The design of a teepee, traditionally made of animal skins wrapped around a wooden-pole structure, represents the earth (the floor), the sky (the walls) and the trails connecting the Earth with the spirit world (the wooden poles).
Although teepees are now generally used for ceremonial purposes, they were originally used to provide shelter and warmth, as well as being used to strengthen family and community ties.
Wakana teepees are all hand-painted, with each one depicting totemic figures and original patterns of indigenous tribes. To facilitate hygiene and comfort, the teepees have been placed on firm flooring, instead of being placed directly on the ground, and can be equipped with camp-style beds.
The teepees are not equipped with private bathrooms but there are nearby toilets and showers.