A tepee for a near-natural playgroup.
Location Mütschemier BE
Customer TipiTi nature play group
Date since June 2008
occasion Children's Group
Key data Potlachtipi 8m
The playgroup TipiTi has been a loyal customer of ours since the year 2008. They wanted to buy a yurt and a tepee for a playgroup, but decided then only for a tipi with a diameter of 8m.
The decision of the material was not fixed right from the beginning. They wanted a case with a maximum lifespan. Since we offer natural tents, the choice of materials had to be carefully selected.
Basically, a tepee does not breathe with a PVC tarpaulin. Moisture compensation can not take place and condensation will form. The tarpaulin also hardly lets light through, so it is much darker inside than a textile fabric. In addition, the PVC tarpaulin smells severely and together with the firing, can set an unpleasant odor. The lifespan of a natural tent with a textile cover depends crucially on Location and the care from.
The tepee was intended for an exposed place on a plain without dense trees. Therefore, we could also recommend a pure cotton fabric. Together with the customer, the tepee was then built in June 2008. In a storm in January 2009 unfortunately tore you one of the smoke flap. The damage was covered by the insurance and we were able to replace the shell completely.
After we had the material Sunbrella Alto FR in our assortment, we had them specially made for a Tipihülle. Normally, this material would be less suitable for a tepee but it was worth a try.
In spring 2015, the customer contacted us again to the now grayed Sunbrella Alto FR shell with the TENCATE FR & UV to be replaced. The old Sunbrella case was successfully sold through our marketplace. In the summer we supplied them with the new TENCATE shell with a few spare poles and rebuilt the tepee again.
Information about the customer
The club TipiTi offers children an exciting and natural play group. They do so out of conviction and with much passion. Together they experience the different seasons with the children and in the winter months they warm themselves up with a fire in the tepee.
"Nature is a daily changing Learning and experience space, which demands, promotes and enriches all senses. As the most sensual environment ever, it provides optimal support for the healthy and creative growth of the child. »