Weekly Blend: June 23, 2017

The Weekly Blend is your “weekly” source covering real estate news that you just may have missed. Our hard-at-work Weekly Blend crew scours the web looking for obscure, bizarre, interesting and informative real estate (or real estate related) stories. If you have one you’d like to share please feel free to share it in our comments section or tweet about it using the hashtag #WeeklyBlend. So brew yourself a fresh cup of coffee and enjoy these stories. Maybe even share them with friends or colleagues. Happy reading!

Here are my weekly picks:

This pool is super cool. An Abbotsford, British Columbia couple is making a business out of transforming old shipping containers into backyard pools.

Kylie Jenner is living the life every 19-year-old could only dream of. That includes having her own mansion worth $35 million U.S. My first bachelor pad cost $550 a month, so there’s that.

Military cots are swapped out for luxurious king-sized beds at these old naval fortresses which have been transformed into floating hotels in the middle of the English Channel.

Let’s just hope those floating hotels don’t suffer the same fate as this floating home on British Columbia’s Fraser River (Spoiler: It sunk.)

You know demand for real estate is serious when you demolish childhood homes of former Prime Ministers to make room for condos.

Sure, Toronto’s housing market is active, but it hasn’t reached living-in-a-van-for-two-years-in-Google’s-parking-lot. That’s Silicon Valley for you.

Doing an extensive bathroom renovation and have nowhere to go? Hail an on-demand, private bathroom-mobile. Charmin is testing out this concept in New York City.

 At $800,000, this house costs $100,000 for every foot it is wide. That’s right, if you want to think thin when buying a house, this eight-foot-wide abode could be yours.’

Holy moly, look at this church-turned-house! It’d be a sin not to mention that it comes with its own graveyard.

This two-year-long Minecraft project by an aspiring architect proves that video games aren’t a mind-numbing experience, especially since this recreation of the Forbidden City is mind-blowing!

This snake obviously wanted to be the King Cobra of the Castle.
Enough joking around, this is a gigantic snake entering a house and it’s taking every bit of strength I have not to scream while watching this video.

Matt Day brings his experience as a nationally-recognized multimedia journalist to the Canadian Real Estate Association as a Communications Advisor. Matt provides professional writing, digital media and communications support to CREA and assists in developing engaging social media content. He is regularly featured in the CREA Café where he provides interesting and entertaining content for REALTORS® to enjoy. Matt is a professional photographer but has dreams of becoming a rock star. He also enjoys mountain biking, skiing, hiking, and using the Oxford comma.


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