Friends of mine who've attended the Glastonbury Festival have raved about the experience and the music. Located at Worthy Farm in England, Glastonbury Festival attracts over 14,000 music fans, making it one of Europe's largest music festivals.
I'm really loving the cool Summer style of the festival's Tipi Field. Here, festival goers can participate in activities such as storytelling, tai chi, and a sweat lodge. Next door to the field are tipis that are available for hire (but not this year, they're all booked). I'd much rather attend the festival if I had a tipi to return to at the end of the evening, instead of a one-person backpacking tent. They just look so much more roomy, breezy, and, well, stylish, than your basic North Face dome tent.
You don't have to head to England to revel in tipi goodness, though. To get the tipi look at your casa,
Here are some ways you can re-create the look in your backyard.
- Try DIYing your own tipi with directions from eHow, which makes an adult-sized tipi, or this one from FamilyFun, for a pint-sized version.
- Take a tip from Jennifer Carpenter and construct your tipi from cool, modern fabric.
- If you've got the cash, Design Within Reach's Tipi is now on sale for $1,760.
- If you're feeling even more flush, you can buy a Gandia Blasco Tipi Gigante, which starts at $6,000. Spendy, yes, but stunning, as you can see from this photo.