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Tipis

Tipi village

Nothing compares to the grace and beauty of a tipi. It’s conical shape allows it to withstand very high winds. Its simplicity belies its ability to create the perfect environment at any time of year; well ventilated and cool in summer and warmed by the fire in winter. After spending time in a tipi you will be hard pressed to find another form of shelter to compare with it.

Lining

We strongly recommend the use of a lining as this makes the tipi a comfortable place to be. It prevents drafts and stops rain dripping from the poles. It creates an insulating barrier and helps to draw smoke from the fire upward and out of the smoke flaps.

Tipis in mist

Ozan

The ozan is really for serious tipi dwellers only. It acts as a ceiling/partial ceiling extending from the rear of the tipi. In severe weather it can be used to stop any raindrops reaching the living area and as long as a gap is left for the smoke to escape it can also help to further insulate the living space.


Tipi sizes

Tipi No. of poles Length of poles Sleeps Seating
3m 11 4m 2 5
4m 11 6m 4 9
5m 14 7m 5 15
5.5m 14 8m 6 20
6m 17 9m 6-8 27
7m 17 10m 10 35
8m 20 11m 12-14 50
9m 20 12m 16-18 70

The 5m, 5.5m, 6m, and 7m are by far the most popular sizes. Please note that the above sleeping and seating figures are based on comfort rather than maximum amounts. We also make a very popular 2m childrens tipi.

Tipi interior

Tipi Poles

If you can make your own tipi poles then you will appreciate your tipi all the more for the work involved. We recommend spruce as an ideal pole but any straight softwood will do. Use a draw-knife to shave off the bark and smooth the pole.

If you can’t make your own we’ll be happy to provide them for you. Upon request we can also provide you with divided tipi poles. These are essentially cut in half at an angle and then reconnected with the aid of wooden pins. These are virtually invisible and whilst they will never be as strong as standard tipi poles they do make transportation an awful lot easier.

Tipi materials

Our 300g(10.5oz) and 360g(13oz) canvas is made of 100% natural cotton. The 420g(15oz) canvas is a 50% cotton 50% polyester mixed weave. All of our canvas is water and rot resistant and flame retardent canvas is available at an additional cost. Our covers are very durable and we are happy to advise as to which is best for your needs.

Tipi colours

Our canvas comes as standard in a natural off white colour. We can also make your tipi in the colour(s) of your choice but please note coloured canvas is only available in 300g (10.5oz).

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