Nomadic Tents

Available for Minecraft 1.7.10 through 1.12.2!


I want to explore the world, but all my stuff is at my house. What should I do?

Answer: take your house with you! Build a Yurt, Tepee, or Bedouin, set it up, take it down, and never worry about being too far from home again.

Tents come in 3 sizes: Small (5x5), Medium (7x7), and Large (9x9). Here's how you get started:

Step 1: make the tent

You have 3 options for your tent so far: Yurt, Tepee, or Bedouin. Each can be upgraded in size by crafting it with the previous recipe. Warning: Upgrading a tent causes it to lose items! 

To build a Yurt, make Tent Canvas and Yurt Wall Pieces.



To build a Tepee, make Tepee Wall Pieces using 4 leather (or 6 rabbit hide)



Finally, to build a Bedouin, make Bedouin Wall Pieces using regular wool:


** Note: Nomadic Tents for 1.8.x uses a recipe shaped like the tepee recipes. See Issue #3

Step 2: build the tent

First make a Tent Mallet. The tent is not going to construct itself!



Use the tent item to place frame blocks in the shape of your tent. Then hit each piece with the Tent Mallet to build. This will take about a minute in real-time, so don't wait until night falls to start!



The Super Tent Mallet can do this with just one click! The recipe uses enchanted golden apples or gold blocks, depending on the config.


Step 3: enjoy the tent!

When you finish building the tent, click on the door to enter (preferably with an empty hand).

What's this? My tent was 5x5 when I built it, but the inside is much bigger!



That is the magic of Nomadic Tents: Every tent is the same size on the outside (and takes the same amount of time to set up), but the inside can be luxurious and roomy! If you upgrade it, that is.

Yurt Outside:

Large Yurt Inside (fire included) :

Tepee Outside:


Large Tepee Inside:

Bedouin Outside:


Step 4: move the tent

How useful is a house when it's stuck in one spot? Not very useful, which is why Nomadic Tents exists in the first place!

Simply use the Tent Mallet on the door to de-construct your tent. Set it up somewhere else and everything will still be inside.


Q: I was in my tent when my friend turned it into an item again. Am I stuck?

A: Nope. Clicking on the door to exit will pop you out exactly where you went in, whether or not a door is still there.

Q: Can I sleep in my tent to pass the night away?

A: With the latest versions of Nomadic Tents, yes!

Q: I keep getting the message "This tent has invalid coordinates" when I use my tent. How do I fix this?

A: Avoid shift-clicking when you pick up a tent from the crafting grid. For some reason, shift-clicking does not fire several important events (nothing I can do about it)

Q: If I set my spawn point in my tent (ie, sleeping) will I respawn there whenever I die?

A: Only if you die while in a tent -- per-dimension respawns take priority

Q: I have an idea for a tent! Or maybe I found a bug. How do I let you know?

A: Post in the comments section at so I can be notified. I'd love to hear your idea!


Open the config file to tweak this mod (NomadicTents.cfg in later releases, yurtmod.cfg in earlier releases)


Enable/Disable each tent's crafting recipe

Enable/Disable crafting recipe for Super Tent Mallet

Enable/Disable "tent refund" where using an invalid tent makes it drop its recipe components (slightly buggy)

Enable/Disable sleeping in your tent. If this is off, beds will explode like they do in the Nether!

Enable/Disable players from walking into tents

Enable/Disable other entities from walking into tents

Enable/Disable respawning in tents when players die in a tent

Enable/Disable non-Creative players from teleporting inside a tent

Change dimension ID. Leave it blank to let Forge find an available dimension ID

Change percent chance of tepee blocks having designs. Just cosmetic :D

Change how many wall pieces result from each recipe


V1.x require Forge for 1.7.10 (built and tested with

V2.x require Forge for 1.8 (built and tested with

V3.x require Forge for 1.8.9 (built and tested with

V4.x require Forge for 1.9 (built and tested with

V5.x require Forge for 1.9.4 (built and tested with

V6.x require Forge for 1.10 (built and tested with

V7.x require Forge for 1.10.2 (built and tested with

V8.x require Forge for 1.11.2 (built and tested with

V9.x require Forge for 1.12.2 (built and tested with


- When you upgrade a tent you lose everything inside it!


A big thanks to chanicle for contributing the Yurt textures! If anyone has texture "fixes" or suggestions, PM me any time.



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    Dec 12, 2015
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