teepee_katemoss.jpgAnd you thought your neighbours were bad? Kate Moss's have had a gutful of the two Native American teepees that the model has pitched in the back garden of her £2millon country home in Oxfordshire.

Nearby residents have complained that the 15ft tall tents are an eyesore and are blocking their views. Officials from the West Oxfordshire District Council will now launch an investigation.

"I really don't know the answer at this stage because there are many variables," said planning officer Kim Smith. "It is perfectly legal, for example, to put up a marquee in your back garden for a wedding.'"

[Photo: Barry Clack - Oxfordpictures.com]

Designer teepees are thought to be the new 'it' thing, after Jade Jagger erected one in the grounds of her Ibiza villa for a party that was attended by Moss. Following the party, Kate's ex, Pete Doherty, asked artist Tracy Emin to design a special teepee for them to use at Glastonbury Festival, which he nicknamed the 'Loveshack'.

Alice Temperley has also designed one, which features a Parisian glass chandelier, wooden floorboards and gold fabric.

What will they think of next? Designer igloos?