[Weekend Watch List] Acasă

[Weekend Watch List] Acasă

Poate să fie o bancă, poate să fie o bucată de cer văzută de pe balcon, o pernă, un loc anume pe canapea, pot să fie clătitele împărțite în miezul nopții cu familia de pisici, poate să fie un apartament sau un castel, o mansardă sau o clădire de birouri cu priveliște de lux, poate să fie o stradă sau o țară, un colț de bloc, o fereastră, un zâmbet. Suntem obosiți, #stămacasă weekendul ăsta și vorbim despre ce înseamnă asta. Despre primele învelișuri ale eurilor noastre, despre diferența dintre a avea și a trăi, despre industrie, oameni, relații și cum schimbă perspectiva noile generații.  


Micro apartments on the rise in Hong Kong


Tight squeeze for Hong Kong's young professionals

 As housing prices continue to rise in Hong Kong, young professionals are living in ever-shrinking spaces. Finance worker Adrian Law, 25, paid more than HK$6 million (US$765,000) two years ago for his tiny 292 sq foot studio apartment. Meanwhile teacher Jezz Ng, 29, has chosen to live in a new co-sharing apartment, rather than shelling out for her own rent.


Inside Hong Kong’s cage homes

 Hong Kong is the most expensive housing market in the world. It has been ranked as the least affordable housing market on Earth for eight years in a row, and the price per square foot seems to be only going up. The inflated prices are forcing Hongkongers to squeeze into unconventionally small spaces that can affect their quality of life.


China's Empty Cities House 64 Million Empty Apartments 

 Ghost Cities-China: China continues to build vast cities, but they remain almost completely uninhabited ghost towns


The Truth Behind Those $1 Detroit Homes

Downtown Detroit is seeing a revitalization of sorts sparked by Dan Gilbert's $1 billion investment in the area. Since 2010, Gilbert's investment has created an estimated 6,500 jobs in downtown, and, as a result, it's nearly impossible to find a vacant apartment as residential occupancy rates reached as high as 99.4% for the downtown area.


Tucson: Trailer park living for America's poor

 Life is tough for the residents of one of Tucson's many trailer parks, but the people still work hard and dream of a better future. The BBC's Anna Bressanin reports.


People are still living in FEMA's toxic trailers

Ten years ago Hurricanes Katrina and Rita tore into the Gulf Coast and displaced over a million residents. For many of these people, trailers provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency became their homes.


How to survive in Los Angeles - without a home? | DW Documentary

California's economy is booming. Yet, there are tens of thousands of people living on the streets and not benefitting at all.


Hostel Is In The Middle Of The Ocean

This hostel is in the middle of the ocean.



McMansions: The houses that people love to hate

There’s a certain type of house that people love to hate. They're called "McMansions," and architecture critic Kate Wagner has dedicated her website, McMansion Hell, to explaining why these houses rub people the wrong way.


Unsellable Mansions: Luxury Property Mistakes

Real estate experts point out the do's and don'ts for successfully selling a home.


Church Remodeled Into An Airbnb

This church was remodeled into an Airbnb.



Madman of the Cathedral. Former monk spends 50 years building a church on his own

For over half a century, former Spanish monk, Don Justo has been building a grand cathedral in Mejorada del Campo, his hometown on the outskirts of Madrid. He is now 91 and his life’s work is still unfinished. He calls it Nuestra Senora del Pilar, while the locals simply refer to as “Don Justo’s Cathedral”. It has been made from recycled materials and construction site leftovers. It has largely been built by Don Justo himself, with no blueprints, no initial design and no calculations, just his own intuition.


How an Amateur Built the World's Biggest Dome

 In 1418, Filippo Brunelleschi was tasked with building the largest dome ever seen at the time. He had no formal architecture training. Yet experts still don't fully understand the brilliant methods he used in contructing the dome, which tops the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral in Florence, Italy.


I Quit The City To Build My Hobbit House | HOMES ON THE EDGE

GOING off-grid is something many dream of, but one former Londoner has actually followed through on his dream of living in a self-built house in the woods. Kris Harbour, 31, gave up his job, house, a flat he owned, and a busy social life to move onto a plot of land in the welsh countryside, which he bought on Ebay. Once there, using recycled, natural, and found materials, he began building his own round cobwood house from scratch, in which he now lives full-time.


Our Fire Tower House In The Sky | HOMES ON THE EDGE

 LEAVING the busy city life behind and returning to nature has been a “magical” experience according to a couple who gave it all up to live in a custom house 40ft off the ground in rural Oregon. Dabney Tompkins, 61, and Alan Colley, 70, swapped high-paying jobs, expensive cars, and lively social lives in Dallas, Texas to live on 160 acres in a custom-built fire lookout tower. The couple initially moved from their large house in Dallas to a condo in Portland, and built the fire lookout property as a weekend getaway location in 2010. But in May 2014 the pair decided to try living in the house full-time and now say they couldn’t imagine going back.


WOMAN lives in a TINY HOUSE so She Can TRAVEL the World

 Jenna built her Tiny Home with her Partner and they Traveled in it for a year from Alaska to Florida. They ended their partnership.


Jeanine Pfeiffer is a university science professor who moved into a shuttle bus to become carbon neutral 


Green Citadels. Explore eco-friendly earthships with sustainability pioneers

 Michael Reynolds had a dream. The architect wanted to build completely self-sufficient houses that are part of the environment, rather than a burden on it.


Earthships: Creating Eco-Unique Homes – Home Makers S1E3

An Earthship isn’t just a home—it’s a self-contained ecosystem that allows inhabitants to lighten their footprint and live off the grid. Filmmakers Aimee Barry Broustra and Andy Atkins get an inside look at the Earthship movement and its beautiful, environmentally friendly homes/


40ft Shipping Containers Transformed Into Amazing Off-Grid Family Home

 This amazing small home has been built using two 40ft high cube shipping containers, slightly of-set from one another to create a stunning, off-the-grid family home.


Line 18: UK's housing crisis won't be solved by more homes

 Sky News research suggests the government's plan to build hundreds of thousands of new homes is unlikely to solve the housing crisis.


Berlin's housing battle | Made in Germany

Who does Berlin belong to? Real estate is a popular investment, and prices have tripled in the past 10 years. But not everyone can afford to buy - and rents are rising, too. That's put tenants and owners on opposite sides of the barricades.


Why It's So Hard For Millennials To Buy Homes

 Buying a house is harder for millennials than it was for their parents' generation, but that doesn't mean all hope is lost. Depending on where you want to live, how much debt you have, and how much you have saved, buying a house might not be out of the question—if you're willing to compromise.


One Reason Homes Cost So Much

Very high house prices aren’t an act of God or a fact of nature. They’re the result of all sorts of policy and design mistakes – which we should try to understand and correct.

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