Category Archives: Housing

Is Co-housing the Win-Win Answer to a Global Affordable Housing Crisis?

Cohousing isn’t just a place to live, it’s an intentional community. — Read on www.mnn.com/your-home/at-home/blogs/why-cohousing-could-be-answer-housing-aging-baby-boomers

What Everyone Gets Wrong About the Homeless

Mark Anthony DiBello, a homeless man, tells about his experiences on the street and about the misconceptions people have about him and others like him. He said that most homeless are not there by choice, but by unfortunate circumstances. Some, like him, were once regular citizens and even have university degrees. Source: I Used to […]

What Happened to America’s Middle-class?

Alissa Quart, author of the new book, Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America, suggests that America’s middle class is being wiped out by a cost of living that far outpaces salary increases.   A couple earning nearly $140,000 can’t make ends meet without taking after hours jobs? Tiny starter houses cost $680,000 and up? Highly educated […]

Asia’s Booming Pod Hotel Market

  Capsule hotels, once thought the domain of overworked underpaid Japanese salarymen, have exploded across Asia. Creative designs for small sleeping spaces have attracted a broad spectrum of customers from young creatives to high-end business travelers. Source: Asia’s Booming Pod Hotel Market Projected To Reach $226M — Why Are Travelers Downsizing?

Want a Lego-style home in just a few weeks?

PopUp House, located in France, offers a variety of kits for houses and offices which can be be built in less than a month.  Unlike typical U.S. style two-by-four home construction, the PopUp House has been intentionally designed to be assembled quickly using pre-formed parts and only a standard screwdriver.  This design choice offers the […]