Living well … on a freelancer’s budget

Microhousing lets me enjoy a fabulous style of living at an affordable price because of the small living units, shared facilities and services, and efficiencies of scale. One example, my prime reason for living here: I would never be able to afford a private chef as a single, modestly paid freelancer, but here I can […]

My neighbors, my housemates, my co-livers

I live with the same group of 40+ community college and university students throughout the academic year (late September through mid-June). Then a good share of the residents head home (or elsewhere) for the summer, and a more random assortment of folks takes their place. So far my new summer neighbors include a retired couple […]

One in a million

Other regions of the world, such as Europe, are much further along than the US in meeting the growing demand for micro-housing; for instances, see coliving.com and colivme.com. So far we’ve discovered only three other US communities remotely like the one I live in: long-term residences providing furnished rooms, serving chef-prepared meals every day, affordable […]

Where I live: defining my home

I can use many phrases to describe the way I live now, and yet none fully does it justice, because the way I live now is almost nonexistent in the United States. One way: I live in a 44-bedroom rooming house catycorner from my alma mater, the University of Oregon. Because the building provides not […]