Francis only makes Tipis(Teepees) from quality materials. He selects, cuts and strips the poles from renewable Devon woodland. The woven cotton canvas which originates in India, is treated in the UK to British Standard specification to resist water, rot and fire. He sews the canvas in his Devon workshop, to a design that he has evolved with experience, using quality poly/cotton thread. All this takes place under the watchful eye of Alf, the black dog.
We use heavy duty Fire, Water and Rot proofed 12oz Cotton Duck canvas. Most commonly the canvas is white for a light interior, however many customers choose a coloured lacing panel and/or door to personalise their tipi. All seams are double stiched and key areas are reinforced to extend longevity. The tiedowns are made from quality nylon webbing.
The pine poles are sourced from sustainable local woodland in Devon then stripped, sanded and treated with linseed oil.
To ensure that the Tipi is completely weather proof, either a raincatcher or rainhood is recommended.
Raincatchers fit inside the Tipi and gather any drips that run down the poles, and then channel them back out through the smoke flaps. Raincatchers are little more demanding to fit but do allow the use of full length tipi poles which many people find more attractive.
Rainhoods are mounted on an additional pole and act as an umbrella, stopping any rain from following the poles into the Tipi. Rainhoods are quick and easy to fit but require the use of shorter tipi poles. Rainhoods are not suitable for Tipis larger than 21ft.
- Cotton Canvas Tipi Cover
- Canvas door and door poles
- Set of finished Tipi poles
- Hardwood pegs
- Lacing pins
- Manilla rope and cord
The Standard liners are 5ft high canvas and include a 12 inch PVC apron to seal to the ground. Linings come complete with pegs and lacing cord. A shorter, 3ft liner is also available.
We offer both rainhoods and raincatchers, please contact us to discuss the most suitable for your requirements.
Welded Trivets made from Horse shoes can also be supplied, prices range from £30 to £55
A range of waterproof floors together with Traditional woven Coconut matting is available from stock. We also stock cotton and wool Mexican and Indian rugs. Please enquire for prices.
Erection & Training
Up to two hours induction and training is available free of charge at the time of delivery to assist the new owner. This consists of advice on safety, siting and erection, maintenance, storage and use.
Prices (plus VAT)
All prices, plus VAT. Other sizes available, please enquire.
Delivery is free within 20 miles (more than 20 miles is charged at cost).
Terms and Conditions
As all Tipis are made to order, we require a 20% deposit with order with the balance payable on delivery. Delivery from order is usually three weeks.