Maine

Tiny Homes
& ADUs.

Maine is a popular destination for those interested in the tiny home lifestyle. The state offers a wide range of natural beauty, from rugged coastlines and pristine lakes to dense forests and rolling hills.

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At a Glance.

Deck addition recommended

Maine

Building Considerations.

As one of the northern-most states, Maine can face some harsh weather. Investing in high quality insulation for your Maine tiny home is one of the best investments you can make. The better insulated your home, the easier it will be to maintain a comfortable temperature year-round with maximum energy efficiency. At Wind River, all our homes are constructed with 2×4 framing and closed cell spray foam insulation, which has by far the highest R-value available for the tiny home application. It also ensures superior structural rigidity—especially important for tiny homes on wheels—and acts as an additional vapor and water barrier. The wooden construction also allows less air infiltration than steel framing.

Investing in solar power for your Maine tiny home is also a great idea. We recommend a ground mounted array for a semi-permanent tiny home setup. Housing the heavy batteries in a separate outbuilding will allow you to make the most of your Maine tiny homes precious square footage while living a more off-grid lifestyle if you choose.

Another key design element for your Maine tiny home is a deck. We recommend a combination of sunning space as well as a covered area for hotter Maine days. The covered portion of your deck can also be screened if you’d like. 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.

Lastly, we recommend giving thought to the placement of your tiny home on your site. Set yourself up for energy efficiency by facing the long walls of your trailer to the north and south. This will mean less surface area penetration from the hot rising and setting summer sun. It also helps maximize your heat from the sun in the winter. Consider landscaping that will increase the comfort of your home as well as its curb appeal. For example, planting trees and shrubbery to the east and west of the home will give you free added heat protection and shade in the summer months.

Resources.

It is important to note that the legality of tiny homes in Maine is complex and may vary depending on the specific location and intended use of the tiny home. Below are some great resources to get you started on your Maine tiny home journey.

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