Could You Live in a Teepee in Northern Arizona?

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Could You Live in a Teepee in Northern Arizona?

Teepees (tipis) as Alternative Rural Cabins in Northern Arizona

Teepee Structure for Rural Homes in Northern ArizonaHow about living in a teepee?  Have you ever dreamed of living in a teepee as an alternative rural cabin in Northern Arizona

It can be done; I've seen teepees in harsh North Dakota winters so our mild eight weeks of winter would be easy.  Modern teepees of all sizes and prices are now available.

The basic elements of a teepee are cover, liner, ozan (an interior drop ceiling), and poles.  The poles form the framework that supports the cover and Tipi as a cabin on your own rural landprovides a lattice from which the liner and ozan are hung.  The teepee liner hangs against the inside of the poles and seals the bottom. The liner makes a double wall and creates a chimney effect. Arizona land over 10 acres which would be great for a teepee.

Could You Live in a Teepee in Northern Arizona?  Why Not?  A teepee may be heated with an open fire or a wood stove.  In hot weather, the smoke flaps are left open and the bottom of the teepee cover is rolled up Tipi Interior for Rural Living(either all the way around or just on one side). Even the most gentle breeze creates a nice cooling effect. Teepees as alternative rural cabins in Norrthern Arizona are worth looking into.

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Could You Live in a Teepee in Northern Arizona?

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Comments (4)

Jean Hanley
Coldwell Banker Kivett Teeters - Hemet, CA
Specializing in Folks Who Want To Buy/Sell Homes

Judith, I am gonna say no.  Looks interesting, but no.  Now, do you sell teepees that are on their own land?  Inquiring minds.....

Mar 11, 2013 01:47 AM
Judith Ritter

Jean, I don't.  Mostly I sell parcels of land but there are lots of people trying different kinds of things in that area and I just wanted to know more about all these options I keep seeing.  So of course I had to blog about it.  thanks for your comment. 

Mar 11, 2013 07:56 AM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

If the price is right, sure I could.  I've tent camped for a month at a time and it was not difficult at all.


Mar 11, 2013 11:56 PM
Judith Ritter
Dirt Road Real Estate - Prescott, AZ
Rural Land & Homes Specialist

Wouldn't this be a fun idea to put on vacation property, Lenn?  There is a company selling used teepees, yurts, tents, etc at  Perfect to put on these cool rural Arizona properties i'm selling. 

Mar 12, 2013 12:10 AM