housing

  • Tech-Savvy Communes Could Be The Answer To SF’s Housing Issues

    Tech-Savvy Communes Could Be The Answer To SF’s Housing Issues

    The communal spirit of the 60’s has returned to SF, but with a modern twist. Software engineers, founders and tech workers alike are now flocking to giant, Victorian mansions that promise peace, love and open source API integration to help you live more collaboratively. Read More

  • With $2.5M Injection From Nexus, Indian Housing Marketplace Launches In Bangalore

    With $2.5M Injection From Nexus, Indian Housing Marketplace Launches In Bangalore

    Indian housing marketplace, Housing.co.in has expanded out of its home base of Mumbai into another major Indian city, Bangalore—its fifth city in the country. The company, which operates similarly to Trulia and Zillow, provides a real estate search site which displays a visual map of available housing for rent or sale. The search results are filtered by how many rooms are available… Read More

  • Zumper Presents During Startup Battlefield, Session Four: Disrupting Main Street

    VC-Backed Disrupt Alum Zumper Jumps Into The Chicago Rentals Market, Builds Out Pro Features

    Zumper — the online home rentals startup and TechCrunch Disrupt alum that quickly raised a $1 million seed round from a list of top-shelf VCs that included Kleiner Perkins, Andreessen Horowitz, NEA, CrunchFund and more — is growing. Today, it is announcing that it is adding Chicago as its next city, after debuting in San Francisco and expanding to New York last year. Read More

  • Tech Jobs And Airbnb Are Squeezing The SF Housing Market — Here’s What To Do

    Tech Jobs And Airbnb Are Squeezing The SF Housing Market — Here’s What To Do

    Have you been searching for a place to live in San Francisco lately? You’re not the only one thinking @$#%&! on a daily basis. Forget the speculation about a tech bubble. This is a real estate bubble. It’s a common scene on a weekend morning: A line of people waiting for an open house at an apartment that just hit the market, with rental applications, credit reports, and… Read More

  • Detroit condos to be built from shipping containers

    Detroit condos to be built from shipping containers

    Home, sweet home. Replace the second “home” with “discarded shipping container with holes cut into it,” though. That’s what the occupants of a new 17-unit condo development will be saying some time next year if architect Steven Flum and company can convince the city of Detroit to let them build the “Exceptional Green Living on Rosa Parks” project on top… Read More

  • Feel free to rock the boat if you have this waterproof Coolpix case

    Feel free to rock the boat if you have this waterproof Coolpix case


    That’s right, with the Fantasea Line FS-51 Housing for the new Nikon Coolpix S52 and S52c cameras, you could toss it in the ocean without any worries. Even if it happened to leak it’s still protected by its one year flood Insurance policy (your photos are probably hosed though). Another great thing about this is that while it’s in the case you still have access to all the… Read More

  • Ikea Prefab Housing: The Instruction Manual is Four Pages Long

    Ikea Prefab Housing: The Instruction Manual is Four Pages Long


    While I’m not sure if they’re including a hex key and cheap screws with these houses, it’s an idea whose time has come. Looking around right now I notice almost 90% of our furniture is from Ikea and, if given the land mass, I’d build and install one of these BoKlok housing cubes in a second. Unfortunately, you don’t pick these up out in Elizabeth, New Jersey… Read More

  • Hipster Double-Wide

    Hipster Double-Wide


    I was flipping through the Feb. issue of Wired earlier and I came across the Glassic Soho trailer. Now it’s no secret that I’m from the South. That said, I’ve set foot in my fair share of trailers—hell I know more than a few people who live in them. But this model, created by architect and furniture designer Christopher Deam and manufactured by Breckenridge, is… Read More