housing

Tiny Houses Are For Rich People Only, According To LA Officials

When 38-year-old Elvis Summers befriended a homeless woman in his neighborhood, she made him do more than offer some change and a humanizing smile. It got him truly thinking about how to solve the problem. So without any affiliation to the nonprofit sector or a government agency, Summers simply started a GoFundMe and built as many houses… More »


These Houses Are Specially Built For The Young, Broke & Fabulous

A Dutch construction company has a plan in place for post-grads who are broke and less than thrilled at the prospect of moving in with their parents. The company, Heijmans, calls these 25- to 35-year-olds who are finished with college, unmarried, and getting started in their fields the “the Not-Quite Generation” and has a plan… More »


True Story: Woman Invites Hurricane Sandy Refugee To Stay With Her, He Gets Violent And Refuses To Leave

Warning: This story is probably going to enrage you. Part-time New Yorker Melissa Frost — full disclosure: she’s a friend of mine — wanted to help out the victims of Hurricane Sandy and she conveniently had a vacant room in the house she owns in Philadelphia. So when a 55-year-old man got in touch with… More »


Now You Can Live In A Scene From “500 Days Of Summer”

You already buy your coffee tables, pillows, couches, bookshelves, and meatballs from IKEA — are you ready to take the next step and buy your house there too? Ready or not, it will soon be an option: IKEA has teamed up with design firm Ideabox to produce eco-friendly prefabricated homes. The one-bedroom units are built… More »


The Daily Squeeze: SATC Vacays, Sex Toys, And Housing In Paris

A travel company plans to take advantage of the May 30 release of the Sex and the City movie by offering theme vacations, which will cost $15,000 to $24,000 for a four-day tour. Save your money, people. If you want to go to Saks, Barneys, Tiffany, and Patricia Field, we’d be happy to give you… More »