I live near Arcata on the coast of California. We get lots of rain here, yet I’ve lived comfortably in my 18′ Dome Tent for the 2 years and have not had a single problem. My tent was warmer than a lot of my friends’ houses because I had a little wood stove and the tent was cozily small. Yet it was bigger than a rental room. I would not have had the comfort or privacy that this tent has allowed me. It also allowed me to get through without paying a lot of rent. I’ve had to take it down, not because of any problem with the tent, but because moths and gophers ate holes in it when I left it for 4 months unattended. I had electricity via solar power.