Before you Decide to Invest
For permanent and semi-permanent tipi installations, we can tell you exactly the tools you will need, how to select and prepare the site, how to select the stakes you need, and what
maintenance activities you can expect to carry out. Put these things together and you will understand the total investment needed (not just the tent) and the ongoing maintenance costs.
For tipi rental businesses, we have a business model that you can use to generate profit & loss and cashflow forecasts for a range of scenarios. It includes all the typical
costs that you will incur running this type of business, and takes a lot of the guesswork out of preparing a forecast. It allows you to answer questions like "How many tents
should I start with?", "What is the total investment I will need to make to get going?", "How quickly can I expect to get my money back?"
We are also able to advise on flooring, lighting and furnishing options that work well in the tents, and provide lists of example suppliers to save you time.
Sales & Marketing
You will want to present yourself professionally, of course, and there are a number of ways we can help you with that.
We have a Gallery of photos that can be licensed for you to use. Under the terms of the licence you will be able to use the photos for 2 years in
your particular part of the world, giving you time to build up your own portfolio.
We can provide example floor plans to show your clients how the interiors of the tents can be laid out and, more than this, we can provide a Floor Planning Tool with
dozens of different layouts and the ability to customise them to your particular needs.
If you are running a rental business, we can provide smart Quotation and Booking templates allowing you to present your quotes and bookings in a professional manner with all the necessary information included.
We can also provide example Terms & Conditions of Hire, useful for rental businesses.
When purchasing Stratus™ 72s that will be linked together, or a Cirrus™ 40 that is to be linked to a Stratus™ 72, we require that you take a training course.
This is because it is not realistic to convey the method and the various issues and considerations through a set of instructions.
It is possible to get the linking wrong, which can result in dangerous situations for crew and users.
The methods we have developed for linking the tents together have been tried and tested in all manner of weather and site conditions.
This knowledge has been hard-won, by spending literally hundreds of hours in fields figuring out what does and does not work.
The training will be led by a Tentipi® Approved Instructor. You will provide between 3 and 6 crew for the course and they will do all of the work, under guidance of the Instructor, gaining real hands-on experience.
The amount of training required depends on the number of tents purchased and the types of link that will be made:
- 2 days: Stratus™ 72 all sides up; Stratus™ 72 all sides down; Stratus™ 72 pair to pair join (2 x Stratus™ 72)
- 3 days: As 2 day + Stratus™ 72 triangle join (3 x Stratus™ 72)
- 4 days: As 3 day + Stratus™ 72 to Cirrus™ 40 join + Stratus™ 72 pole to pole join (2 x Stratus™).
Rental businesses build their reputations by turning up on time, with the right equipment (in good condition), efficiently and safely building the tents and interiors
prior to the event, and then efficiently and safely dismantling the tents and clearing the site after the event. Sounds easy. But it’s not, especially in the busy season.
Having the right operational processes, clearly written down so that everyone involved understands their job is vital.
Having the right Health & Safety policy and procedures so that your staff come home safely and are fit to work the next day.
Having contingency built in to the business will allow you to recover from problems without the client ever being aware.
We can advise on all these areas and, more than that, provide you with policy and process documentation tailored to a Nordic tipi rental business so that
you don’t have to spend hundreds of hours researching and writing it all for yourself.