As I sit down to write this, it’s -15 degrees F outside. It got down to -24 degrees F during the night, but when I got up my tiny house was sitting at 47 degrees according to the weather station in my kitchen.
I live in a 1972 Wilderness trailer, 24′. The walls and ceiling are two and a half inches thick which doesn’t leave a whole lot of room for insulation! So, 47 degrees in -24 weather is pretty good! I couldn’t see my breath and it’s hard to describe that the house is still pretty comfortable at that. Also, I have a lot of bedding–my bed is super warm. It was great sleeping weather.
But, you can’t keep your house that low. It’s bad for electronics, bad for furnishings and most flooring, and you won’t feel comfortable in those low temps for very long. Eventually, I plan to write more about how I chose my heating and insulation options, but for now, I’d just like to talk about what I’m doing to keep warm this winter.