Weekly Blend: The tiniest of tiny homes

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!

There are tiny homes and then there’s tiny homes. Designer Marie Flanigan and her team were given $500 to construct the most elaborate dollhouse possible. The result will leave you wishing you were small enough to live in it.

In more conventional tiny home news, check out this teeny dwelling that just hit the market in Toronto. You wouldn’t guess by looking at it, but this rundown shack is listed for a stunning $2.5 million. Location, location, location, right?

Ever wonder where the seven dwarfs would live if they were part of the 1%? Wonder no more, because this B.C. cave mansion built into the side of a mountain has put the age-old question to rest. And it’s only $5 million more than the tiny house mentioned above.

A new hero has emerged in the Greater Toronto Area to rescue the city from this year’s ‘snowmageddon.’ Harnessing the power of the mighty blowtorch, this dark knight is helping free the city from snow one driveway at a time.

O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? The real-life counterpart to Juliet’s fictitious abode from Shakespeare’s legendary play has just been listed on Airbnb for a once-in-a-lifetime Valentine’s Day getaway.

This Raptors superfan decided to combine his love of basketball and sculpting to create a tribute to his favourite power forward, Pascal Siakam, putting together a 7-foot tall ice sculpture of his face in his own front yard.

One Toronto woman recently shared a photo of her neighbour’s latest home modification: a small deck facing right into her bedroom window. Talk about being a little too close for comfort.

Free and fabulous? Nope, it’s not too good to be true! Sometimes the best home décor is hiding just under your nose. Have a look at this article detailing some of the many ways you can turn trash into unique home décor.

Canadian winters can be strange. One day you’ve got a foot of snow falling and the next it feels like spring is right around the corner. If you feel confused, you’re not the only one. Fluctuating temperatures in Calgary even tricked one of its zoo’s grizzly bears to come out of hibernation.

Following his time studying history at Carleton University and as an infantry soldier with the Canadian Armed Forces, James Crocker-Fitzpatrick brought his diverse communication skills to the Canadian Real Estate Association. As a former summer student focusing on content creation for REALTORS Care® and CREA Café, James worked hard to write stories that reflected the generosity of the REALTOR® community and helped create interesting articles for the CREA Café. James finds pleasure in a quiet night of reading or painting alongside his three cats. He also likes scary movies, science fiction, and a well-crafted sentence.


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