Arizona Tiny Home Zoning
From Phoenix to the Grand Canyon, tiny living is a great option all across Arizona. The state is sprawling with natural wonders, drawing thrill seekers and nature lovers alike. Valleys, canyons, caves, rivers and more, there’s plenty to be seen in the Copper State. Arizona is very welcoming to an adventurous lifestyle, and Wind River builds homes to match. Unlike other areas of the United States where there are heavy restrictions on tiny homes, Arizona allows them to sit on a number of different zone types.
Below are some great resources to get you on your way to Arizona tiny home living.
Arizona Tiny Home Building Considerations
First, you will need to think about what building considerations you may need when building a Arizona tiny home. Arizona summers can be hot and humid year-round. So, you’ll want to be sure your tiny home has effective climate control and insulation.
At Wind River, we use 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 can be painted in any custom color.
Also, you’ll want to explore good HVAC systems and other options for dehumidifying your home especially during the humid summer months.
Investing in solar power for your Arizona tiny home is also a great idea. We recommend a ground mounted array for a permanent or 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.
If you’re opting for an off-grid lifestyle, investing in solar power is also a good idea. If the set-up of your Arizona tiny home is permanent or semi-permanent, we recommend a ground mounted solar array. And housing the heavy batteries in a separate outbuilding will allow you to make the most of your tiny home’s precious square footage.