Alabama Tiny Homes
The beautiful blue skies of Alabama let you know that there’s truth to the song “Sweet Home Alabama”. The abundance of southern charm and a beautiful rolling countryside make it very attractive to settle down. With this in mind, it’s no wonder people are setting up their tiny homes in here. Alabama is very welcoming to an adventurous lifestyle, and Wind River builds homes to match.
Tiny homes are a great option and growing trend down in the Yellowhammer State. Wind River Tiny Homes is located in Tennessee, but since we ship our homes all across the country, we build with different conditions in mind. What should you look for in a tiny home bound for Alabama? Of course the Alabama heat can be sweltering, but that’s no worry, we’ve taken this into consideration. Our tiny homes have equally effective climate control and insulation.
A major investment we make in the quality of our tiny homes is insulation. All of our homes are constructed with 2×4 framing and spray foam insulation. Spray foam has by far the highest R-value available for the tiny home application, and wooden construction allows less air infiltration than steel framing when the temperature rises. Additionally, we use LP SmartSide for a low-maintenance and durable siding that won’t warp or change with fluctuating temperatures (and which we can do in any custom color(s) you like).
Investing in solar power for your Alabama tiny home is also a great idea. Ask us about the solar-equipped homes we’ve built in the past. We recommend a ground mounted array for a semi-permanent tiny home setup. Additionally, housing the heavy batteries in a separate outbuilding will allow you to make the most of your tiny home’s precious square footage while living an off-grid, eco-friendly lifestyle if you choose.
For any non-foundation structure, free moving air under the home will affect your indoor heating and cooling. However, we use spray foam insulation and cover the underside of your tiny home with a critter barrier that doesn’t allow any disruption to the insulation, reducing risk of any issues. Additionally, there are endless skirting and decking options that not only add curb appeal to your Alabama tiny home, but act as a further critter and weather barrier.
Lastly, humidity in a tiny home is an important factor during the hotter months. At Wind River, we’ve already thought about systems design in your tiny home so you don’t have to. Ask us about our HVAC systems and other options for dehumidifying your home. All of this works in tandem to keep the hot out and cold in, making your Alabama tiny home a relaxing oasis.