Calgary man living in tipi despite freezing temperatures

“Connor Ferster has been living in a teepee on the eastern outskirts of Calgary since Sept. 15. He made the choice to “have a better relationship with the natural world.”

Photograph: Gavin Young, Calgary Herald

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About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

11 Responses to Calgary man living in tipi despite freezing temperatures

  1. WOW! Not a single person in the CBC forums or Calgary Herald forums mentioned Reginald and Gladys Laubin and their book about tipi history, construction and living. I think it was entitles "The Book Of The Tipi". When I was a youngster in the early seventies this book was on the shelf along with TWEC, Shelter, Shanks and Shanties, Domebook Two and of course, oh,….some other book I've forgotten the title of. Much Love.

  2. WOW! Not a single person in the CBC forums or Calgary Herald forums mentioned Reginald and Gladys Laubin and their book about tipi history, construction and living. I think it was entitles "The Book Of The Tipi". When I was a youngster in the early seventies this book was on the shelf along with TWEC, Shelter, Shanks and Shanties, Domebook Two and of course, oh,….some other book I've forgotten the title of. Much Love.

  3. I was literally looking where to buy tipis when I came across the story about you. I am currently wanting to do this myself but I have a couple questions for you. What size Tipi did you get? I know it's a 15oz canvas with liner but I"m seeing a lot of options, not sure what I need. I absolutely love your set up. was it a 16'?

  4. you gotta admit, those Canadian men are tough…

    check out the physics student who lived in a tent to save on rent

    Montrealer Evan Eames camped in a Stockport back garden for 10 months while earning his master’s degree in astrophysics

    A student camped in a back garden in Greater Manchester for a year after he was unable to afford rent on top of his £20,000 tuition fees.

    He endured snow, high winds and persistent Mancunian rain for 10 months before packing up his tent and heading back to Canada last week.

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