Telluride, Colorado

What is the SmartPads advantage in Telluride?  Telluride is so isolated that the cost to build a home is extremely high. When you think about it, everything is more expensive when you are building in a town like Telluride. It costs more to deliver materials, laborers cost more, the weather is a constant factor, and there is an endless list of reasons that drive up the cost of building in an isolated town like Telluride. Because SmartPads offers Telluride a modular home building option, we are able to offer a smart and efficient solution to folks looking to build a home. We build our homes in a facility, so we are able to build faster and stronger than traditionally-build homes. In fact, we can build a home in less than 4 months! We sell our homes at a fixed cost which is also a huge benefit to those looking to build in a rural mountain town such as Telluride. This minimizes budget blowouts and lengthy build times, which has been a constant struggle while building in mountain towns. 

Telluride, Colorado

The term “modular” simply means that the home is built off-site. When you hear the terms “modular” or “prefab” is doesn’t mean the home is built with lesser quality. In fact, modular homes are typically built stronger to withstand transportation after completion.

SmartPads provides the Telluride marketplace with luxurious prefab homes that resell at a premium. We are a Colorado company that builds homes for the mountains.

We build our homes to surpass all snow loads, engineering requirements, and all local building codes, giving our clients peace-of-mind throughout the process.

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Although Telluride, Colorado only has a population of 2,494, it is known around the world as one of the most exclusive and desirable mountain towns in the US. The town is situated in a box canyon, within a secluded corner of Southwest Colorado. It is surrounded by the San Juan Mountains and sits at an elevation of 8,750 feet. Telluride is known for its world-class skiing, incredible views, and small-town charm. From historic downtown Telluride, you can take a ride on the gondola to enjoy access to the outdoors. This is the only free gondola in North America and it connects Telluride with the resort town of Mountain Village.

Colorado’s largest free-falling waterfall, Bridal Veil Falls, is another natural wonder that fascinates visitors, along with wonderful hiking, biking, and water sports. Another charming attribute to Telluride is the plethora of shopping options. As a matter of fact, there are no chain restaurants or shops in Telluride, proving Telluride’s dedication to supporting local culture and business. Finally, Telluride has been famous for its summer festivals for many years. These events bring in continuous visitors throughout the year who are looking to enjoy the finer things in life amongst some of the most dramatic landscapes in the state of Colorado.


Based on your design choice, SmartPads will build luxury prefab homes starting at $255 – $275 SQ/FT for our larger homes. In addition to the home cost, the client is responsible for on-site costs, general contractor fees, and the delivery and setting of the home. Depending on the finish selections and level of customization, the cost of the home can increase. For Telluride homes, there will often be upgrades to higher-end kitchen appliance packages and custom materials to be fitting with the caliber of home expected in the area. In the end, SmartPads could save a Telluride homeowner hundreds of thousands of dollars compared to local construction costs. Our business model works well in Steamboat (our home base) but really shines in Telluride.

The 2 major savings associated with building a prefab home are time and money. In Telluride, home building costs can range from $500 – $1200 SQ/FT.  SmartPads sells the home starting at $255 – $275 SQ/FT + on-site costs and all-in costs. SmartPads homes will save Telluride buyers around 20% to 30% or around $150 + per SQ/FT to deliver a complete project. SmartPads prefab homes are also sold at a fixed cost, providing a solution to budget blowouts which often occur for site-built mountain town construction.

Based on your design choice, SmartPads will build luxury prefab homes starting at $255 – $275 SQ/FT for our larger homes. Typically, the home accounts for approximately 40% of the overall budget depending on the design and topography. On-site costs include excavation, foundation, General Contractor fees, tap fees, delivery, etc. Depending on the finish selections and level of customization, the cost of the home can increase.

SmartPads can build a custom luxury single-family home in about 2 months before delivering to the homesite and depending on your local site completion time after the homes arrives, many projects are fully complete in 4 -6 months.

Yes. All SmartPads designs can be customized. SmartPads can also create a custom plan to match your needs at an additional cost.

SmartPads builds stick-frame homes using the strongest and most efficient materials available. Cedar and metal exterior siding, metal roofs, closed-cell foam insulation, high-altitude energy-efficient windows, and an array of luxury interior finishes including (but not limited to) granite, quartz, custom cabinetry, and more.

To finance a SmartPads home custom luxury prefab home, you simply need a normal general construction loan from the lender of your choice. It’s no different to any construction loan for site-built homes. Usually, a local bank to your location is the best bet. Get ready to save lots of interest as your homes will be built considerably faster than traditional on-site construction.

Generally, prefab homes are allowed in every town in Colorado; however, each neighborhood has specific guidelines and requirements. You can check specific HOA guidelines by looking at the neighborhood covenants to ensure modular construction is allowed. A local realtor can also help with this.