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sigrid

20 neighbors want a tiny house village for artist residences and a collaboration center/gallery within the city in Santa Fe.

sigrid
Maybe the old Greyhound station and lot on St. Michaels Drive. For information on the only other tiny house village (in design process) at:http://www.fourlightshouses.com/pages/the-napoleon-complex 


Modular and affordable dwellings co-located around a studio complex would help Santa Fe retain and attract creative people from all disciplines who could collaborate on projects, or work independently without succumbing to economic pressure by leaving art in favor of a more immediate income, or leaving Santa Fe for brighter opportunities elsewhere. These tiny homes on wheels also allow for the exchange of ideas with similar villages in other locations, making an ebb and flow of fresh information with the arrival of new residents.

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Connie Bickman

I see this conversation is a few years old but hope it can be revived. I have been coming to Santa Fe every year for the past 25 years (house sitting, visiting) and am interested in moving here. I have designed my own tiny house on wheels floor plan and want to build out of recycled materials and am getting estimates right now. It seems the problem is where to put it that is affordable. Is there a tiny house community in Santa Fe? I would love to visit it and get involved. I'm a writer, photographer, painter and would appreciate living in an artist community. I'll be in Santa Fe until Wed., March 15, 2017, so if anyone knows of anything happening, please email me so I can check it out before I leave. Thank you so much. Connie
cbickman@gmail.com

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Posted Mar 12, 2017
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Bryce

I am serious about building or buying a tiny house and find the idea of living in community with others appealing. I might end up in Santa Fe (I'll know March 21st) so I was searching for information about options for tiny house living in Santa Fe. Does anyone posting here know about the legal issues/problems with tiny house living in Santa Fe? I am currently reading the book "Cracking the Code: A Guide to Building Codes and Zoning for Tiny Houses" but the book isn't able to speak to legal challenges particular to one specific area (such as Santa Fe).
I should mention: I am not an artist (I am training to be a doctor) so if this community's vision is for all members to be artists I wouldn't fit that description.

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Posted Feb 10, 2014
sigrid
sigrid
Feb 24, 2014

Sorry for the limp in my response… I have been at a fire fighting academy for six months…
I believe that anything built on a chassis would be categorized as a "trailer" and not a "house", freeing you up to build slightly larger living spaces. If you want a fixed unit, it may have to be 10ftx10ft or smaller to qualify as at outbuilding or studio, rather than a home. But, I'm truly going off some of the vernacular here. I am still searching for a parcel in SF. You can stay in better touch with me by email at sigridmabel@gmail.com, if you're interested, or need any assistance getting around town when you first arrive. I would be happy to do my best to help get you up and running. Doctors are welcome in tiny house villages, of course! I can't think of few people who wouldn't be, honestly.

Posted by sigrid on Feb 24, 2014
Marjorie
Marjorie
Dec 6, 2014

I just stumbled upon this thread. Has there been any progress? I'm interested in Tiny House living in a few years, when my teenager moves out on his own for college.

Posted by Marjorie on Dec 6, 2014
Marjorie
Marjorie
Dec 10, 2014

Is anyone interested in reviving this thread? I am very interested in this concept in the Santa Fe County area.

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Camille

I'd be interested in a tiny house community, too. Great idea. I'm in Albuquerque and communte 4 days a week to Santa Fe. Very interested in sharing a tiny house.

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Posted Sep 14, 2013
sigrid
sigrid
Sep 15, 2013

We have slight momentum. Several of us attended at tiny house workshop, and one woman is in the process of a build near the 599 bypass and highway 14. Check her progress, or drop by: bababuilders.wix.com/babayagah...

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Deborah Thomas

I am a visual artistand teacher living in LA. It has been my dream to live and paint in Santa Fe but due to the high cost of rentals, it has made my dream unattainable. I would ne very interested in investing money in a tiny house and moving it to your propsed community. I wouldn't mind relocating there so I could assist in Ny way possible in building a tiny house artist community I SF.

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Posted Sep 10, 2013
sigrid
sigrid
Sep 11, 2013

Tiny houses are great. They provide modularity and affordability. You just have to be comfortable living with a little less in your immediate surroundings. Ideally, a community of them could be built around a central and shared meeting/work space, in order to provide room for entrepreneurial/vocational pursuits. The problem so far is: getting enough people together to make it happen.

Posted by sigrid on Sep 11, 2013
sigrid
sigrid
Sep 15, 2013

Deborah, a just got email recently from a woman who attended a tiny house workshop here in Santa Fe, and she's in the process of building just outside of town. You can follow her or contact her at her website:
bababuilders.wix.com/babayagah...

Posted by sigrid on Sep 15, 2013
Tom K.
Tom K.
Sep 16, 2013

This is awesome. Feel free to send her a link to this idea and encourage her to post to let others know.

Soon we'll have a way to message directly, but not quite yet. Good idea to post publicly as there might be more interested people in Santa Fe.

Posted by Tom K. on Sep 16, 2013
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sigrid

We are already friends, Ryan. I was on student government with you at SFCC, yo. I met a couple of other people at the Tumbleweed workshop this past weekend. Maybe we can all get together? The trouble with starting a community is trying to provide some direction without trying to make decisions that should be made collectively. I agree we should meet. What are you doing tomorrow or Wednesday? Otherwise, I would have to schedule for next week.

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Posted Feb 25, 2013
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Ryan Lawless

i think what your saying is to destroy the old grey hound station and fill it in with a small or tiny house community? i like the ideas for the mortgages with tiny houses and the benefits it holds especially for the artist communities. could we be friends and talk about this more in person.

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sigrid

Vertical is cool, and the spaces look awesome, but in Santa Fe, we don't stack too many people on top of each other. Two stories is the maximum. The container style matches the contemporary Railyard design ethic, but I like the houses on wheels because of the convenience. People who want to move can just hook up the house and go. If you create affordable housing in a specific area in a fixed way, then it isn't an enduring change, because if people need to move, they are back to hardship. I think of it much like giving a man a fish, instead of helping him make a mobile fishing unit.

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Posted Jan 29, 2013
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Brendan

I realize that this is probably a bit more . . . *vertical* than what you have in mind, but New York just announced a new modular "micro-apartments" project last week that may be of interest to you: www.smartplanet.com/blog/bulle...

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Posted Jan 28, 2013
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sigrid

Actually, a better -- but perhaps more difficult -- site to secure would be tied to the south railyard area near Baca Street, by Molecule and Captain Marble. The Railyard Foundation (?) does 70 year leases for parcels there, I believe, and there is a particularly large, undeveloped patch, just begging for something.

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Posted Jan 28, 2013
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