Everyone should spend at least one night in a tipi.
I'm a huge fan of tipis and for a time was kind of known, at least in the green blogosphere, as "that (crazy) guy who lives in the tipi". I actually lived in one for only a couple of months (though it was during a Maine winter, which I think gives me bonus points), but I did spend a couple of years working out of my backyard office tipi. One of my favorite things to do was to prop up the tipi canvas during the fall and watch the turkeys walk by while I blogged. As long I was still, they didn't see me and would walk within 15 feet of me.
They just released a short video showing how they make their tipis, tents and yurts that's worthy of its four minutes and change runtime.
If you've ever thought about getting a yurt or a tipi, you could talk to the people at the Colorado Yurt Company. They live and breathe canvas structures. You can follow the Colorado Yurt Company on Twitter at @ColoradoYurts.
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