We are dedicated to bringing back some old nomadic tent forms, true to the work of our dear friend Peter Alford Andrews, who studied and documented nomadic tent architecture. We seek to make a fusion of innovation, modern materials and traditional design.
We are currently focusing most of our creative output on a less explored tent form from Iran called the Alachigh, used by the Shasevan people. It is like a yurt but without the trellis walls, just the rafters. Our approach is to use this new system of metal and wood connector system, to make this tent more stable, allowing us to play with the concept a little more. In essence we feel that many of the traditional elements are no longer needed in tent making, yet the break from the traditional design has usually meant horrible looking tents. In the last years the Glamping industry, seeking diversity, has resulted in many new structures which have become increasingly expensive and, as such, defeat the object of sustainable tourism in movable, affordable structures that were the true success.
As we have worked with so many projects over the years, we also developed an array of business plans for some of the new tents we are working on. We invite you to talk to us if you want to have new tent designs or are attracted to create a new business in hospitality or even in manufacturing nomadic structures.
In short, the elements we aim to resolve with our Hand Made Hand project, is a sort of poetry in motion, bringing all the elements into one pot: economic needs, tent design, manufacturing, rural living and running a business.