Extreme weather conditions and tiny homes

          When we speak about building or buying a house, there are some factors which we can’t control. One of them is weather. Weather conditions should be taken into account when choosing our future home. Transylvania is characterized by long, cold, snowy winters, mild, sometimes stormy summers and long, sunny autumns with rain and fog in the mornings or evenings. The weather conditions of the region where we would like to build or buy our tiny house are crucial factors when deciding what type of house to choose.

Keeping our house safe and secure

How can we keep our home safe and secure, especially in an area known for frequent storms or lots of snow and extreme cold in winter?

In this short article we would like to highlight the most common problems and give you some advice to help keep your home safe and secure.

Traditional homes also need some key preparations and precautions for keeping them secure and safe. There are some protective practices which must be done: boarding up windows and doors, checking for leaks, keeping gutters clean, regularly checking chimneys and gas pipes, keeping flammable objects far from fireplaces.

However, in case of a tiny home there are more precautions, steps we should take. These houses are lighter than the average ones, so they are more sensitive to damage. Wind and storms can seriously damage your tiny house unless you apply the following protective practices.

Secure your roof, especially if winters are snowy and very cold in your area. Invest in reinforcing the roof if needed, because lots of snow, wind and cold can seriously damage it during a long winter. The most vulnerable part of your tiny house is the roof, so it is worth paying much attention to. Heavy snow can cause leakage and can distort the roof.

It is also very important and highly recommended to check the roof of your tiny house regularly, and if any damage is noticed, repair or replace immediately.

Besides the roof, there are other parts of the house that need special attention and care. These are the following: make sure your mail doesn’t get wet during snowy or rainy periods, so protect your mailbox with a waterproof bag. Take a few precautions so nobody will get hurt when it is snowy, icy or slippery. Make sure the pathways are clean, dry and free of ice. It is also important to maintain the warmth of the house, so seal your windows and doors.

Storms, heavy wind, sudden changes in weather and extreme weather conditions are more and more frequent nowadays, so further precautions might be useful, such as:

  • Tying down your house
  • Putting tires on the roof
  • Making a list of the inventory
  • Securing outside items

Taking these protective steps, precautions can save you time and energy and make your home safe and secure.

It is very important to keep our home safe and secure, but it is equally important to provide safety and security for our family and loved ones. You need to have a plan in case of a storm or extreme weather conditions. Since tiny homes do not have a basement, other solutions should be sought. The best solution would be to seek temporary accommodation in an area which is out of any weather-caused trouble. If you do not wish to temporarily move to a safer place, you can still take some precautions to keep your home safe during a storm. You should check weather forecasts often to be prepared for any extreme weather condition. It is very sensible to designate a room or a place where you can stay with your family during the storm. Packing and keeping a storm kit is also very important. You will definitely need a flashlight, a phone charger, a first aid kit and everything you and your family cannot be without for a couple of hours or even days.

Keeping these precautions and making the necessary steps will surely make the situation easier if a storm or heavy weather conditions hit the area where you live in a tiny home.

Providing safety and security for you and your family should be more important than anything.