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The workshop for Rogue Dwellings is centred around an industrial treadle-powered sewing machine and moves with us as we move with the seasons. We use one of our bedouin style tents to keep the weather off and for electricity we use a solar panel with a deep cycle battery and an inverter.
We use the word tipi, Dakota from ti to dwell, and pi used for. The Lakota people use tipi from the older word tipestola,"She or he lives in a sharp pointed lodge."
We have taken on projects like providing relief shelter in Louisiana following hurricane Katrina, the storytelling tipi at Earthdance and the Root Society camp at Burning Man, creating a complete movable village.
All of this coming from a foundation of year-round daily tipi living; fetching wood, carrying water.
Living a pre-modern lifestyle in a post-modern world. It's about sharing what we have learned with all who feel inspired, with our community. If it's making a lodge for you and your family or providing spaces for your gathering, get in touch and see if we can help.