Thursday, December 19, 2013

Alternative housing: San Francisco

NPR report:

Bay Area's Steep Housing Costs Spark Return To Communal Living

It's no secret in the San Francisco Bay Area, fueled by tight housing stock and the latest tech boom. But some young professionals have turned the situation into an opportunity with a return to communal living, or "co-living," as it's now called.

"It's absolutely a modern commune, but we prefer the term co-living," Derek Dunfield says, as he tours a 7,500-square-foot San Francisco Edwardian mansion he shares with a dozen others. "I think what it really is is an example of what can actually do."

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