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New Mexico Tiny Homes

Thinking of going tiny in New Mexico? From Albuquerque, across the arid land, and to the mountains, tiny living is a great option for anywhere in New Mexico. The Land of Enchantment is very welcoming to an adventurous lifestyle, and Wind River builds homes to match.

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 New Mexico? Of course the New Mexico heat can be sweltering, but the weather can vary greatly with the diverse elevations. But we’ve taken all this into consideration, our tiny homes have effective climate control with the insulation to match.

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 New Mexico 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.

Another key design element for your New Mexico tiny home is the deck. Wind River can assist with your overall site plan and even create a set of deck construction documents with our architect for your contractor to build on-site. We recommend a combination of sunning space as well as a covered area for hotter New Mexico days. The covered portion of your deck can also be screened if you live in an area with gnats and mosquitos.

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 Texas 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 Arizona tiny home a relaxing oasis.

Just beginning your New Mexico tiny home journey? Check out the additional resources below.

For additional information about tiny home maintenance, see our blog post here.