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Colorado mountain home with hand-made details

This Offbeat Real Estate porn was brought to my attention by Offbeat Home reader Anna. This Evergreen, Colorado home, built into the side of a freaking mountain, wowed both her, her family, and me!

Let's take a peak around inside while Anna explains why the furniture is just as offbeat as the home itself…

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Meet Eliza Brownhome: a 1974 Bluebird school bus that houses a family of five

This summer, after six months of preparation including writing a detailed lease, we moved our family of five back into Eliza Brownhome, our 40′ Bluebird school bus. I'm sure a lot of you are wondering how we can fit a family of five into 300 square feet, so I thought it'd be nice to give a tour. I am pleased to introduce Eliza Brownhome, our beloved 1974 Bluebird schoolbus.

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Super inexpensive alternative housing

My fiance and I are having a terrible time finding an apartment or other traditional living space here in New Jersey, and I am looking for inexpensive alternatives, but am not sure where to start. He is in the Army Reserves and neither of us make a lot, so we would like to save as much money as we can.

I spent several childhood years living in an RV, and it was an amazing experience, but there aren't really any trailer parks in our area… does anyone have any thoughts on other extremely low-budget alternative housing options for us?

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Let's talk about living in a tipi year-round

I'm really interested in buying a tipi that you can live in year-round. I found some great manufacturing websites but the only thing is they all say the same thing, i.e.: yes it's great to live in year round, it's so romantic with the open fire etc., etc.

I would love to hear from real people who live in a Tipi year round (in particular, places with cold winters ala Canada) and find out the disadvantages as well as the advantages.