Yurts and tipis
Yurts are based on the homes of nomadic travellers in cold parts of the world, and combine cosy warmth with expansive indoor space. A yurt is constructed out of padded canvas and waterproofing in a circular shape, and while the ones owned by nomads were designed to be easily deconstructed for travelling, glamping yurts are sturdy, usually possess their own timber flooring and combine a close-to-nature feel with home comforts like proper beds, lighting and electric appliances.
The circular design provides a lot of interior space, with a family yurt easily able to take two adults and two children. By contrast, tipis are based on Native American tents and have a conical structure with sloping sides. They’re made of the same reinforced canvas as yurts, and are often popular as festival glamping options, though they can have smaller amounts of space inside than yurts.