Tipis & Yurts: Authentic Designs for Circular Shelters

Tipis & Yurts: Authentic Designs for Circular Shelters


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If you've ever considered changing your lifestyle, or if you just want a unique portable shelter for outdoor camping, then this book is for you. In it you'll find clear instructions and easy-to-follow diagrams describing how to construct a tipi similar to those inhabited by American Plains Indians and a yurt derived from the traditional Mongolian design.

Stunning photographs shot amid Arizona's cathedral rock formations show you how to assemble both structures. Even if you don't plan to build a tipi or yurt, you'll enjoy the historical anecdotes, amazing photography, and fascinating suggestions for customizing your own shelter.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781887374699
Publisher: Sterling Publishing
Publication date: 03/01/2000
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.41(w) x 9.92(h) x 0.33(d)

Table of Contents

The Basics8
Materials and Tools8
Site Selection11
The Tipi14
History and Traditions17
Sewing the Tipi Cover30
Pitching a Tipi44
The Yurt62
Building the Frame72
Sewing the Yurt Canvas83
Assembling a Yurt94
Living with a Circular Shelter108
Heating, Cooling, and Ventilation110
Kitchens and Bathrooms116
Decks and Other Structures118
Metric Conversion Table123
Suggested Reading124

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