How to Design a Home for Every Climate

Deciding to build your own home is an exciting adventure for families across the country every year. But deciding to build your own tiny home, however, is a whole different ballgame. Tiny homes must but functional and efficient since there is only a set amount of space, so homeowners should plan to spend a good amount of time designing the layout and exterior features of their new home to save themselves headaches down the line.

One of the great things about tiny homes is that they can move with you – although many tiny homeowners are still looking to stay in one area. Because of this, it’s important to consider the climate of where you are living so you can install features that make your day to day easier. For instance, if you are living in a desert climate you will want to install high ceilings and metal-clad roofing. But if you are in a cold climate, lower ceilings and gable roofs are your best bet.

The folks over at The Zebra have created an infographic breaking down how to design a home for every climate. Including features to add – and to avoid – on your new home to help save yourself the hassle of additional updates later. Check it out below so you make sure you are making smart decisions when designing your new home.

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Stephanie McQueen

Stephanie is the content curator and resource hoarder of all things tiny houses. She enjoys collecting information about tiny houses and writing easy-to-understand articles that help you make informed decisions whether you're building, buying, renting, selling, or parking your tiny house. Only thing she loves to do more than hoard information? Share it! Connect with Stephanie through LinkedIn, her portfolio, or her done-for-you marketing agency, Employed By Life Online.

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