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Tiny Town

Source: Tiny home neighborhoods like the one Aspen Skiing Company erected at its Aspen Basalt Campground help ease the seasonal housing crisis plaguing ski towns across the country.

It's no secret that rents are sky-high in ski towns, so when Aspen Skiing Company committed to more affordable employee housing, it turned to a small but growing trend sweeping mountain communities: tiny homes.

The resort erected six tiny homes at the Aspen Basalt Campground, about 20 miles from town, in 2016 as a pilot project and, due to their popularity, purchased another 34 in 2017. Each 300- and 400-square-foot energy-efficient home costs $100,000 to build. “I love it,” says Zac

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