Tipis, teepees, kåtas... people often ask if there is a right or wrong name. The answer is no, there isn’t a right or wrong name and it doesn’t matter what you call them.
The word kåta (pronounced koorta) comes from the Sami people of northern Europe. It describes the cone shaped structure that they used for warmth in the winter and to keep cool in the summer. And it is this historic structure that inspired the tipis that we use today at World Inspired Tents, which are manufactured in Sweden by Tentipi AB.
Any number of our tipis can be linked together, to create a single covered area. This allows us to create a bespoke space, exactly the right size for your event. Our Floor plans page shows some examples of the almost limitless number of configurations we can offer, with capacity from 50 to 1000 guests, and the Photo gallery gives a flavor of the many themes and styling options that the tipis lend themselves to.
The tipis are ideal in all seasons. During warmer months the sides can be raised to create an airy space and a feeling of openness, or during colder months we can close the tipis down to create a warm and cosy place to hold an event. Even on the coldest of winter days, with the open log fire and heaters the tipis can be amazingly warm and atmospheric. Have a look at our Tipis in winter page for more details and images of winter tipi events.
World Inspired Tents deliver hundreds of events every year, from intimate parties, to formal weddings and large corporate events. Please contact us if you would to ask any questions, or to request a detailed quotation.