And interesting development over at Mini-Mobile Cottage. They recently have moved into their new Tiny House and have run into an issue with Tiny Houses: cold feet! Now I am not talking about second guessing themselves, no they seem to be quite happy, but I mean literally their feet keep getting cold. This is a result from have a open air space below the trailer which isn’t insulated or closed off.
If you have ever been in a trailer park or taken a good look at one you will notice people try to close off the gap between the trailers subfloor and the ground. This hides the wheel axles, but also creates a air pocket of air, a barrier to the cold and heat of the outdoor temperature. Most of the time I don’t like the look of how they do it, everything from fake stone to sheet metal. But then again if you stay allot warmer I guess its worth it, just do some nice landscaping.
Jeff and Arlene…..or rather just Arlene came up with a approach to use Industrial Wool Felt, at $1 a foot its a pretty good steal and it’s 1/2″ thick. Check out their post on it, which is rather funny, about their cold feet here
Back when I lived in my loft apartment it was really hard to heat – or rather pay for the heat – when you have 15′ ceilings and single layer exposed brick. My solution was to warm it just enough to not freeze the pipes and I bought a pair of these
Now I got a ton of flack from my girl friend of the time, until she tried them out, but at then end of the month I was always happy to see that I had cut my bill in half. However I am looking forward to only having to heat the space of a Tiny House.