As I am in the business of designing mountain homes, ski chalets and lakefront estates in and around Truckee and Lake Tahoe, I am always watching the trends for what’s hot and what’s not.

Just this past week, our local paper, SIERRA SUN, had an interesting story about “Tiny Homes” and how they may be the answer to the drastic need for short term ski resort employee housing.  According to the article, SkiCo (of Vail Resorts) is testing the idea of getting into the business of providing Tiny Homes for their seasonal employees “It’s not for everybody. And it’s not for long,” noted project manager Phillip Jefferys who further commented it might be the solution for short term seasonal rentals.

With seasonal housing a continued challenge throughout the High Sierra, and certainly in other key ski resort communities, I think the concept has a good future.

Think I’ll go take a tour to see what my own architectural company in Lake Tahoe and Truckee might want to fabricate for what apparently may be replacing the small little ski chalets of yesteryear.  They were cool in their day, too!

Got your own ideas?  Contact me at any time. I’d love to hear your insight.

James P. Borelli
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