Teepees were once a home for older civilisations to live in such as the North American Indians, and now you can have your very own teepee. Teepees are a cone shaped tent, originally made from wooden poles and animal skins but teepees on the market these days use other materials. There are various kinds of teepees available for adults and kids and are a great alternative to a regular tent.Camp in a Teepee
If having a cone shaped roof does not bother you, teepees are fantastic to use for camping trips and can come in basic or more modern versions. Teepee camping tents are made from waterproof material and have steel supports so you do not need to worry about it collapsing around you. Some include mesh windows and can be over 6 feet tall in the centre so tall people can stand up comfortably.For the Kids
Kids love outdoor play tents and they will also love their own outdoor teepee. They can choose a brightly coloured design and enjoy hours and hours of playtime. They are really easy to put up and pull down and will not damage your lawn. There is also a range of indoor teepees for kids that are ideal for their bedroom or playroom. You can leave it erected so the kids can use it when they please. They may even like to sleep in it sometimes when they have friends over.Teepee Material and Colours
Teepees come in different materials such as canvas or polyester depending on whether it is for indoor or outdoor use. Many outdoor teepees are waterproof but do make sure to check the specifications first before buying to make sure it is right for your needs. You can find a range of colours, especially for kids.Pop-up Tents
If you are not sold on a teepee and still like the look of conventional tents, why not check out pop-up camping tents? These are great if you do not like the whole process of putting poles together and working out what goes where as these pretty much take care of themselves.