How to live in a small house…

This is an interesting documentary on people who live in small houses.

Even if you have no desire to downsize or live with less, the design aspects are fascinating in terms of how to maximize the use of space.

Cuban Kitchens After 50 Years of U.S. Trade Embargo » Sociological Images

The presence of vintage cars on Cuban roads is one of the most iconic consequences of the 50-year-old U.S. trade embargo on the communist country. Cubans, however, have had to preserve many other types of items that Americans routinely replace, while making do with the gradual deterioration that comes with age.

Offering another peek into this life, Ellen Silverman has been photographing Cuban kitchens.

via Cuban Kitchens After 50 Years of U.S. Trade Embargo » Sociological Images.

Extent of earthquakes in Italy, May 2012

The first earthquake of R6.0 in Italy on 20th May 2012 has been widely, together with the second major aftershock of R5.8 on 29th May.
However what has not been widely reported is how the sheer number of tremors and aftershocks has been causing immense stress and anxiety to the local population.
The number of earthquakes is in the hundreds and localized to a relatively small area.

This video is to illustrate the extent of this rumbling across the region.

Please everyone stay safe.

Canadians Still Think Real Estate Has Nowhere To Go But Up – Business Insider

Mr. Douglas and Ms. Diez fell in love with and purchased a 1,300-square-foot duplex in a middle-class west Toronto neighborhood last month for $632,000. Like an increasing number of Canadian buyers, they sealed the deal after duking it out with several other couples who also wanted the house. They placed no conditions on their contract and finally paid 112 percent of the original list price of $555,000.

…. Stories of bidding wars, like the one this winter in which a young woman paid $1.18 million, or more than $400,000 over the asking price, for a suburban Toronto bungalow, have become common.

via Canadians Still Think Real Estate Has Nowhere To Go But Up – Business Insider.