It’s January in Texas and I’ve been living in the tent for 2 weeks now. Everyone asks if it’s cold.
The radiator that I have has a hard time heating up the whole tent when the temperature drops below 40 degrees fahrenheit. In these temperatures the only thing that’s really changed about my bedroom lifestyle is that I wear more clothes. I really don’t want an electric blanket. However, I have been looking into getting reusable sodium acetate heat packs for extra cold nights.
One major thing that I forgot to do while setting up the tent was to lay down a layer of insulation between the deck and the tent floor. The floor of the tent is very cold. I still haven’t bought a large carpet for the floor. I’m still looking at options which include rugs made for tents that are pre-insulated.
I had a minor water leak at the electrical line entrance. I solved this problem by stapling together the extra material and stuffing the gaps with a small hand towel.
It took me a weekend to move in, a weekend to unpack, and this weekend to tidy up to finally feel moved into the tent.
I completely get ready for work in the tent, aside from using the restroom. On most work days I: wake up, go inside, use the restroom, pour a cup of cold brew, go back in the tent, put on makeup, get dressed, do hair, get the paper for dad, leave for work, come home, relax in the tent, eat in the house, shower in the house, internets, yoga, and bed in the tent.
Today I tightened up the guy ropes, sprayed some bug spray around the perimeter, swept, and dusted. Today was also the first day that I opened up all the windows and left the screen door entrance open. The temperature was about 65, heater was off, and the cool breeze was blowing through the tent.
Below are some pictures of my setup so far.