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Pipe dreams: can ‘nano apartments’ solve Hong Kong’s housing crisis?

May 27th, 2018 at 9:16 am » Comments Off

The city with the world’s tiniest and costliest living spaces may soon convert drainpipes into homes. The aim is to get young people on the property ladder – but how small is too small? “Both indoors and out, life in Hong Kong can feel pretty suffocating at times,” says 39-year-old finance worker Wai Li, who […]



America’s great renter boom is over

December 26th, 2017 at 10:56 am » Comments Off

The foreclosure crisis dumped a lot of high earners who have traditionally bought homes into the rental market. Rapidly rebounding housing markets, with skyrocketing home prices in big cities, kept them there. Now the number of renters has reached a plateau, and it could be about to fall.



Alex Le Roux 3D prints ‘Tiny House’ in just 24 hours

June 21st, 2016 at 9:35 am » Comments Off

The construction industry itself is dominated by huge corporations with equally huge budgets, many small startups and even one-man businesses. Among them is Alex Le Roux, a Houston, Texas-based student who has just reached a remarkable milestone. Using his own V2 Vesta 3D printer, he has just completed the first 3D printed livable structure in the […]



The Ecocapsule is a new super green micro dwelling

June 1st, 2015 at 7:56 pm » Comments Off

Nice Architect, a Slovakian company, has created the ecocapsule, a new kind of super green micro dwelling.  The ecocapsule is powered by a built-in wind turbine and solar cells, and its egg-like shape allows the collection of rainwater and dew.  



New trend for home-based businesses: “Shedquarters”

April 16th, 2015 at 1:13 pm » Comments Off

Great for maintaining privacy and uninterrupted workflow, surprisingly cozy, and stylish, space-efficient work spaces have become all the rage lately.  



Cool grain silo house

February 26th, 2015 at 2:14 pm » Comments Off

What would you think if someone told you they lived in a grain silo?  You might imagine them sleeping on a bed of hay and bathing in a horse trough.



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