IN THE FUTURE, WE’LL ALL LIVE ON FLOATING HOUSES

Floating houses are going legit.  The closest thing we’ve had to a floating house is the houseboat, which has usually been considered the province of bohemians and eccentrics like my dad’s friend who airbrushed murals on vans and Camaro hoods (his specialty was Elvis, and wizards who looked suspiciously like Elvis), stayed high 24/7, and didn’t mind living in a bobbing crackerbox that smelled like generator fumes and river scum.  But thanks to European advances in technology, you can now live in a floating townhome with all the amenities and utilities of a land-house, but that costs a fraction of the price. IN THE FUTURE, WE’LL ALL LIVE ON FLOATING HOUSES

“In most houses, the sunroom should be the living room and the living room should be used for, like, box storage, although it has been pointed out to me that if you sit in your sunroom 24/7, you’re going to end up as tanned and leathery as a Texas long-haul trucker by the end of your first Netflix binge.  (On the other hand – vitamin D!)”

“In most houses, the sunroom should be the living room and the living room should be used for, like, box storage, although it has been pointed out to me that if you sit in your sunroom 24/7, you’re going to end up as tanned and leathery as a Texas long-haul trucker by the end of your first Netflix binge.  (On the other hand – vitamin D!)”

THERE’S AN AIRBNB FOR ARCHITECT NERDS, AND THE LISTINGS ARE INCREDIBLE

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If you look through the listings on Airbnb and think, “these are nice, but they aren’t quite enough black turtleneck-ish,” then I have the site for you.  It’s called Plans Matter, and it’s an Airbnb-type short-term rental site, only all the homes for rent have been vetted by real life fancy architects.  That means you could stay in a genuine Frank Lloyd Wright house for a couple hundred bucks a night, take a ton of photos of yourself lounging around the priceless home, and then use them forever in all your online dating profiles.  (When your confused date sees your basement apartment for the first time, you can be like, “oh, this is just a place I rent to keep me humble.”) THERE’S AN AIRBNB FOR ARCHITECT NERDS, AND THE LISTINGS ARE INCREDIBLE

This gorgeous Palisades home looks like a model you’d see in a miniature terrarium on the desk of the super-attractive graphic designer in your office who’s so cool that when you asked them out for a drink that one time, they laughed and then said, “oh, were you being serious?”

This gorgeous Palisades home looks like a model you’d see in a miniature terrarium on the desk of the super-attractive graphic designer in your office who’s so cool that when you asked them out for a drink that one time, they laughed and then said, “oh, were you being serious?”