When you purchase a mobile home to use as a hunting cabin, it is important to make sure that you take the time to properly prepare it for harsh winter weather. Since most hunting cabins are located in rural areas, you want to be sure that you can be as self-sufficient as possible when you stay in it. The following guide walks you through a few things you can do to ensure that you are comfortable when staying in the mobile home you plan to use as a hunting cabin:
Have a Rain Basin Installed
When you place a mobile home in a rural area, it will be difficult to get water pumped into it. Instead of connecting to a water supply, consider having your own created. Have a plumber installed a rain basin on the side of the mobile home and pipe the water into your home. This provides you the ability to have water whenever you need it without having to worry about how you are going to get the water to the trailer.
Have a Solar Powered HVAC Unit Installed
Hire an HVAC technician to install a solar-powered HVAC unit in the house. This allows you to have a constant supply of power regardless of the weather conditions because you will not have to worry about the elements making the power go out. Be sure to have the solar panels positioned in a space that will be easy for you to access. You will need to be able to clean them off from time to time when snow collects on them so that you can collect ample power when needed.
Have a Composting Toilet Installed
When you are in the middle of the woods, there will be nowhere for your waste to drain to after you use the restroom. Having a composting toilet installed in your hunting mobile home will ensure that you are able to use the restroom when you need to and dispose of the waste in an environmentally-friendly manner. It is best to have a plumber install the toilet to ensure that it is installed properly.
Preparing to live in the middle of the woods for extended periods of time is not difficult to do. It is best to have this work done during the spring or fall so that the plumber and HVAC technician can easily gain access to the mobile home because the weather conditions will not be overly harsh.
Contact a company like Able Plumbing-Pumps & Well Service for more information and assistance.