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.

My tipis were crafted by the good folks at the Colorado Yurt Company, who as their name suggests also sells top quality yurts. You can swing over to my Flickr page to see photos of my tipi setup.

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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Shea Gunther is a podcaster, writer, and entrepreneur living in Portland, Maine. He hosts the popular podcast "Marijuana Today Daily" and was a founder of Renewable Choice Energy, the country's leading provider of wind credits and Green Options. He plays a lot of ultimate frisbee and loves bad jokes.

Watch: How tipis and yurts are made
Meet some of the people at the Colorado Yurt Company and watch how they craft their tipis, tents, and yurts.