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Tennessee Tiny Homes

Tennessee is the state that Wind River Tiny Homes calls home. Wind River Tiny Homes was born in 2014, building homes in our 9,000 square foot facility in Chattanooga, TN with plans to continue growing. We believe in a simpler and freer way of life, and there’s no better place to do it than right here in Tennessee.

Tiny homes are a growing trend across the country and Tennessee is no exception. What should you look for in a tiny home bound for Tennessee? Tennessee has a fairly moderate climate with cool winters and warm summers. 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 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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee tiny home a relaxing oasis.

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

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