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Prefab houseboat design can be customized, assembled in two days

#Floatlife made easy<p>What if you could order a modern houseboat like you order flatpack Ikea furniture? That’s the thinking behind a new line of modular floating dwellings conceived by Russian designer Max Zhivov.<p>The construction kit-inspired Modul Go concept aims to offer easily adaptable floating …

B.C. First Nation hopes tiny solar-powered homes will give men in need a leg up

The little houses on the Nuxalk Nation reserve near Bella Coola are nearly complete. The solar panels are in place, the drywall is being installed …

Trending on The Organized Home: Stealth Storage

This week over on The Organized Home, the editors found the world’s most compact kitchenette, picked their favorite storage products from Ikea’s …

Real Estate Outperforms Amid Broader Selloff

Amid rising trade and political tensions, US equities dipped nearly 6% this week, the worst weekly performance in two years. REITs fell 5% while …

Renters of Vancouver: “My landlady is helping me to succeed”

Kate Wilson<i>“Renters of Vancouver” takes an intimate look at how the city's residents are dealing with the housing crisis. This feature, from the</i> …

Housing

4000 homes to be built in Mt Albert

LAWRENCE SMITH/Stuff<p>NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, accompanied by Housing minister Phil Tywford, announce the purchase by the Government of 29.3 …

John Alexander on why Australia's housing market risks 'grotesque' inequality

Liberal MP says market must be recalibrated towards home ownership as Everybody’s Home campaign calls for investment<p>When John Alexander was re-elected at a December byelection – saving the Liberal and National parties’ majority – Malcolm Turnbull said he was Bennelong’s champion and Australia’s …

Housing

A new housing crisis emerging?

Home construction is approaching its lowest level in decades as fears emerge that a new, different industry crunch could be emerging.<p>Home construction per household is near its lowest level in 60 years, according to the Kansas City Fed, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. This comes a decade …

333 square foot apartment for 2 humans, 51 cats

<b>FANAF separates cats from people in tiny Shanghai apartment.</b><p>It's hard, living with 51 cats. (I have trouble living with one.) According to FANAF …

'You just take it': the students at the sharp end of Sydney's housing nightmare

International students speak about the problem of overcrowded and potentially illegal living arrangements<p>The bedroom that Divya Bhusal paid $140 per week to share with four other international students in Sydney became so stuffy on warm nights that she preferred to sleep in the backyard on a yoga …

Housing

Get a peek inside Zaha Hadid’s futuristic High Line condo, now complete

A new set of photos show off some of the futuristic building’s amenity spaces<p>A news series of photos, captured by photographers Hufton+Crown, have surfaced that showcase the swooping West Chelsea condo at 520 West 28th Street, designed by the late Zaha Hadid. The photos focus building’s facade and …

The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control?

Projections suggest cities will swell at an astonishing pace – but whether that means our salvation or an eco-disaster is by no means certain<p>The 1960 street map of Lagos, Nigeria, shows a small western-style coastal city surrounded by a few semi-rural African villages. Paved roads quickly turn to …

Geography

How the financial crash made our cities unaffordable

In the stormy spring of 2008, the UK’s worsening property downturn was yet to hit Sloane Street in central London. A full year after the start of the …

U.S. City-By-City Home Price Levels - Gains From Crisis Lows, Distance From Bubble Highs

We like to provide an update on trends in US home prices every few months based on the monthly release of the S&P/Case-Shiller home price indices. …

Manhattan Landlords Race to Fill Apartments in Declining Market

Apartment rents are dropping in Manhattan. So is the patience of landlords.<p>Units that found tenants in February spent an average of just 34 days on …

Canadian home prices dip in February as Toronto market pulls back

Canadian home prices dipped in February after two consecutive months of gains, weighed by declines in Toronto and a number of other cities, data showed on Wednesday.<p>The Teranet-National Bank Composite House Price Index, which measures changes for repeat sales of single-family homes, showed prices …

Family of five moves from a 2,100-square-foot-house to a beautifully renovated school bus

After deciding to move out of their 2,100 square foot house, Brandon and Ashley Trebitowski spent six months converting a classic Blue Bird bus into …

How 16 containers became 8 market-rate Phoenix apartments

TSEH transforms 14 shipping containers into a cozy and modern Kiev cafe 


Unit Cafe’s interiors are so cozy and modern it’s easy to forget that it’s built inside shipping containers. TSEH Arhitectural Group transformed 14 …

Light-filled shipping container house cost just $36K to build

Repurposed with style<p>Blame it on HGTV or the rising cost of housing, but more and more people are interested in alternative types of homes. One of the most popular is the shipping container house; we’ve seen them in everything from urban farms to off-the-grid getaways and all-in-one pools.<p>Made …

Developer pitches plan for 50,000 units of affordable housing in Toronto, Vancouver

The federal government is looking at a real estate developer’s proposal to build 50,000 units of affordable housing primarily in Toronto and Vancouver — a plan valued at as much as $14-billion that could become a big part of Ottawa’s national housing strategy.<p>According to a proposal submitted to …

Shipping containers transformed into prefab college classroom

The practice of transforming shipping containers into habitable structures has grown popular lately. So far, we've seen them reincarnated as chic …

These 8 Prefabs in Seattle Make Us Want to Move to the Emerald City

There's a reason why prefabs are becoming ever so popular in the booming northwestern corner of Seattle, Washington.<p>Although Seattle has long been acclaimed for being surrounded by water, mountains, and evergreen forests, more recently, it's become a hotbed for modern design and high-quality …

Architecture

DIY tiny cabin is made out of old skateboards and a horse trough

When it comes to DIY, sometimes just one simple tool can make all of the difference. Nick Orso spent two years researching, planning, and building an …

Radically open Japanese home is made up of 13 spiraling platforms

The minimalist home takes ‘open plan’ to the extreme<p>This one-of-a-kind residence in Miyamoto, Japan, is a puzzle of sorts. Designed by Yo Shimada and his Kobe-based practice Tato Architects for a family that privileged openness and seamless connection, the two-story steel-framed house is …

Portland's 'Granny Flats' Get an Affordable Boost

A new startup pays the upfront cost of a backyard dwelling in exchange for some of the rent it generates.<p>PORTLAND, OREGON—A wind through the back alleys of the Alberta Arts District reveals an eye-catching assortment of little buildings behind homes: a low-slung converted garage, a wooden A-frame …

Housing

Want to be a home flipper? Do the math first.

In real estate, you make your money when you buy. It’s a common phrase in the business, and no truer words have been spoken. Let that sink in. You make your money when you buy the property. Not when you sell. If you don’t buy the property at the right price and/or terms, then there won’t be any …

Real Estate

This cheap 3D-printed home is a start for the 1 billion who lack shelter

Printed by Vulcans on planet Earth<p>Food, water, and shelter are basic human needs, but 1.2 billion people in the world live without adequate housing, according to a report by the World Resources Institute’s Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. Today at SXSW, an Austin-based startup will unveil its …

3D Printing

Tories fear housing crisis for middle-class millennials could be 'iceberg' that sinks party

The Conservative Party is concerned it could be pushed out of government in the next election after a new study found that middle-class millennials …

Are these new micro-apartments the smallest flats in Greater Manchester?

At less than a third of the size of the average house, Cheadle Hulme’s ‘micro-apartments’ are among the smallest living spaces in the city.<p>Fabrick is …