Aspen Skiing Company Enters Contract for Employee Tiny Housing
Sprout Tiny Homes has entered a contract with Aspen Skiing Company to build 34 commercial-grade tiny homes to meet expanding need for affordable employee housing.
The contract brings the number of homes to 40 that will be deployed in ASC’s Basalt, Colo., location, and may send a message to the manufactured housing industry that new, niche markets are emerging.
The new homes will feature state of the art construction methods and climate control technology to meet the extreme weather conditions of the Aspen valley. Sprout homes feature chemical-free interiors and energy recovery ventilation to provide fresh air and a healthy living environment for residents.
Aspen Skiing Company previously contracted and collaborated with Sprout to design and provide six prototype homes to ensure it could meet the needs and requirements of employees and the region in which they work.
The new homes will be delivered with living room furniture, a pair of furnished sleeping lofts and a complete main level bedroom, window coverings, wall-mounted flat screen smart TV, full kitchen with dishwasher, 1¼ baths, fixed storage lockers, infrared radiant floor heat, and temperature control and fresh air systems.
The homes are move-in ready upon delivery and are connected to the local utilities.
“We delivered on our first contact with Aspen Skiing Company and are very pleased to be awarded what we believe is the largest single contract of tiny homes to date in the country,” Rod Stambaugh, owner of Sprout Tiny Homes.
Sprout, of La Junta, Colo., has opened a 45,000-square foot manufacturing facility in Pueblo, Colo., to assist in meeting the local demand.
“Having local affordable employee housing solutions in the valley is extremely important as we compete for employees and try to reduce our impact on the environment,” Philip Jeffreys, Director of Planning & Development for Aspen Skiing Company, said.