Tiny Homes


Alaska Tiny Home Zoning

The state is known for the Iditarod, gold mining, sourdough, the Alaska Railroad, aviation, Alaska Native heritage, homesteading, world-class fishing and seafood, outdoor adventures, fresh air, and a slower, more self-sufficient way of life. Many areas in Alaska may welcome tiny homes but there are no specific tiny home building codes established in yet. However, the restriction is negotiable if you secure a conditional use permit. 

Below are some great resources to get you on your way to Alaska tiny home living.

Alaska Tiny Home News & Resources

Alaska Tiny Home Building Considerations

What should you look for in a tiny home bound for Alaska? Wind River Tiny Homes is located in sunny Tennessee, but since we ship our homes all across the country, we build with harsh conditions in mind. What should you look for in a tiny home bound for Alaskan winters?

 First and foremost is roofing material. Snow weighs different amounts based on varying moisture content in different geographic locations. You’ll definitely want your Michigan tiny home to be designed with this in mind. Wind River homes are built with highly durable Tuff-Rib metal roofing. We’ll also make sure the roof slope of your home suits not only your site plan, but also wind direction and expected snowfall. .


Depending on your utility setup, you’ll want to winterize your water lines and think about weather proofing your holding tanks, if applicable. Ask us about heat tape, heating pads, and tankless hot water heaters. 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.

We may also recommend an upgraded mini split rated for harsh climates, as well as a secondary heat source like a wood burning stove or propane heater. Another great option for Alaska tiny homes (or any home in a colder climate) is heated tile flooring in your bathroom and/or kitchen area.

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