Tipis. The tipi. The srtucture of a tipi is a cone of poles, covered originally by buffalo hide, and nowadays by a skin of canvas. A supplementary inner lining is added to keep out any draft, and as insulation. .
The Cover Made from waterproof, rot proof and flame retardent canvas, it has reinforced pegloops and smokeflap-pole loops, and hand-stitched lacing pin holes. Supplied with pegs and lacing pins, door, door sticks and transport bag.
The Lining is between 3 and 6Ft in
depth depending on the size of the tipi. It pegs right to the ground, and channels the air between the cover and lining, up and out the smoke-flaps, creating a good draw for the fire. Not essential for summer living but provides insulation and draft-proofing in hard weather. Made of canvas with a 1Ft(30cm) PVC skirt on the bottom. This prevents the canvas from resting on the ground where it is most susceptible to damp and fungus. Supplied with rope and pegs.
The Poles Pine, Fir or Spruce trees depending on availability. All trees are sourced, cut, stripped and finished by hand to a beautiful finish. Supplied with a hemp anchor rope.
Extras: The Hat - A large square of canvas which, attached to its own pole, covers top of the tipi and prevents rain from entering. It is necessary to cut the “crown” to do this.
Wooden floor - It is advisable to create a mound of stones or gravel, with a small ditch if the ground is very damp. The wooden floor is then raised on joists of douglas fir, and has a hole at the center for a fire place, and a space for stones or gravel in the doorway, where there is the possibility of rain coming in through the smoke flaps. The fire -
The heart of the tipi is the fire. It provides warmth and light, cooking facilities and hours of beauty… If you follow the normal precautions around the fire there are no problems. Create a circle of stones as your fireplace, and avoid using woods such as chestnut or willow which spit embers. Do not leave the fire unnattended, especially in windy weather.
Whether you have a floor of wood, gravel or rushes, you can put down carpets and sheepskins. Avoid cotton as it draws the damp. Wool is the best. Roll up futon matresses are practical as they can be put away in the daytime, leaving more space. Baskets are great to keep things in – they’re beautiful, discreet, and blend in well with the simplicity of the tipi.
TIPIS Price in euros
total with wooden floor
7 - 10
8 - 11
9 - 12
10 - 15
13 - 18
If you want a ‘hat’ count an extra 80 euros
The column marked ‘no.people’ is an indication of the number of people who can sleep inside, but this figuire is variable depending on the usage of the space. We can help assess the appropriate size for you if you supply us with your project details and the needs of the space. We can also make tipis both larger and smaller than those marked above, prices on demand.
Yurts The Frame The yurt is a circular self-supporting structure: a wooden frame, comprising trellis walls (khana)....
...with bent or straight roof rafters arching from the top of the walls to a central wheel.
After cutting the wood, and stripping it if neccessary, we steam it, and bend it on jigs to give it its form before hand finishing to bring out its natural beauty.
Floors - Wooden floors work really well in yurts; they also keep the frame off the ground which prolongs the life of the wood. Floors made in detachable sections mean that you can still move your yurt if you want, or they can be fixed and insulated for full time dwellings.
The Cover - We cover our yurts with canvas (see Materials) it is much more suited to the European climate than felt. The cover comes in 3 pieces- the walls (which have a 30cm PVC skirt), the roof, and the star.
The star has the option of a canvas, or clear PVC plastic circle which covers the actual wheel. Coloured ’petals’ are a popular choice.
the roof cover
A canvas door is supplied with the cover. Alternatively, we make hand crafted oak doors to order, or we can fit double glazed french windows into specially adapted frames.
Windows - we make
windows from marine quality UV stable PVC. These can open and close with vcelcro or zips, and can be made to the size and shape of your choice. Double glazed gless windows in specially adapted frames are also available.
Insulation – Our prefered insulative material is 1400g/
m2 hemp felt. It is a material that breathes, and is naturally resistant to fungus and insects, so infestations of mites, commonly found in sheeps wool felt, present no problem here. It is fire proofed with sodium carbonate. We also supply an underlayer of coton for the aesthetic, made in detachable sections for ease of cleaning.
YURTS Price in euros
3m80 4m20 4m50 4m80 5m10 5m40 5m70 6m00 6m30 6m60 6m90 7m20 7m50 7m80 8m10
11.34m2 13.85m2 15.90m2 18.09m2 20.42m2 22.89m2 25.50m2 28.26m2 31.15m2 34.20m2 37.37m2 40.69m2 44.16m2 47.76m2 51.51m2
2-3 3-4 4-5 5-6 6-7 8-9 9 - 10 10 - 11 11 - 12 12 - 13 13 - 15 16 - 17 17 - 18 18 - 19 20 +
1315 1465 1565 1665 1755 1845 1980 2225 2460 2750 3040 3330 3645 3950 4260
Canvas T o t a l
1075 1195 1275 1355 1435 1510 1625 1810 2000 2240 2480 2720 2975 3230 3490
non-opening window, 1m2 opening window, zip or velcro fastening single french window double french window hand crafted oak door
2390 2660 2840 3020 3190 3355 3605 4035 4460 4980 5520 6060 6620 7180 7750
1020 1080 1140 1200 1300 1400 1500 1630 1760 1890 2020 2150 2350 2550 2750
680 720 799 882 1049 1103 1160 1223 1435 1502 1572 1895 1970 2050 2133
1190 1285 1414 1571 1866 1976 2112 2234 2582 2734 2869 3340 3500 3669 3394
80 euros 150 euros 200 euros 350 euros 500 euros
The column marked â€˜no.peopleâ€™ is an indication of the number of people who can sleep inside, but this figuire is variable depending on the usage of the space. We can help assess the appropriate size for you if you supply us with your project details and the needs of the space. We can also make tipis both larger and smaller than those marked above, prices on demand.
Materials The Wood - Where possible, the wood used in our structures is
sourced locally, that is within the Ariege(09)department. Here we find a wealth of naturally regenerated, mountain-grown timber. We use douglas fir for our tipi poles, and for any joists in floor construction, sawn ash or coppiced chestnut for our yurt frames, and oak for doors and their frames.
Canvas - We use 407g/m2 polycotton The canvas is chemically
treated to E.U Standards to be Flame retardant, Rot resistant and Waterproof. Flame retardant is a legal requirement on any tents intended for public use. We have also found it prolongs the life of the canvas. This canvas is available in white, sand or khaki colour. There is a wide range of other colours available, though without the flame retardent treatment.
Plastic - PVC - The PVC we use as window plastic is a high quality UV stable marine plastic. The plastic skirts on the tipi lining and the yurt cover are from a reinforced PVC and are available in a variety of colours to match any trim or coloured canvas on your tent.
Insulation â€“ Our prefered insulative material is 1400g/m2 hemp
felt.. It is a material that breathes, and is naturally resistant to fungus and insects, so infestations of mites, commonly found in sheeps wool felt, present no problem here. It is fire proofed with sodium carbonate. For under floor insulation, we use 10cm thick hemp wool.
Contact Eychene 09320 Massat FRANCE 0033 (0)534 14 00 48 0033 (0)671 31 55 14 email@example.com www.dessinemoiuneyourte.com
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