Iowa Tiny Homes
Thinking of going tiny in Iowa? From the Mississippi river and across the gorgeous rolling hills, tiny living is an attractive option all over Iowa. With the natural beauty and wide open skies of the Hawkeye State it’s no wonder people love to set up their tiny homes here. Iowa embodies that adventurous pioneer spirit, and Wind River builds homes to match.
Tiny homes are a growing trend across the country and Iowa is no exception. What should you look for in a tiny home bound for Iowa? Much like other midwestern states, Iowa has a fairly varied climate with cold winters and warm summers. We understand the midwestern weather can be quite unpredictable so we build our tiny homes to handle any climate to provide you with maximum comfort. Our tiny homes have effective climate control with the insulation to back it up.
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 Iowa 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, because 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, this is a minor issue for Wind River homes. Additionally, there are endless skirting and decking options that not only add curb appeal to your Nebraska 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 Iowa tiny home a relaxing oasis.