Skico purchased six trailer coaches this fall for about $100,000 each and placed them this week at its Aspen-Basalt Campground in the mid valley. Jeffreys attended a Tiny House Jamboree in Colorado Springs in August and was impressed by the trailer coaches built by Sprout Tiny Homes of La Junta, Colorado. Skico bought the 6.6 acres in 2008 when it operated as a KOA campground. If the trailer coaches are deemed a suitable approach for Skico to provide seasonal housing, the company would take a phased approach to expansion.
- Skico ordered six of the residences after the company brass checked them out. The units took eight weeks to manufacture. They were delivered this week, then hooked into the existing sewer, water and electrical supplies at the campground.
- 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.
- Jeffreys attended a Tiny House Jamboree in Colorado Springs in August and was impressed by the trailer coaches built by Sprout Tiny Homes of La Junta, Colorado.
“The trailer coaches share many characteristics with RVs. They are built on a trailer chassis, have wheels and are mobile. They have lights and a license plate.”