“TVA Today” – Feb. 2, 2017
Tiny houses are getting buzz lately as a new trend, but years ago, TVA used something similar to house its workers at Fontana Dam. Actually a cross between a tiny house and a mobile home, the trailer houses were built in an offsite plant and delivered to the remote Fontana location by pickup truck.
The 104 portable houses came equipped with plumbing, electrical work and fixtures, finish painting, built-in cabinets, sliding windows, screens, doors, hardware and linoleum flooring.
They were even furnished with a drop-leaf dining table, four folding chairs, sofa bed, oil-fired heater, refrigerator, gasoline cook stove, full size built-in-place bed and dresser, small sink, oil-fired water heater and bathroom fixtures.
Below is a photo gallery from 1942-43. Home sweet home!