Preparing your tiny house RV for cold climates can take less time and become a routine you practice as the changing season approaches. When winter hits, temperatures can plummet, and weather changes can cause piles of snow and ice accumulation that can threaten to freeze pipes, knock out electric, and leave anyone stranded in the icy conditions. Whether you live tiny or in a traditional home, these threats are not to be taken lightly as their outcomes can produce thousands of dollars in damages.

 Here are eight steps to prep your tiny house for cold climates and winter weather.

Consider R-Value

Custom tiny house builders such as Tumbleweed can provide insulation options ranging in both material composition as well as overall R-value. Your R-value rating is the ability to keep your home insulated—heat in, cold out. Typical insulation might ring in around R-18, where spray foam insulation can offer up to an R-31 value. Depending on the climate and severe weather exposure your tiny house will endure, you need to decide what kind of insulation is best for your house RV.