Weekly Blend: May 20, 2016

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, newsgroups and forums 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:

These five amazing Canadian treehouses really put the “air” in Airbnb.

If you felt a Whopper was that something missing from your last trip to the spa then you’ll want to visit this Burger King in Finland.

Did you know that between 1908 and 1940, Sears sold homes through their mail-order catalogue?

A Palm Springs house that once belonged to Liz Taylor or a cottage once owned by Jimi Hendrix are just two of the 12 celebrity homes you can actually rent.

Serving up more opulence … here are eight of the craziest places you can rent right now on Airbnb.

If you’re still not sure where to vacation this summer, Travel & Leisure magazine offers up 30 of America’s favourite towns (as chosen/submitted by readers).

Want to live like Mr. Wendel … Mr. Wendel Clark? His Muskoka cottage is up for rent on Airbnb.

Just in time for Euro 2016, The Eiffel Tower will welcome four lucky competition winners as the first people in history to use it as a vacation home.

If high-end vacations aren’t your thing then think “WWOOF” and try your hand at organic farming in Southwest Romania.

Looking for something mindless to do this weekend? This calculator will help you figure out how many playpen balls it would take to fill your apartment.

Visit the local general store or one-room school house in Bodie, California – one of the most well-preserved ghost towns in America. (VIDEO)

And we’ll end on a high note with a look at 27 stunningly remote hotels that are worth the trip.


Jonathan Baker, our former Speech Writer, contributed to the development of speeches, advertisements, and communications to our membership. Our staff knew him as the go-to guy at 200 Catherine for some comic relief. Prior to joining CREA, Jon worked in the radio industry in Ottawa. If you meet Jon, be sure to ask him to tell you about his encounters with many famous musicians while volunteering at a local music festival for more than 10 years.

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