Muriel Bowser “Condos” Meme Emerges [Curbed DC] Oof, this is actually sneakily brutal. I think they really dropped the ball not doing a Vince Gray “Wal-Mart” one, though.
15 Secrets Of Real Estate Agents [Mental Floss] I don’t know what’s crazier, that agents spray “chocolate chip cookie smell spray” around open houses before the crowds get there, or that “chocolate chip cookie smell spray” actually exists.
A Forgotten Underground DC Tunnel Is Finally Getting Some Fresh Air [Smithsonian] You know how by mid-March, after several months of winter, you haven’t opened your windows in several months, and your house smells like a little bit of every single thing you’ve cooked over the past half-year? Multiply that by a hundred, and that’s probably what it smelled like in this tunnel.
This Incredible Tiny House Only Costs $1200 To Build [True Activist] For one month’s rent, you could have an entire permanent house! Of course, then you’ll have to pay $1200 a month for a plot on which to park your tiny house. What, you thought “beating the system” was going to be that easy?
DC Will Use Green Roofs To Clean City Waterways [Washington Post] It’s good that we’re implementing a cutting-edge modern system, since the one we have now – one big pipe that carries sewage, rainwater, and everything else – literally dates from the 1800s. It’s like going from the telegraph straight to the iPhone.
The Roots Of America’s Affordable Housing Crisis [Citylab] Apparently the main problem is that rent is high and people’s salaries are low.