The above picture is the picture of a tipi made by Nez Perce tribe, taken in 1900 (image from Wikipedia).
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.
Tipis and Holidays
Holidaying in Tipis is also becoming very popular in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Tipis and sometime Yurts are usually erected at beautiful location, people who want to experience living in Tipis find such holidays very attractive.
There are also new communities, usually within eco part springing up, accommodation in this emerging eco villages usually consist of dwelling Tipis.