Category Archives: Housing

More than half of US renters older than 40, study says – Yahoo Finance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The majority of U.S. renters are now older than 40, a fundamental shift over the past decade that reflects the lasting damage of the housing crash and an aging population. Source: More than half of US renters older than 40, study says – Yahoo Finance

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Would You Live in a Plastic House?

For years we’ve heard how bad plastics are for the environment supported by countless stories of landfills overflowing with plastics, deadly toxins and hormonal disruptors, and a huge floating island of plastic trash in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.   And now the plastic industry wants to build houses out of the stuff?  Is it time to break out the picket signs and start protesting?  Not so fast.  Apparently, these aren’t your grandfather’s plastics anymore.  According the American Chemistry Council, modern plastic building materials are much safer and efficient than their ancestors.  The Plastics Make It Possible campaign built an experimental 200-foot tiny house to demonstrate the many benefits of building with modern plastic materials, many already used in housing construction today.

Source: Would You Live in a Plastic House?

Think you want a tiny house? Businesses offer a tryout first – Yahoo Finance

Due to a rapidly increasing interest in tiny houses, some innovative businesses are offering potential buyers the chance to test the waters before investing. Source: Think you want a tiny house? Businesses offer a tryout first – Yahoo Finance

Single mother of 3 builds her own tiny home [video]

Tiny homes are all the rage. They’re more than just a fad, though. For a single mother of three kids, it was a life changer. H/T Guy Kawasaki Source: Single mother of 3 builds her own tiny home  

More older Americans are being buried by housing debt

The costs of living in the United States are rapidly outpacing any increases in income for those still in the workforce, but for those who have already left the rat race and are currently living on fixed incomes, the negative effects of eroding buying power are even more acute.  Many retirees are still treading water […]

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A Giant Alien Space Craft? Even Cooler…A Six-story Bamboo House!

If you have an interest in alternative housing then you will definitely want to check out this TED video on bamboo construction, presented by Elora Hardy, entitled, “Magical Houses, Made of Bamboo.”

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