South Carolina Tiny Home Zoning
Tiny homes are a growing trend across the country; however, the southern hospitality state of South Carolina is one of the friendliest. The state has that southern laid-back feel, amazing outdoor adventures, and a mild climate. In the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, you’ll find mild seasons and a popular location to put down some tiny house roots. With museums, restaurants, and art galleries abound it’s no secret why tiny home enthusiasts adore this area.
Below are some great resources to get you on your way to South Carolina tiny home living.
South Carolina Tiny Home Building Considerations
Foremost, you may be thinking about what types of building considerations you will need to think about when building South Carolina tiny homes. Of course, South Carolina summers can become humid, and the winters can be cold, 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.
In addition to insulation, you’ll want to explore good HVAC systems and other options for dehumidifying your home especially during the hotter months.
Also, for any non-foundation structure, free moving air under the home can negatively affect your indoor heating and cooling efficiency. We use spray foam insulation and cover the underside of your tiny home with a critter barrier to ensure there is no disruption to the insulation and to reduce the risk of any issues.
Additionally, there are endless skirting and decking options that can not only add curb appeal for your home, but act as a further critter and weather barrier. All of this works together to keep the hot out and cold in, making your South Carolina tiny home a relaxing oasis.
Investing in solar power for South Carolina tiny homes is also a great option. 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 maximize your tiny home’s precious square footage while living an eco-friendly lifestyle if you choose.
Lastly, another key design element for South Carolina tiny homes is an exterior deck, especially if you’re planning to enjoy the outdoors. Your builder should be able to assist with your overall site plan and may even be able to create a set of deck construction documents to be used for building your deck on-site.