We finally became fed up with a certain someone and kicked him out. So, I’m completely taking over this week. You’re welcome.
ANYWAY let’s get started!
As you will soon notice, if you haven’t already, the theme this week is all about change. As more and more people move here for various reasons (Amazon), we have to try to stay ahead of what this means for housing. The majority are young people at an early point in their careers who are unable to afford their own place despite having good jobs. This could open up some serious opportunities for forward-thinking builders.
Since it’s my show this week, I’m going to throw out a few of my own insane ideas:
- Tiny Homes have been a popular trend for a while now, but we’ve yet to see a Tiny Home master-planned community here with the full amenities of other communities. Attempts throughout the country have been met with a number of zoning issues, but maybe the right visionary could come in and make an argument for these efficient, affordable neighborhoods.
- Can homes be designed more effectively to be a source of income for their owners and offset some of the cost? Could options be added to make a home more Airbnb friendly or create more functional private spaces for renters within a single home space?
- The National Building Museum has an interesting exhibit running right now exploring some new types of housing and innovations including “The Open House.” Their Resource Guide is a fascinating read or you can go to their website.
I may be crazy, but I have to believe some of these ideas will become commonplace in just a few short years. What are your thoughts?