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Iconic Shelters Inspired By Ancient Innovations

Complement the Natural World

The design of a tipi (also known as a tepee or a teepee – we use them interchangeably, because they’re all correct) is an ancient innovation that marries beautiful symmetry with your natural environment. By designing details that embrace the prevailing winds and the natural elements of the landscape, tipis possess the ability to self-ventilate, while also providing a warm and cozy shelter against the elements.

For over 45 years, our legacy of handcrafted quality and reliable craftsmanship has grown our world-wide circle of devoted teepee-lovers. Inspired by the original designs conceived on the Great Plains of North America, our designs include the integrity and strength of 21st-century fabrics. History’s designs, lovingly-improved upon by modern achievements in the textile industries, are what make Earthworks Tipis special.

But as fascinating as they are, these details can’t compare to the simple, pure experience of being in a tipi. It’s space calms and centers your brain, as the natural rhythms of life and nature take center stage. Allow this calming backdrop to become the canvas for your dreams.

Do your dreams include:

A family summer retreat?

Sleep-overs with your grandkids?

A backyard art or yoga studio?

A guest house or overnight rental?

A pool-house?

Expanding your boutique lodging resort?

A cozy apres-ski experience?

Memorable dining and events options for your restaurant, farm, ranch or vinyard?

Outdoor learning shelters for children (or any age, for that matter)?

Adding unique camping options to your land?

Earthworks Tipis can be used for a multitude of events and activities…the possibilities are virtually endless!

Create lasting memories. Foster a strong sense of place. Experience an Earthworks Tipi.

What is a Tipi?

We gratefully acknowledge that the teepee is an iconic image of the original inhabitants of North America (the word tipi derives from “thipi” – the Lakota word that means dwelling or house). Although the practice of making tepees has become somewhat of a forgotten craft over the years, these indigenous peoples still live here. They are not just names and people from the pages of history books. Some of them are, quite literally, our neighbors, our customers and even our local and national policy-makers.

Tepees are a beautiful, portable shelter that harmonize the elements of nature and the human need for survival. Every one of our design features builds upon the legacy of the original asymmetrical Lakota design, including support poles carved of wood and pitched to harness the prevailing wind for ventilation and fire management. In fact, the elegant winged appearance of the tipi’s flaps aren’t just an aesthetic design – they help control your fire’s access to the wind. Tipis are the perfect example of nature working with nature to create harmony and keep you comfortable.

Why a Tepee?

Do you love…

Feeling close to the land?

Being surrounded with artistry and aesthetics?

Beautiful, awe-inspiring spaces?

Environmentally-friendly shelters?

Creating unique memories?

Connecting with the changing rhythms of the day, the month and the year?

Strengthening the connection between nature and people?

Portable, safe and easy to build shelters?

Rugged, adventurous place making?

Luxurious experiences in the outdoors?

Finding your own secret creek?

Earthworks Tipis can help you dream big and accomplish what you truly love.

My Tipi

Explore My Tipi to learn all about our:

Quality and craftsmanship

Structural components such as walls, windows, and insulation

Deck designs and plans

Interior inspirations

For those who see poetry in the details, you’ll also find all of our technical specifications, including how to pitch a tipi.

Inspiration Gallery

Every dream begins with an idea.

Our Inspiration Gallery is full of unique ideas – from simple to jaw-dropping, and everything in between. Let your vision take flight with a tremendous amount of inspiring examples. These ideas are shared to help motivate your own dreams from pitching your first teepee tent to designing your ideal camping teepee where you can choose to fully lean into rugged simplicity or luxurious glamping.

Tipis reflect the personalities of the people who love them — explore our Inspiration Gallery to help discover yours!

Tipi Packages

Buying an Earthworks Tipi should be an exciting and joyous opportunity to get you closer to your own secret creek – but don’t fret about the details. So don’t fret about the details deciding which options and features to select! We’ve designed four different tipi packages based on decades of knowing our customer’s favorite features. Plus, if you spend less time picking out every little detail, you’ll have more time at your Secret Creek. Explore our complete tipi packages now.

In Stock Tipis

Although we usually build to order, we have teepees in stock from time to time.

Explore our ready to ship, in-stock tipis now!

Customize Your Tipi

We’ve been selling tipis for so long that we know what people typically prefer. We’ve looked at years worth of sales histories and created packages that are most aligned with our customer’s favorite options, but if you want to hand-select every detail, you can customize your tipi.

Tipi FAQs

We love questions, because we think the answers are really great.

We’ve been crafting Earthworks Tipis for so long, we’ve earned decades of experience in how to guide future and current tipi owners.

Whether you’re just looking for a broad overview of how to get started, or you want to take a deep dive into the specific details of tipi ownership, a great place to start is by reading our Tipi FAQs.

Support

If you’re looking for helpful links and digital downloads full of technical and instructional info about tipis, explore our support resources, including:

Deck ideas

Interior ideas

Pitching instructions

Cleaning and care of your tipi fabric

Stovepipe installation

Commercial specs

And more!

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Custom Tipis

We’ve been selling tipis for so long that we know what people typically prefer. We’ve looked at years worth of sales histories and created packages that are most aligned with our customer’s favorite options, but if you want to hand-select every detail, you can customize your tipi.

Customize Your Tipi

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