Tiny houses are big business; here's a look at a Colorado factory

You thought tiny homes were just a passing fad?

Think again.

The employees at Sprout Tiny Homes, a manufacturing company in La Junta, a town about 64 miles east of Pueblo, are busy tinkering, hammering and assembling hundreds of them.

The tiny-house movement boomed in 2005 following the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. The movement gained steam during the financial crisis of 2007 to 2008 

Their uses run the gamut — growing in popularity for wanderlusting millennials, as office spaces, as places for retiring Baby Boomers, and as Airbnb rentals.

Read more at the Denver Business Journal 

 

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