Hmm well I am building a jones tent two. I havent finished it due to other projects. Silnylon in under ten yard quanitys is not cheap! My advice is if you are like me and like to create your own gear and such because you can? Go for it. However the savings,,, if you count your time is worth anyting? Well you cannnot compete with a tent. I even fabricated my own lightweight pole from lightweight fiberglass arrow shafts. I machined ferrules from aluminum on my lathe. However, dont count your time as anything or I could sleep in a new Henry Shires Tent! Happy Trails!