Small House Preparation: Getting Tiny for the New Year

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to live in a tiny house? The past year has been quite an eye-opener for people who have wanted to seriously live in a house tiny enough to be on wheels.

However, when the winter months come, along with the changing of the year, you should also have a few changes ready in your tiny house:

How’s your insulation?

Just as in normal houses, insulation helps you ride out the winter and keep yourself warm during cold days. It’s easier to check your tiny house for insulation, but always make sure you’ve done all the checking and any replacements well before the winter months start.

Skirt your trailer

While some may think it’s literally placing a skirt on your trailer, skirting it means you place insulating material under it. Canvas, concrete panels, rigid foam, and straw bales are just some of the materials you can use to stop the cold weather from affecting your trailer.

Secure the Kitchen

When you’re downsizing the kitchen, you’re going to take away excess materials in it. Learn to keep at least a good heater to keep water from turning into ice cubes—unless you’d rather drink cold drinks during the cold weather.

Secure the lines

The same also goes for the lines. More often than not, you’re using a propane tank for your tiny house. If those lines freeze, you’re going to survive on take out and stale food. If you want warm food for the winter, be proactive in securing those lines.

Fewer rooms, less stress

With all the insulations you’re going to be doing, you will be thankful that you’re living in a tiny house. Reduce rooms to a minimum so that you can focus on fully making your tiny house on wheels warm during the winter.

Living in a tiny house during the winter isn’t any different from living in a bigger house. Tiny houses only become cooler faster than homes with heaters, so be sure to make it winter-proof!