Winterizing

How to keep your tipi snug and warm in the winter time.

Site selection

Site selection
Pitch on the side of a hill or trees, to maximize sunlight and minimize wind. Make sure that the closest trees will not dump their snow load onto the tipi. Learn more about site selection

Dry zones

Dry zones
Delineate wet and dry zones. Place rugs for warmth and comfort over the platform in your dry zones.

Firewood

Firewood
Keep a large supply of split, dry firewood inside the tipi. more about fires and stoves

Install a platform

Install a platform
Install your platform at least 4” from ground. It may be insulated underneath. more about platforms

Install a liner and ozan

Install a liner and ozan
A liner could be extended across doorway to create a vestibule, to reduce draughts. more on liners and ozan