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Aspen Skiing Co. experiments with tiny house project for seasonal workers



By Scott Condon, The Aspen Times
Aspen Skiing Co. has joined the tiny-house movement. Skico purchased six “trailer coaches” this fall for about $100,000 each and placed them last week at its Aspen Basalt Campground in the midvalley. Seasonal workers were scheduled to move into the residences — each with around 500 square feet — by this weekend. If they prove to be suitable, Skico might buy more of them from a Colorado manufacturer. The tiny houses are the first splash made by Philip Jeffreys, a project manager hired by Skico in July specifically to work on affordable-housing issues. “They said, ‘Philip, get us some beds,’ ” Jeffreys said. Skico officials estimate they have a shortage of about 600 beds. Skico ordered six of the residences after the company brass checked them out. The units took eight weeks to manufacture. They were delivered last week, then hooked into the existing sewer, water and electrical supplies at the campground. “There’s not many ways we can act quickly and we wanted to act,” Jeffreys said.  Read entire story here.





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