"Daily News reporter Simone Weichselbaum explores the smallest apartment in New York City at 14 Convent Ave.
In jail, captives get an eight-foot-wide space plus three meals a day as they pay their debt to society.
But in one Harlem building, the captives in a 100-square-foot apartment pay $1,275 a month — and there is no free grub.…"
From Rick Gordon
"'My wife and I are intimate again — thanks to the Bloomberg administration’s latest housing initiative.
That’s not kissing and telling: The missus and I got a chance to spend a night inside one of the city’s new “Mike-ros,” a 325-square-foot studio apartment that the mayor thinks is the future for young urban couples.…'"
I got up at 5AM, drove to the mountain, parked and towed my Carveboard up on a rope (like dog on leash). Unfortunately, I had let too much air out of the tires, and couldn't get a rhythm going, except for a stretch at the end.
BUT -- I got to see the full moon going down over the ocean in platinum brilliance, while the sunrise lit up the east in an orange glow -- ain't complainin. Got back to town and skated downtown, which has just been paved. No people, no cars. Bombed a hill 3 times, with no worries about running into humans or vehicles. FUN!
"…the treehouse SunRay built in Portland in a 300 year old fir tree in the middle of a suburb. When one of the neighbors complained and brought out the building inspector he apparently fell in love with it because he told them to take the stairs down and put up a ladder so it wouldn't be a deck because he had no authority over treehouses that weren't decks with stairs."
Chris' website: http://www.industrialrustic.com/nb/
"ISRAEL PROULX Origin: Quebec, Canada. Raised in Chicoutimi, Israel grew up with a singer-songwriter father and a harmonica-playing grandfather, and influenced by Western singer Marcel Martel. When he was five, his grandmother gave him an Elvis Presley record, and he listened to Jailhouse Rock for hours on end. Proulx took up the piano, learning to play the boogie woogie.…" http://www.montrealjazzfest.com/artists/artist.aspx?id=7521
Another song: https://myspace.com/israelproulx/music/songs
The property at 30 Hanson St. on the east side of Toronto’s inner city got a lot of publicity on real estate sites and blogs as an example of just how tight the city’s housing market has become.
So tight, in fact, that a house the size of a typical backyard tool shed went on the market for $229,000, enough money to buy a large suburban home in some Canadian cities.
But it sold this week for $165,000, the National Post reports, a good 28 per cent below asking price.…"
I planned everything to be modular:
While camping you take the back seats out and are left with two seats and a camping mobile.
You can leave the back seats in the car and install the kitchen box and you have your kitchen with you if you want to go climbing with your friends.
Or you take both boxes out and your car is a normal mini van again.
The main goal was to build a small camper that is very fast and easy to put into a sleeping position."