Whether you like it or not, Miley Cyrus’s name has been pretty unavoidable in the news for the majority of 2013 and probably will be for most of 2014 too. She’s a candidate for TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year honors and there’s no doubt that she’s one of the more polarizing figures in mainstream pop culture today. So it should come as no surprise that whatever she does these days warrants a write-up on some entertainment/fashion/pop culture blog, even if it’s because she had a $25,000 teepee built in the backyard of her home.
Now there’s nothing wrong with teepees. Teepees are cool and we all used to pretend we were in one when we were younger and built blanket forts in the basement with our friends. And when you have the spare change available to erect a life-size teepee in your backyard for the cost of mid-sized sedan, then who’s to say you shouldn’t?
But it seems maybe Miley missed the point of what makes a true, authentic teepee so….well, authentic. As you may or may not know, teepees are built by Native Americans using mostly animal hides, canvas and wooden poles and could probably be constructed for under $50 if you know how to skin a buffalo. Anyway, the teepee was built in her backyard in Studio City right next to her pool, outdoor patio area and large statue of a white horse, which again, most likely cost more money than an actual, living white horse.
There’s been no word as of yet on what is actually inside the teepee, but you can bet there’s probably some pretty luxurious accommodations and maybe even some plush carpeting and a chaise lounge or two.