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The Scandinavians sure know how to capture the attention when it comes to build and design, all the way from Lapland to our shores of Australia we are gifted with offering you this spectacular Kata Tipi for your next event. Built strong, this beautiful masterpiece can withstand the harshest of weather and is also fire resistant. 

  • DIAMETER - "Sides Open" 13 m                                                              "Sides Closed" 10.3 m 

  • CAPACITY -  Standing - 140                                                                    Seated - 128  

  • HEIGHT -       7.4 m

The history behind our Nordic tipis

The Sami kata and the Indian teepee are in principle the same solution for living close to nature. A simple cone-shaped frame of wooden poles was covered with animal hides, with an opening at the top to let out smoke. Very quickly the nomadic reindeer herding Sami people of northern Scandinavia had a wind-resistant and relatively sophisticated home that was easy to keep warm.

The principle was simple: the fire created warmth and the hides kept it in. The fire also provided light and a homely atmosphere. Cooking and smoking food, drying clothing and other household chores could be easily done inside.

Because the kata weighed little in relation to its size, it was the perfect solution for a nomadic lifestyle. The wooden frame was easy to make so it was left behind when the nomadic people moved on. In practice, they often returned to their earlier camps year after year, so the kata was set up quickly using the frame previously left there.


Nordic tipis for all needs

Nordic tipis are based upon the traditional design principles of the Sami kata, using the latest materials and construction techniques.

Thanks to the open fire, our Nordic tipis provide light, warmth and atmosphere. They fit into almost any environment and can be used for many purposes. Group, family or the lone wolf. Work, outdoor pursuit or party. In your garden or in the wild. Our Nordic tipis compare favourably to many different kinds of tents. Few things are as flexible as a Nordic tipi!

1/34 Samarinda Way 

Point Lookout 

North Stradbroke Island 4183

Tel: 0409 896 966

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