Category: Mobile homes

Month in Review, February, 2016: Part 2, The macro of money

22 March, 2016 (10:00) | Apartments, Bankruptcy, Chicago, China, Cities, Housing, Maine, Micro-units, Mobile homes, Municipal bankruptcy, Real estate taxes, Rent control, Rental, Tiny houses, Venice | No comments

By: David A. Smith [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] As we saw yesterday with both the tiny house and the tiny rent-controlled apartment, ecosystems are more complex than they appear on the surface – – and when a half a trillion paper butterflies flap their wings to escape its financial regime, the consequences are felt […]

Month in Review, February, 2016: Part 1, The micro of people

21 March, 2016 (10:00) | Apartments, Bankruptcy, Chicago, China, Cities, Housing, Maine, Micro-units, Mobile homes, Municipal bankruptcy, Real estate taxes, Rent control, Rental, Tiny houses, Venice | No comments

By: David A. Smith So bound up is housing in our conception of ourselves – perhaps it has to do with the trust we place in our space when we close our eyes for unconscious sleep – that inevitably we claim ownership and dominion over those sleeping surroundings, and see in them both expressions of […]

The hipster’s mobile home: Part 6, So as not to spoil the experience

17 February, 2016 (10:00) | Affordability, Apartments, Cities, Design, Development, Homelessness, Housing, Innovations, Land use, Micro-units, Mobile homes, Rental, Speculation, Tenure, Tiny houses, US News, Usonian, Verticality, Zoning |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4.] By: David A. Smith On time for a funeral Ransom Stoddard: [Descending from railway carriage and consulting pocket watch]    Thanks, Jason. On time. – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance Though it may seem otherwise, there is no […]

The hipster’s mobile home: Part 5, Awesome for a time

16 February, 2016 (10:00) | Affordability, Apartments, Cities, Design, Development, Housing, Innovations, Land use, Micro-units, Mobile homes, Rental, Speculation, Tenure, Tiny houses, US News, Usonian, Verticality, Zoning |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.] By: David A. Smith Something bothering you? Reese: No one’s bothering you, Doniphon. Tom Doniphon: You are. – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance As suggested by previous parts of this discursive post inspired by a Globe and Mail (6 […]

The hipster’s mobile home: Part 4, A heart attack from the stress

12 February, 2016 (10:00) | Affordability, Apartments, Design, Development, Housing, Innovations, Micro-units, Mobile homes, Rental, Speculation, Tenure, Tiny houses, US News, Usonian, Zoning | 1 comment

 [Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith The jail’s only got one call … and I sleep in it Link Appleyard: The jail’s only got one cell, and the lock’s broke and I sleep in it. – The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance As we’ve […]