Is This “Skinny House” the Most Efficient Use of Space Ever? [Inhabitat] I like the idea of calling space-efficient houses “skinny,” if only because we get to call huge sprawling McMansion-type houses “obese.” (Also: I snickered at this picture of a fat house for an embarrassingly long time.)
20% of Homes Purchased In DC In 2016 Were All-Cash Transactions [Urban Turf DC] Dang. One way to interpret this is that one in five people you pass on the street is able to get several hundred thousand dollars cash in a briefcase on short notice. I’m seriously considering becoming a mugger now.
The Bubble Tent You Didn’t Know You Needed [Mental Floss] Why hasn’t anyone thought of making a transparent tent before? Now you won’t have to lie awake at night wondering if that rustling outside is a rabid grizzly bear; you’ll be able to just roll over and see it charging directly at your see-through tent.
What Is the Biggest Building On Earth? [Quora] Five million square feet?! Think of all the wacky free curbside furniture and thrift store coffee table books I could cram into a place that size.
This Clever House Looks Like An Entire Village [Dwell] Awesome house, and interesting insight into how weird and paranoid Australians are about their homes.