It’s not uncommon for the water pipes to freeze in a tiny house. In order to prevent that you need a plan to get fresh water to your tiny house. Tumbleweed Owners have first hand knowledge and experience and share their stories.

1. Fill Your Internal Water Tank

If you are interested in being off-grid, you’ve probably already planned on having an internal fresh water tank for your Tiny House RV. I’m referring to the tank as “internal” because it’s a good idea to store fresh water inside the insulated part of your Tumbleweed so that it doesn’t freeze in cold climates.

To fill your fresh water tank, you’ll use the water inlet located on the exterior of your Tiny House RV. To run fresh water to the inlet, you have two options:

Potable Water Hose

Potable Water Hose

My potable water house with pressure regulator used to fill my 46 gal fresh water tank through my water inlet. With two people, we fill every 3-4 days during winter. More info here.

As long as there isn’t any still water left inside your potable water hose, it should not freeze when stored. That being said, it’s a good idea to store your hose in a warm, dry area (such as under your RV skirt in a closed container). Take it out when it’s time to fill your tank.

Fresh Water Jugs