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
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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...
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.