KCI-bedding down for the winter

We put the little house to sleep in November – we drained the water and locked the doors.  That was pretty much it.

When the roofers came they missed some areas that needed caulking, so we recorded all of these, used some tape to show where the problems were and hopefully it will get fixed asap.

Though the daytime weather was beautiful (13 degree celcius), it was quite cool in the evening.  Still we were toasty warm.  I guess two people in a tiny space generate a fair bit of heat.  We didn't notice this in the summer because the windows were always open, and even in the warmest weather we stayed cool.  Conversely, we're staying toasty in lower temperatures.  We didn't use a heater, though we had a little ceramic one. We turned it on for about 15 minutes, and then it just wasn't necessary.  We've got good sleeping bags so maybe that makes a difference.  Someday, I might install propane. For now, this will do. We're not staying there in the winter for more than a night or two so this won't be a problem short term.

I love sleeping under the eaves and hearing the rain fall, it makes me fall asleep with a smile.

The little couch is actually a dog bed that belonged to my Gram.  It just fit through the tiny door.  We had to take the door off its hinges to fit it in, but it worked.  Of course, now I wish the dog bed was a few inches longer so it would butt up right to the walls.  The stool is also ancient.  I haven't brought anything new into the tiny house for furnishings and that's satisfying.  I did buy material for the dog bed cushion and stool, but even that was bought on sale and I did the sewing myself.

Written by Kitchener Waterloo Collegiate and Vocational School — January 29, 2011

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