- from Shelter
Put on your snow boots and down jacket, and let’s head off to a cold climate. Here, frost covers windowpanes, and snow piles high on windowsills.
Winter can begin as early as October and last into April. You have to bundle up to step outdoors.
Cold-weather houses often have small rooms with low ceilings so they can be heated quickly. They’re designed to keep in as much heat as possible. But that’s not the only challenge builders face. Once a home has been warmed inside, it must be able to hold on to that heat.
When building homes, people have found many ways to deal with cold weather. Here are just a few approaches we’ve gathered from around the world.