Last November Lauren and I helped take down the 24 foot family tepee which permanently lives on my in-laws ranch. Per usual, the inner structure of the tepee was left standing through the winter, but after a few gnarly storms the poles were unfortunately wiped out and destroyed. So having finally found some warm weather, it was time to cut and peel new tepee poles! With 4 strong boys and 2 eager-to-help girls, 19 slender pine trees were cut, hauled, and peeled. Soon enough, the poles will dry and the tepee will be up just in time for summer!
(all images by Honestly…WTF)
love love love! my family and i camp in our tepees every year and one day it would be great to make one!!
love this…..I am so getting my husband and mates onto this for our teepee this summer.
great. I liked it a lot.
wouldn’t be able to do this one by myself. need to find some men to help but its definitely a fantastic idea. thank you for sharing it.
wow!! i’m very impressed, looks like a lot of hard work 😉 beautiful photography!!!
Words cannot describe how inspired and joyous I feel just knowing that you and your family do this, and on such a large scale! I absolutely love it.
omg i seriously want a summer teepee now. what a great tradition.
that is seriously a lot of work!
i am looking to buy a house and want a space in my yard where i can build a little tepee
thanks for the post!
wow, that is super ambitious!! what an incredible endeavor though 😀 can’t wait to see the results!
i was just looking at teepees yesterday… i wish i lived in a more wooded / suburban area to make one as big as yours… the kids will half to settle for a small one in the living room 🙂
sounds like alot of hard work! but worth the effort 😀
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Great job ladies!
What an awesome thing for a laaarge family or group of friends to do together. Wish I had the space for something like this. Quite an unusual DIY.
Honestly, are you from Sweden or what?
Husqvarna is a company in only Sweden, right? And you sure do write alot about Sweden…
🙂 just wondering
@Anna, haha, no we aren’t! I guess it’s just a wonderful coincidence . . . we do love Sweden, though! 😉
Yay!! This makes me very happy to see!!
thanks so much for posting this! i have been dying to make a teepee and was having a hard time figuring out the poles, now i know what i need to do!
Wow that looks like soooooo much fun
I mean how hard can peeling a couple of poles be ?
Thanks so much for sharing your incredible DIY projects and pics.
has the tepee gone up yet? i’d love to see the progress. post some new pics!
Are you guys Native American (or First Nations if you’re in Canada)? What tribal nation are you?
Love it, what is the name of the tool used in peeling the bark off of the poles?
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