A Year in the Round: Tipi Erectus

| 8/5/2011 2:11:00 PM

Tags: tipi, Twig the Terrible, www.ayearintheround.com, Natalie Morris,

I'll mostly let my pictures do the talking (a rare treat!) from the night the tipi went up. It's not a difficult maneuver by any means, even for a construction-challenged girly girl like myself. But definitely recruit someone who knows how to do common-sense things for assistance and muscle. 

This is what canine ADD looks like 

If you get your tipi from the completely and totally awesome Nomadics Tipi Makers, you will receive a detailed instruction manual. Read the hell out of it, because Twig sure won't help you later.


That is a real George Strait Stetson 


After your poles are completed (a task I will explain with painful and excruciating detail later), pick your three "best" to arrange as the tripod. These are the North, South, and Door poles. A clove hitch holds them together, which is what is being executed by my #1 sidekick, Trip. He's much more knotty than me (Ha! Get it?).

5/28/2018 12:02:56 AM

I used the plans at WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG to build my own – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha. Go to WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG if you want some additional plans :)

Steve Clayton
8/21/2011 4:41:21 PM

Lining is *gooood!* I think the year living in the thing is an ongoing work in progress - click on the page URL & you'll see. Yahteh! Good to see this article!

Lyla Kraft
8/21/2011 5:32:30 AM

What about the lining? That's what makes the tipee comfortable. I have made and lived in one.

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