Nomadic Tents

2,668,692 Downloads Last Updated: Mar 11, 2020 Game Version: 1.14.4

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"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, TepeeBedouinIndlu, or (New!) Shamiyana - set it up, take it down, and never worry about being too far from home again.

Tents come in various sizes: from Small (5x5), Medium (7x7), and Large (9x9) to Huge (11x11), Giant (13x13), and Mega (15x15). Here's how you get started:

Step 1: make the tent

You have 5 options for your tent so far: Yurt, Tepee, Bedouin, Indlu, or Shamiyana.

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)


To build a Bedouin, make Bedouin Wall Pieces using any wool:


To build an Indlu, make Indlu Wall Pieces using sticks and leaves:


Finally, to build a Shamiyana, make Shamiyana Wall Pieces using sticks, wool, and tent canvas together:


The Shamiyana can be colored by surrounding it with dye in a crafting table! This works for all 16 colors of dye. Remember, you have to wash the dye out in order to color it again. ~ Suggested by scribbler957 ~



Step 2: upgrade the tent

Size upgrades: Tents can be upgraded in size by crafting them with their previous recipe.




The last 3 size upgrades to your tent require additional items:  Golden Crossbeams, Obsidian Crossbeams, and Diamond Crossbeams.



Depth upgrades:  These allow you to increase the layers of dirt underneath your tent. Finally, you can have the testificate prison - I mean, fruit cellar - that you always wanted!

Note that the depth upgrades must be added in order:  you must first use a Stone Tent Shovel on a Medium or larger tent for tier 1 depth. After upgrading to a Large or larger tent, use an Iron Tent Shovel for tier 2. The pattern continues for Gold, Obsidian, and Diamond Tent Shovels which can only be used on a Mega size tent with all the previous depth upgrades.


Using these is a breeze! Place the tent in the middle of a crafting grid, the Tent Shovel below it, dirt on the sides and a block of the corresponding material at the top.

Tip:  hold SHIFT while looking at the tent in an inventory to see how many times it can be upgraded. Small tents are 0, medium are 1, etc. until mega tents, which are 5.

~ Suggested by SureinDragon29800 ~


Step 3: 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 a couple minutes in real-time, so don't wait until night falls to start!

 The Super Tent Mallet can do this with just one click! It may be a creative-mode only item depending on the config.


Step 4: 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: Tents can be the same size on the outside (and take the same amount of time to set up), but the inside can be luxurious and roomy! If you upgrade it, that is.

Yurt Outside:

Mega Yurt Inside:

Tepee Outside:

Large Tepee Inside:

Bedouin Outside:

Indlu Outside:

Shamiyana Outside:

Shamiyana Inside:


Step 5: 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.


Check out this review by TitaniumGamingMedia (1.9.4) --

If you ever want to build with tent blocks, you can make cosmetic versions very easily. Simply put the corresponding wall piece in the crafting grid to get 4-8 tent blocks, then place those back in to cycle through their variants ~ Suggested by LDE47 ~



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: If I set my spawn point in my tent (ie, sleeping) will I respawn there whenever I die?
A: If you're using the latest versions, yes! Otherwise, only if you die while in a tent.

Q: I lost my tent. Is my stuff lost forever?
A: Not quite. The solution is pretty complicated, though, so look at this Issue.

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, open an Issue, send me a message - anything works. I'd love to hear your idea!


Open the config file to tweak this mod (NomadicTents.cfg)


**Change dimension ID. Leave it blank to let Forge find one for you.**

Enable/Disable the use of each tent

Enable/Disable sleeping in your tent. If this is off, beds will explode like they do in the Nether! You can also adjust how strict this is to allow sleeping through the night.

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 setting overworld spawn when players sleep in a tent ~ Suggested by neonblast1994 and Divineaspect ~

Enable/Disable Owner-Only mode for tents ~ Suggested by P3rf3ct_Zer0 ~

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

Enable/Disable non-Creative players using Super Tent Mallet

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

Change the floor block used on the inside of the tent ~ Suggested by Shadowclaimer ~

Set the maximum size of a tent

Set the maximum depth of a tent


V1.x require Forge for 1.7.10 (built and tested with <<No longer supported>>

V2.x require Forge for 1.8 (built and tested with<<No longer supported>>

V3.x require Forge for 1.8.9 (built and tested with<<No longer supported>>

V4.x require Forge for 1.9 (built and tested with<<No longer supported>>

V5.x require Forge for 1.9.4 (built and tested with<<No longer supported>>

V6.x require Forge for 1.10 (built and tested with<<No longer supported>>

V7.x require Forge for 1.10.2 (built and tested with<<No longer supported>>

V8.x require Forge for 1.11.2 (built and tested with<<No longer supported>>

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

V10.x.x require Forge for 1.14.x (built and tested with 28.1.74)

V11.x.x require Forge for 1.15.x (built and tested with 31.1.18)


WARNING:  For older versions of Nomadic Tents, you will lose items inside your tent when you upgrade it. This has been fixed for MC 1.7.10 and MC 1.12.2+


A big thanks to chanicle for contributing the original Yurt textures! Also, thank you to all those who have made suggestions and given feedback to improve this mod. You've been a great help!



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