Build Description: This project was designed to be a workforce housing project for rent or sale at the market rate. No deed restrictions. This is a parcel 100 x 125, gone through the subdivision PUD process to create 6 tiny lots and open space. The open space has a gazebo with laundry and a community snow blower.
Why SIPS?: They decided to go with the SIP construction for the efficient use of labor and materials. By using the SIP they were able to lower their labor costs of construction while having a very efficient product. Once the buildings were up, in a couple of days, the windows went in and then they had dried-in space. Way faster than standard construction.
Use of SIPS: With the limited contractors in our NW Colorado region, they decided to go ahead and commit to SIPs. They were able to use less labor and put the homes together faster than standard construction. They were able to get the electrical and plumbing contractors in there faster and move the project along. They agreed they will be using SIPs in the future as the labor shortage does not seem to be ending in this area anytime soon.
HVAC: No HVAC - as this is a tiny home in the mountain of Colorado. Heating units are Cove heaters. Due to the amazing R-value of the walls, they really only needed one Cove heater plus a small one in the bathroom.
"This project was a test project that would show the community how to build affordable housing and make a profit. We took a small 100x125 lot and subdivided it into 6 lots and open space with deeded parking. It was a game of tetris figuring out how it would maximize the parcel. Originally, the neighborhood rejected the project, NIMBY. But the county commissioneers wanted to see this built. Now that it is going up, we are getting many positive responses from the community."