yurts & domes

burning man






other uses







relief tents





relief tarp clips

tarp fasteners

grip clip

grip clip pro



Portable Afordable Shelters Since 1976

Shelter System's structures have been serving people around the world for over 30 years. We manufacture a wide range of patented Tensegrity and Geodesic structures using our own tarp fasteners, the "Grip Clips." Shelter 20' Yurt DomeSystems' structures the covering panels are "shingled," overlapping each other to make a totally waterproof and yet breathable shelter.

Our portable Geotensic YurtDomes  are known for their lightweight construction and strength as well as for the large amount of light they let in. They are made with a strong, tear-resistant fabric and non-puncturing tarp fasteners. They are truly portable and guaranteed to be leak proof. These Domes and Yurts have served as family living spaces, camping tents, emergency shelters, studios, playrooms, retreats, fair pavilions, expedition tents, research tents, and more. Note that on this site we use the terms domes and yurts interchangeably.


Shelter Systems offers the gardener a wide variety of gardening greenhouses: GroDomes, GroRows, Row Covers, Bubble Domes, CrystalCaves, and Solariums.

It's easy and quick to assemble our greenhouses (and to take them down later to store). They are lightweight and portable so it's easy to move them around your backyard.


Relief Tents

Have been sheltering familys for extended periods of time in all climates for over 30 years. Shelter Systems' Emergency Disaster Relief Tents are made of a strong, tear-resistant fabric and non-puncturing tarp fasteners. Shelter Systems' Relief Tents offer the best value because they are durable, watertight, wind-resistant, pleasant to live in, easily to set up, and affordable. These are manufactured for and sold exclusively to relief agencies.

Tarp Fasteners

The Critical Key to our tent, dome, and greenhouse structures is our non-puncturing tarp fastener, the Grip Clip, which allows us to "shingle" and shape a variety of tarp and fabric materials together into functional shelters. You will find Grip Clips an invaluable aid around the house and yard when combined with blue tarps or any type of fabric or canvas.

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1 1/2-YEAR GUARANTEE. If for any reason you're not completely pleased with your purchase, return it in original, dry and clean condition within 30 days of receipt for a full refund or exchange as you wish. All items in this catalog have a warranty against defects in materials and workmanship for 1 1/2 years. Should any product prove defective we will repair or replace it at no cost to you. Special Orders are not returnable. Read Snow and Wind Warnings.

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