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Aug

Why mini-apartments are hugeThe trend that started with a few hardcore environmentalists has spread to urban hipsters who are gleefully ditching their stuff.

Why mini-apartments are huge
The trend that started with a few hardcore environmentalists has spread to urban hipsters who are gleefully ditching their stuff.

11

Nov

How to choose the right pet for apartment livingWhether furry, feathered or finned, there’s bound to be a pet to suit your style and living space. And it’s helpful to know that there are some pets that just won’t work in this kind of space.

How to choose the right pet for apartment living
Whether furry, feathered or finned, there’s bound to be a pet to suit your style and living space. And it’s helpful to know that there are some pets that just won’t work in this kind of space.

28

Aug

How to choose the right pet for apartment livingWhether furry, feathered or finned, there’s bound to be a pet to suit your style and living space. And it’s helpful to know that there are some pets that just won’t work in this kind of space.

How to choose the right pet for apartment living
Whether furry, feathered or finned, there’s bound to be a pet to suit your style and living space. And it’s helpful to know that there are some pets that just won’t work in this kind of space.

26

Aug

A sky-high garden shedNew Zealand’s Plant Room is a prefabricated ‘clip-on’ garden shed/greenhouse designed for high-rise apartment buildings and condos.

A sky-high garden shed
New Zealand’s Plant Room is a prefabricated ‘clip-on’ garden shed/greenhouse designed for high-rise apartment buildings and condos.

14

Feb

The Greenerator: Personal, renewable apartment powerJonathan Globerson’s Greenerator concept allows apartment dwellers to harvest their own wind and solar energy from the comfort of their own balconies.

The Greenerator: Personal, renewable apartment power
Jonathan Globerson’s Greenerator concept allows apartment dwellers to harvest their own wind and solar energy from the comfort of their own balconies.

12

Oct

The hunt is on: Walk Score releases Apartment SearchFor apartment hunters who are just as concerned about a gridlock-free commute as they are about the presence of a washer and dryer set, Walk Score releases a new tool called Apartment Search.

The hunt is on: Walk Score releases Apartment Search
For apartment hunters who are just as concerned about a gridlock-free commute as they are about the presence of a washer and dryer set, Walk Score releases a new tool called Apartment Search.

08

Aug

Meet Luke Clark Tyler, a New Yorker who — in order to live in the thick of it all while not spending all of his money on rent — happily resides in a 78-square-foot apartment for $800 a month.

Meet Luke Clark Tyler, a New Yorker who — in order to live in the thick of it all while not spending all of his money on rent — happily resides in a 78-square-foot apartment for $800 a month.

27

Jul

20 ways for renters to stay cool and save money this summerLower utility bills and better energy efficiency will help you keep your cool.

20 ways for renters to stay cool and save money this summer
Lower utility bills and better energy efficiency will help you keep your cool.

13

Jun

Are you the greenest roommate of the year?Do you turn off the lights your roommate leaves on? Unplug your roommate’s cell phone after it’s charged up? Your eco-efforts could win you $10,000 and free rent.

Are you the greenest roommate of the year?
Do you turn off the lights your roommate leaves on? Unplug your roommate’s cell phone after it’s charged up? Your eco-efforts could win you $10,000 and free rent.

26

Jan

There’s no place like … the 7 train
A Manhattan apartment on the market for just under $2 million incorporates items salvaged from the New York City Subway. Not included in the listing price? Rodents, panhandlers, and bewildered tourists.

There’s no place like … the 7 train

A Manhattan apartment on the market for just under $2 million incorporates items salvaged from the New York City Subway. Not included in the listing price? Rodents, panhandlers, and bewildered tourists.