In the summer months, all tortoises are allowed to live outdoors full time, and only brought inside when storms may become dangerous. They absolutely love the summer Iowa weather and thrive during this time!
Unfortunately, Iowa winters are harsh. As of now, tortoises all must come indoors for the winter months. We have quite a good setup for small to medium sized tortoises, currently (photos below). We are working to find greenhouse space that may be more appropriate for housing larger tortoises over winters in our climate.