Editor’s note: This article was published before the coronavirus pandemic, and may not reflect the current situation on the ground.

What do you do when you want to sail 300 kilometers through a landlocked country? For adventurers Falcon Riley and Amber Word, the answer was simple: You grab $200 and you build a land sailing cart.

When adventurer Falcon Riley was sailing across the Pacific in late 2016, traveling from San Francisco to Guam over a span of 18 months, he pondered the idea of an entirely different kind of sailing adventure: A voyage across Mongolia.

Mongolia had fascinated him ever since he was a child and wrote a school report on Genghis Khan. And since sailing a boat in a landlocked country would prove rather tricky, Falcon concluded that land sailing would be the next best thing. “I spent hours on the boat coming up with concepts to make something that could sail on the land,” he explains. “I did some research, but no-one was making anything you could sleep inside.”