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Winterizing the Tiny House and Other Outdoor Improvements

Hello everyone!  We spent this past weekend winterizing our Tiny House in reaction to the really cold weather we’ve been having here in Santa Fe.  In the 20’s at night…. Brrr!  Now it’s back up into the 70’s, which is nice, but we still needed to get set up for winter, which is different in a tiny house.

  1. Hook up our propane Newport heater
  2. Insulate our graywater tank and hose located under the trailer
  3. Install wind-block and insulation skirting under the trailer foundation
  4. fix the heat tape at our water supply hose (we had used some heat tape we found from an old trailer but turns out it didn’t work – we found this out when our water froze!)

Our propane heater:

we already had propane plumbed near the heater but we just needed to hook up the connection line with a shut off valve.

Newport propane heater provides a cozy fireplace effect.

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Tiny House Construction: Insulation

We’ve been busy installing our insulation in the Tiny House we are building.  We went with a closed cell foam board insulation product that will have a high R-value and will also offer some extra structural reinforcing.

We wanted to have the house spray-foamed with 2 lb. foam, but alas, the price came in way too high ($1,600).  We found this insulation on craigslist for $400 for the whole lot.  A great deal, but we’ve spent three days installing it, which is a long time.  It’s a very tedious process!  First, we measure the wall cavity it needs to fit into…  Continue reading

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