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Richard and Rachel Lane Turn School Bus Into Energy-Efficient Home

When people envision a dream home, it's generally a two-story, brick-and-mortar classic with a backyard and white picket fence. But Richard and Rachel Lane's doesn't have four walls -- instead, it has four wheels. The Lanes live on a bus in the San Francisco Bay area: a former school bus, to be exact, that they... Continue Reading »

Multigenerational Homes: Real Estate's Next Big Thing as More Families Share a Space

Being roommates with your parents after age 21 sounds like a nightmare for most, but Jessica Bruno wouldn't have it any other way. Bruno, a 40-year-old mom, wife and DIY blogger, lives with her 62-year-old parents, Connie and Fred, in their Sutton, Mass., home. Oh, and there's Bruno's husband, Tony, and their 6-year-old... Continue Reading »

House of the Day: Live Outside the Box -- in a Missile Silo

Now, we've seen our fair share of non-traditional urban dwellings (Mushroom House, anyone?) but this one may top them all. At first glance, the "Silo Home" in Saranac, N.Y., looks like just another swanky mountain retreat -- a charming, luxury cabin boasting a log-sided exterior and soaring cathedral ceilings. But don't... Continue Reading »

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