TipiWiki  

We aim to provide as much information on our website that we think our customers will need about our tent range and all the components used to build these canvas homes.

 

That being said, we do regularly get asked questions from canvas dwellers, which may be relevant to everyone, so thought it would be useful to have all of the details in one place; Welcome to our TipiWiki

Please take a browse through the section of keywords below for their descriptions. 

 

We will keep this page updated but if we haven't managed to answer your questions here, please get in touch.

TipiWiki - Select the component for a description

Tipis

Canvas Cover


We use a high quality 15oz Poly-Cotton Canvas for the canvas cover, ozan, door and carry bag*. All Canvas is treated with Eco-Friendly Waterproofing Treatment. *carry bag made from pure cotton




Smoke Flaps


The smoke flaps help to create air circulation inside the tipi, they can remain open during the day to provide additional light, and allow smoke from an open fire, or wood burner to escape. They can also remain open at night to catch a clear view of the sky above you. The smoke flaps are operated by two poles on the outside of the tipi. The connical design of the tipi creates a natural draft of air, which is ideal in hot weather as it keeps the tipi cool inside.




Wooden Stakes & Lacing Pins


We can supply sets of wooden stakes, and lacing pins which are sourced from sustainably harvested ash, by local craftsmen. Sets of stakes and lacing pins can be purchased separately in our range of accessories. We recommend using between 12-18 stakes, depending on the size of your tipi




Poly-Cotton Canvas


Poly-Cotton Canvas is a mixture of cotton, and polyester and retains the best characteristics for outdoor living throughout the year. The Benefits of Poly-Cotton Canvas 1. Helps prevent mildew and rot 2. Increases water resistance 3. Lighter than other materials 4. Retains its breathability 5. Prevents the material from ripping All our canvas is fully treated with Eco-Friendly canvas waterproofing.




Canvas Bag


Tipis & bell tents are supplied with a canvas carry bag. They can also be purchased separately in our store. When packed in its bag, a tipi is approx 1m x 1m x 1.2m, and a bell tent is approx 0.6m x 0.6m x 0.8m (WxHxL) *(larger tipis are supplied with a seperate cotton bag for the inner liner).




Canvas Door


All Canvas and Full package tipis are supplied with a 16oz poly-cotton canvas door. The door is rolled up and down as required and tied in place above the opening.




Tipi Poles


The tipi poles / lodge poles form the main structure of the tipi, tied together in a conical shape and spread out at the base. Each pole is tapered from 2.5"-3" at the base to 1.5" at the top, and can be anywhere between 20'-25' in length. We always recommend that all wooden components should be obtained from sustainable sources local to our customers




Inner Liner


The inner liner is made from pure cotton material. It is 1.5m / 6' high and is tied in place to the inside of the tipi cover. The inner liner is essential for insulation and works with the ozan to provide a surface for any condensation, or rain water to run away from the living area of the tipi, ensuring that the inside of the tipi remains dry. All tipi packages are supplied with both inner liner, and full ozan but both are available to purchase seperately in our online shop.




Ozan


The Ozan is an overhead canvas dropped ceiling for a tipi, which redirects any drips which may come through the smoke flaps. It also helps to retain the warmth inside the tipi.




Rain Hat


If you're planning to use your tipi in wet climates, or for extended periods of time you may want to consider using a Rain Hat ​​​ Effectively, this is a giant shower cap which is installed over the tipi poles to prevent the rain from entering the tipi, and running down the tipi poles.​




Groundsheet


All groundsheets are made to measure from high quality, heavy duty PVC. The ground sheet is laid in place underneath the tipi, or bell tent to provide dry conditions to sleep, or sit. It also creates a barrier to protect soft furnishings.




Eco-Friendly Waterproofing


Eco-Friendly Canvas Waterproofing increases the hydrophobic qualities of the canvas so water forms in beads and runs off, rather that being absorbed. It ensures the canvas retains all of its characteristics while providing an eco-friendly treatment to promote water, rot, and UV resistance.




Guy Ropes


The guy ropes provide the tension which pulls the canvas into shape. One end of the guy rope is fixed to the exterior of the canvas, and the other is staked in to the ground to provide support and stability to the tent. All of our tipis, and bell tents come with all the ropes you'll need, but we also supply this separately in our accessories range.





Bell Tents

Centre Pole / Lodge Pole (Bell Tents)


The center pole / lodge pole is the main central support of the bell tent, and should be approximately 3"-4" wide x 3m in height.​




Mosquito Nets (Bell Tents)


Our bell tents come with 2 windows, both of which can be opened / closed with a zip from the inside. The windows feature sewn-in mosquito nets, which offer protection against mosquitos, flies, and other insects.




Guy Ropes


The guy ropes provide the tension which pulls the canvas into shape. One end of the guy rope is fixed to the exterior of the canvas, and the other is staked in to the ground to provide support and stability to the tent. All of our tipis, and bell tents come with all the ropes you'll need, but we also supply this separately in our accessories range.




Entrance Door (Bell Tents)


The entrance door of the bell tent is an integral part of the canvas cover. It is opened and closed by a central zip which runs from the top to the bottom. Once open it can be folded back and tied into place to provide an opening into the bell tent.




Ripstop Canvas


Ripstop canvas is canvas material which has been reinforced with woven threads at regular intervals to help prevent the material from ripping.




Wooden Stakes & Lacing Pins


We can supply sets of wooden stakes, and lacing pins which are sourced from sustainably harvested ash, by local craftsmen. Sets of stakes and lacing pins can be purchased separately in our range of accessories. We recommend using between 12-18 stakes, depending on the size of your tipi




Canvas Cover


We use a high quality ripstop Poly-Cotton Canvas for the canvas cover, ozan, door and carry bag*. All Canvas is treated with Eco-Friendly Waterproofing Treatment. *carry bag made from pure cotton




Poly-Cotton Canvas


Poly-Cotton Canvas is a mixture of cotton, and polyester and retains the best characteristics for outdoor living throughout the year. The Benefits of Poly-Cotton Canvas 1. Helps prevent mildew and rot 2. Increases water resistance 3. Lighter than other materials 4. Retains its breathability 5. Prevents the material from ripping All our canvas is fully treated with Eco-Friendly canvas waterproofing.




Canvas Bag


Tipis & bell tents are supplied with a canvas carry bag. They can also be purchased separately in our store. When packed in its bag, a tipi is approx 1m x 1m x 1.2m, and a bell tent is approx 0.6m x 0.6m x 0.8m (WxHxL) *(larger tipis are supplied with a seperate cotton bag for the inner liner).




Groundsheet


All groundsheets are made to measure from high quality, heavy duty PVC. The ground sheet is laid in place underneath the tipi, or bell tent to provide dry conditions to sleep, or sit. It also creates a barrier to protect soft furnishings.




Eco-Friendly Waterproofing


Eco-Friendly Canvas Waterproofing increases the hydrophobic qualities of the canvas so water forms in beads and runs off, rather that being absorbed. It ensures the canvas retains all of its characteristics while providing an eco-friendly treatment to promote water, rot, and UV resistance.





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