Aspen Skiing Company Enters Contract for Employee Tiny Housing
Sprout Tiny Homes has entered a new contract with Aspen Skiing Company to build commercial-grade tiny homes. The contract is in effort to meet expanding need for affordable employee housing.
There now will be more than 40 tiny homes for employee housing deployed in ASC’s Basalt, Colo., location. Furthermore, the deal 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. Furthermore, Sprout homes feature chemical-free interiors. Energy recovery ventilation provides fresh air and a healthy living environment for residents.
Second Wave of Employee Housing
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.
Homes have living room furniture, a pair of furnished sleeping lofts and a complete main level bedroom. Also included are window coverings, flat screen smart TV, full kitchen and 1¼ baths. In addition, the workforce housing has fixed storage lockers and floors have infrared radiant heat. Finally, the homes have temperature control and fresh air systems.
Also, the homes are move-in ready and connected to 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, said of the project in July 2017.
Consequently, Sprout, of La Junta, Colo., opened a 45,000-square foot facility in Pueblo, Colo., to meet 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.
Update on Aspen Workforce Tiny Housing: Project Wins Award
Sprout’s workforce housing project with Aspen Ski Company has earned a prestigious honor from the Urban Land Institute at its fall meeting in Boston, Mass.
The Kemp Award jury recognized the Aspen Skiing Company’s innovative workforce housing project in Aspen with the Chairman’s Award, a special recognition bestowed this year for a creative project designed specifically to address the critical shortage of affordable housing for resort workers in Aspen, Colo.
Sprout designed, manufactured and delivered 40 high quality tiny homes with innovative floor plans and HVAC systems to Aspen Ski Company that house nearly 120 employees.
“Sprout is very honored and pleased that SkiCo was acknowledged with this prestigious ULI Kemp award as it clearly brings light to the kind of high-quality innovation we are delivering for our commercial clients,” Stambaugh said. “The evolution of housing is escalating at a rapid pace and we have a clear vision of the kind of design, technology and desire for zero energy ready homes that will completely change the approach builders must take to compete in an evolving market.”
Stambaugh pointed to some of the aspects of smaller, high-efficiency housing that makes it worthy of note:
- Smaller footprints
- High-quality construction
- Chemical free interiors
- Innovative floor plans
- State of the art HVAC/air quality systems
- Smart home automation delivered at an affordable price
- Add to that, the added benefit of certified Zero Energy Ready status
“This is the future of housing and we are delivering it today,” Stambaugh said.
Finally, the receipt of a third order of our homes further validates the success of the partnership. With that, the new home orders to those in place at housing SkiCo employees.