt

February 17, 2016
In the process of adaptation in the ecosystem and creation of economic and cultural products, nomads have created the masterpiece of global civilization – the yurt. In a way,...

Decorative Arts And Crafts Of The Kazakh – Felting -Video with English subtitles

September 29, 2015
We just posted a video with English subtitles on Felt making. Transcribed below Decorative Arts And Crafts Of The Kazakh Felting Art Among varieties of Kazakh folk arts and...

Kazakh carpets – History and tradition

September 15, 2015
Translated article from here In the economy of the Kazakhs, along with cattle breeding, low commodity farming (based on the primitive methods of land cultivation and tools), fishing, and, to...