housing

  • 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

    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


    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


    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


    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