The last time I was over at my mom's property, she was mentioning all the different places on her property where her and her partner like to sleep. They've set up beds on just about every deck, porch, and patio surface they could find. Now that it's finally summer, I say 'TIS THE SEASON for this kind of sleeping around. So let's dream about some sleeping porches — and even one sleeping balcony, for those of us in the city.
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The loft was 1500 wide open square feet, shaped like an L. Rent was about the same as what we'd been paying for our studio, which is to say relatively affordable considering the space, but perhaps not when you consider the lack of kitchen, bathroom, and heat. It was cavernous, freezing, and filthy. WE WERE IN. We would live the dream!
y fiance and I are going to be moving soon, and have started apartment hunting. We have a definite budget for rent, so that means we're looking at cheaper complexes.
We have found several places that we can afford, and everything seems decent enough, but the online reviews for these places are all very disappointing.
I'm wondering how seriously I should take these reviews — can I trust apartment review sites?
I don't know that I've ever seen a zebra print combined with this super soothing green color… the effect is simultaneously a totally relaxing but also a little bit badass. Of course it says something that this room was designed for a teenager, BUT I LOVE IT.
And wait until you see the bathroom…
My 16-month-old daughter and I live on an herb farm (no, not that kind of herb farm, though we are in Northern California). I am a farm hand here, and in exchange for a certain amount of hours a week working the land, we get to live here and breathe the fresh air, learn about herbs, and watch everything bloom.
We live in a yome here. Yep, a yome — it's a cross between a yurt and a geodesic dome. And wait until you see the triangular windows…