A New Year’s Regulation Making Tiny Houses Legal Dwellings. Your tiny house on wheels can become a legal dwelling in New Mexico. At least, if it meets the right standards and you’re willing to take the wheels off. As of January 15, 2018 the New Mexico State Construction Industries Division has preemptively adopted the Tiny Read more….
We had a great visit with the wonderful folks from Tiny Home Tours. Their whole lifestyle and working process is inspiration and envy-making. We’re honored to have the Saltbox featured as one of their video tours–with well over a million views!
We’re proud to announce that we’ve been selected to receive funds this year from VAF–an impressive regional program that supports technology and manufacturing ventures in Northern New Mexico. The funds will help use dedicate time and attention to developing the next iteration of our panelized construction system. That system manifests as the marriage of two Read more….
This fall, I was honored to be invited to the TEDxABQ stage to discuss disruption in residential construction. “What if smaller, smarter structures began spreading in urban cores, filling unexpected spaces and alleviating housing issues?” I asked. The wealthy, western world is, ironically, facing a looming housing crisis. We need to figure out how to move toward Read more….
It was an astounding experience to be invited to attend President Barrack Obama’s SXSL event at the White House. Hopefully I can put down some salient thoughts about it at some point after it’s all percolated enough. Inspired by SXSW, the President decided to host a festival at The White House that was part maker Read more….
We’re still reeling from the more than 500 people that came to see our SaltBox at the Tiny Open House event and from how fast things have been moving. We’ve been featured on HGTV. We’ve won a business excellence award. And our friends at 12FPS captured this footage from our open house event. Extraordinary Structures- Read more….
Our SaltBox Tiny House was featured on the TV show Tiny House, Big Living. It’s Season 3, Episode 7, called Tiny, Techy, Tricked-Out House. It was great fun to work with the crew and to get an opportunity to test-drive our panelized construction system for thousands of HGTV viewers. OK, it was actually a little nervewracking Read more….
Extraordinary Structures was honored to receive the 2016 Century Bank Business Excellence Award from the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce. We know that many businesses are considered for these prestigious awards and we’re grateful for the validation of the long hours our growing crew has been putting in for the sake of innovative housing being Read more….
With the unveiling of our prototype tiny house, we are officially open for business. We’re in the process of creating an easy-to-use online storefront for calculating the rough cost of your project and scheduling a build date, a system that should soon be operational. In the meantime, here’s a guide to our standard offerings and Read more….
The SaltBox is the first iteration of the novel Extraordinary Structures panelized construction system as applied to the idea of a tiny house. Via the New Mexico Small Business Assistance program, we worked with Los Alamos National Laboratory engineers on thermal efficiency and our signature CNC-cut panelized construction system. Our goals were to combine great, human scale contemporary Read more….