The Ger (also known as üy in Kazakh) is part of the Mongolian national identity. Even today a large share of Mongolia’s population lives in Gers, including in the capital, Ulaanbaatar. Ger means home. It is the place where people cook, store food, sleep, and share stories with neighbors and visitors. A basic wood stove, fed with cow paddies, keeps the inside warm – barely enough during the cold nights.