Miami Real Estate Loves Bitcoin – But Will Bitcoin Love It Back? [The Real Deal] You can buy a $15 million mansion in Miami in bitcoin, which is just insane considering bitcoin could be literally worthless a year from now. My favorite part of this bitcoin-for-luxury-real estate story is thinking about Colombian druglords asking their surly teenager to please show them how to buy bitcoins online.
You Can Buy a Wooden Prefabricated Escape Pod [Dwell] I don’t know what this is, but I know I want one.
DC City Council Might Give Some Dupont Circle Development Projects Some Highly Questionable Tax Breaks [Washington City Paper] How do the Freemasons keep getting all these tax exemptions?! What do they have in that 16th Street temple that gives them so much leverage over the government? Is it a UFO? I bet it’s a UFO.
Is the Hop-Back the New Pop-Up? [Urban Turf DC] These seem fine; building a whole new structure in the backyard is going to force you to pour a foundation and do everything right. Whereas some of the pop-ups I’ve seen literally look like someone nailed a mobile home to the roof of a rowhouse.
This Guy Wants to Park His Tiny House In Your Backyard [Popville] Believe it or not, that headline is not a double entendre.
Columbia, MD Could Be Hit Hard By the New Tax Bill [New York Times] The bottom line is, we don’t really know what’s going to happen. This rushed tax bill is like when you impulse-buy a random bottle of herbal supplements at Whole Foods. You have no idea how they’re going to affect you; you might get a splitting headache, or your IQ might double. (As a habitual impulse-buyer of Whole Foods herbal supplements, I can tell you that 80% of the time, they just give you a splitting headache.)