The next generation of homemakers refuses to be confined to age-old housing specifications. In fact, they often don't even need a foundation, and that penchant for creative, scaled-down, mobile remodeling could not be more evident than it is in the following examples of housing in motion.
In San Francisco, if your eyes are on the prowl and you're thinking pink, you might see this studio apartment driving around. It may look like your typical (albeit pink) Ford Econoline van on the outside, but on the inside it is a fully functioning apartment, complete with a small artist workshop, an upright piano, and two elevated mattresses. It's the mobile home for the do-it-yourselfer.
The van/home only gets 15 miles per gallon but does run on bio-diesel to save money and the environment.
Our second example took the train to Portland, Oregon once upon a time and never left. In fact, it's as if they never got off the train. This house made from a train car is creative reuse to a tee, and roomy with over 800 square feet of living space. It has a full electric kitchen, DSL, and incinerator toilet. Allegedly, there are no property taxes involved either. I guess a 1949 Portland sleeper car is not considered real estate. Oh, and it happens to be up for sale.
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