Gers and hand built homes without water or plumbing sprang up on the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia as more and more of Mongolia's rural population moved to the capital city to find work. Russian style apartment buildings mark the edge of the established city, and the growing suburban ger settlements stretch into the surrounding hills. (Gers are circular tent-like dwellings with a collapsible wooden frame covered in animal skins, felt, and/or canvas. It serves as a home for shepherds and families alike. From coverage of revisit to Material World Project family in Mongolia, 2001.