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Yurts and Tipis
Welcome to Yurt and Tipi facts. We bring you information, resources, tips, link and answers to all your Yurts and tipi questions including how to build, errect, buy, sell or hire a Yurt or tipi. If there is any information you need but could not find on this site, please use the contact form to ask us and we will do our best to find the information for you, as soon as possible.
The word yurt is said to originate from Turkic, the parent language of the modern day Turkish. In its origin, Yurt meant a dwelling place rather than a round tent, which is what comes to mind today when you hear the word Yurt.
The modern day meaning and indeed the English language word was derived from Russian, where it is called "Yurta" , it is via this crossover from Russian to English that Yurt as it is spell and what it connotes in English language today was established.
Yurt Builders in England, UK
There are several Yurt builders in, most of they create high quality Yurts, mostly made to order. The Yurt builders seem to be enviroment friendly bunch, most of them use wood sources from sustainable forest and most materials used for Yurt building are organic.
You can find more information about Yurt builders in England, Wales and Scotland on this page.
Buy a Yurt
There are a numbers of high quality Yurt builders in UK, we hve a list of the top builders on this page.
Yurt for Hire
Sometime you do not want to buy a Yurt but hire it for a few weeks or even stay in one at a festival, you can find information on yurt hire here.
Tipi, also known as teepee, tepee and sometime incorrectly referred to as wigwam is a conical tent, made from animal skins or birch bark.
Tipi, first made by Native Americans have gained popularity all over the world.
In UK, Tipis is popular with the alternative scene, it is often used as tents in large music festivals such as Glastonbury and other outdoor events.
Recently, in UK, particularly amount green and environment counsious people, having a Tipi instead of the traditional tent in your garden is quite fashionable, the reason for this is that Tipis are made from environment friendly materials in contract with the traditional tent which are usually made from synthetic materials, this new tipis in garden fashion is sweeping the country, leading to an active trade in tipi making and renting our tipis.
Tipi & Yurts - Some uses
Yurts and Tipis have been know to be used for variety of function in addition to what they were used for in their respective countries/regions of origin.
Some of the uses Yurts or Tipis tends to be used for in UK includes temporary living accommodation at camp site, festivals and outdoor events, Yoga exercises rooms, storytelling tents, classrooms, sacred spaces, saunas, student accommodation, spare rooms, children's playhouses, workshops, meditation spaces, birthing spaces, theatres, shops.
Holiday in Tipi
Holidaying in tipis is one of the most fantastic experience you can have. Woodland Tipis has one of the best location for a Tipi or Yurts Holiday in England.
Located in the heart of Herefordshire, a stone throw away from Wales by the bank of River Wye.
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