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How Long Have Teepees Been in Use?

July 27, 2018 6:17 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Have you ever watched children build forts or secret hideouts outside? In many cases they create a structure that resembles the shape of a teepee. While this might be a result of them mimicking what they’ve seen on television, it’s actually also them creating a basic structure that has been used by humans for thousands of years. Teepees were most famously used by the Native American tribes, especially those located in the Great Plains region of North America. They would construct these teepees to be their family homes or for ceremonial purposes. They were very important structures for the Cheyenne,... View Article

The Coolest Log Cabins from Around the World

July 13, 2018 9:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

You don’t have to be a trained architect to appreciate a cool and unique home when you see one. Though unique houses can be made of all different materials, we tend to think the coolest ones are log cabins! This post will cover some of the top log cabins from across the globe that you’ll want to visit sometime soon, and give you a reason to visit Huberwoods to check out our vast selection of lodgepoles for sale in Utah. Glass Cabin In the hills of West Virginia’s Appalachian Mountains, you’ll find the Glass Cabin. Though this semi-traditional log cabin... View Article

Five Ways to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone This Summer!

June 29, 2018 9:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Many people make it their New Year’s resolution to try to better themselves in the coming year. They do things like start going to the gym, stop smoking, eat healthier or even just try new things every once in a while. Unfortunately, those resolutions often fall by the wayside after a couple of months (or even a few weeks). Now that summer is here, and 2018 is halfway over, we think it’s time to make a new resolution: break out of your comfort zone! Here are a couple of things you can try this summer that’ll push your comfort limits,... View Article

Are There Any Tribes That Did Not Use Teepees?

June 20, 2018 10:43 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In the United States, indigenous Americans are almost always thought of in conjunction with the teepee. It may come as a surprise to some, then, that most American tribes didn’t actually use teepees as their primary means of residence! Some tribes used teepees strictly for ceremonial purposes, while the vast bulk of America’s indigenous peoples didn’t use teepees at all. Teepees are conical wooden frames that were traditionally wrapped with birch bark or animal skins. Today, most teepees are made instead with canvas. Traditionally, only tribes in the Great Plains region used teepees as places of residence. Plains tribes lived... View Article

Are Teepees Easy to Keep Warm in the Winter?

June 6, 2018 10:43 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Throughout North America, numerous indigenous tribes used teepees for centuries prior to European colonization. Some indigenous Americans continue to use teepees today, both for ceremonial and practical reasons. It turns out that teepees feature a number of impeccable design elements that make them perfectly suited for modern use, particularly in harsh, cooler climates. Unlike modern tents, teepees are actually suited for long-term, year-round habitation. Because teepee technology has had thousands of years to evolve, they continue to be relevant alternative lodging options. Whether you’re looking for a unique guesthouse, an interesting art studio or an extension of your living space,... View Article