Category: Travelers

Month in Review: February, 2012

4 May, 2012 (10:30) | Admin, Apartments, California, Cuba, Eviction, Global news, Greece, Housing, Land use, Month in review, Moving, Production, Speculation, Travelers, United Kingdom |

[Previous Month in Reviews available here: Jan 12, Dec 11.]   By:David A. Smith   All housing starts with the micro, and February featured three stories that illustrate micro-markets in action, starting with the deflating history that people you thought were your friends now see you as just a charitable benefactor, in Rent as social […]

Just looking for a home, lord, lord: Part 3, it’s full of holes

16 February, 2012 (09:06) | Eviction, Land use, Law, Occupy movement, Slums, Travelers, UK News, United Kingdom, Zoning |

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   Well the farmer said to his wife “Honey, what do you think about that? The old boll weevll done made a nest In my brand new Stetson hat, And it’s full of holes, It’s full of holes.   By October, […]

Just looking for a home, lord, lord: Part 2, in the hot sand

15 February, 2012 (10:43) | Eviction, Global news, Land use, Law, Occupy movement, Slums, Travelers, UK News, United Kingdom, Zoning |

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   Then the farmer took the boll weevil, Put him in the hot sand, And the boll weevil said to the farmer, “Well, you are treating me like a man. It’ll be my home, I’ll have a home   Yesterday’s post covered a decade of […]

Just looking for a home, lord, lord: Part 1, come all the way

14 February, 2012 (11:33) | Eviction, Global news, Land use, Law, Occupy movement, Slums, Travelers, UK News, United Kingdom, Zoning |

By: David A. Smith   Well, the boll weevil is a little black bug Come from Mexico they say Well he come all the way to Texas He was lookin for a place to stay Just lookin’ for a home, He was lookin’ for a home – The Boll Weevil Song   In this extended […]

Whose side are you on? Part 2, choose your side

29 May, 2009 (10:26) | Local issues, Mobile homes, Regulation, Slums, Travelers, Zoning and land use |

[Continued from yesterday's Part 1.]   In yesterday’s post, via a this-can’t-be-happening breathless story in the Memorial Day weekend Sunday Daily Mail, we encountered a group of British Travellers who, in the manner of worker ants setting out to build a new colony, have been industriously working nights and weekends to lay out, grade, service, […]