Why a Black Dog Tipi?
Our tipis are individually handmade of natural materials and in the style of traditional north American tipis, but with refinements to best suit the British climate.
They provide spacious living beneath a soaring cathedral-like roof, but also the ultimate comfort of a fire burning in a stone hearth.
Black Dog Tipis offers the opportunity to either buy your own tipi made to your individual requirements, or to rent a tipi for a special occasion.
Hire a Tipi
Add something a bit different to your party and get a tipi or two to create some cosy spaces, a chill out room or a playroom for the kids to keep them out of the weather!
If you would like to have tipis or yurts as accommodation for yourself or guests then we can provide a mixture of ‘lounge’ and ‘bedroom’ set ups and work out the best way to get the right result for you and your visitors.
Buy to Own Pricing
As all Tipis are made to order, we require a 20% deposit when ordering with the remaining balance payable on delivery. Delivery from order is usually three weeks.
How a Black Dog Tipi is made
Francis only makes Tipis 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.
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.
Don’t think a Tipi is right for you?
No problem, have a look at our other structures. They are all handmade in traditional styles of natural materials and but refined to best suit the British climate,