Weekly Blend: October 5, 2018

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 windmill has been converted into a unique, circular family home. It seems so peaceful, with the English countryside serving as its backdrop… that is until Don Quixote comes rushing up to your door.

Here’s a windmill Don Quixote could defeat. LEGO® partnered with a renewable energy company to release a kit for constructing a one-metre high working wind turbine.

Roll Over Beethoven, there’s a rock and roller’s home for sale. Chuck Berry’s former St. Louis home is for sale for $399,000 U.S.

Billionaire developer Kui Zhang Guo, known famously as the “Chinese Gatsby,” is putting his extravagant party property on the market.

This tiny house is a little ball of energy. You’ll never have to worry about staying caffeinated at this eco-friendly, 275-square-foot structure as it’s powered by 65,000 pounds of coffee grounds.

A home is more than just wood and stone, but according to IKEA’s 2018 Life at Home report, 29% of people don’t feel at home where they live. Take their short quiz and get an in-depth report on the emotional connection you have with your home.

D… J… Khaled(!) just dropped nearly $22 million U.S. on a waterfront mansion in Miami. Perhaps the hip-hop artist plans on furnishing it with his brand new interior design line, We the Best Home.

Asking for a roommate online opens the door for a lot of wacky applicants. That’s why sometimes it’s beneficial to get oddly specific, take for instance the roommate who only wanted Pittsburgh Steelers fans to apply, or the one who only wanted to rent out her bathroom.

The more you explore this Australian home, curiouser and curiouser you’ll become. That’s because the inside is inspired by Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and space.

A homeless man who was “beaten to a pulp” by a group of thugs is getting his life back on track thanks to some Good Samaritans who raised enough money to give him an apartment of his own.

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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