sometimes I look at the local craigslist and wonder whether one might be able to reclaim houses like this.

It's $16,900 if you pay cash or $19,000 if you finance.

pennstate.craigslist.org/reb/d

... "Back door is open. Go look anytime. Very poor condition"

The world needs fewer McMansions and more small houses like this for people like me who are a family of 2.

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-- communities would get together to make sure these houses don't decay/fix them up/make them available for people who need them.

@brightneedle There was a scheme like that in Detroit for a while after the crash. City rather than community-based though, so I think it was mostly hipsters.

@brightneedle The local Black Lives Matter group in my city is doing stuff like this! They have limited bandwidth from donors/money/volunteers, but they own a couple houses like this, and are rehabbing them one at a time.

@brightneedle There used to be a project like this in Iowa City, I think, where the community / University would fix up single-family homes and rent them out / sell them for cheap to new and visiting faculty.

@sabrams that’s pretty cool! Although even better might be selling them for cheap to others in community. But still, rad

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