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These Atlanta homes are made from old shipping containers

Glen Donaldson was inspired abroad and created his first dream home in 2007

While traveling in Europe, Glen Donaldson saw houses crafted from old shipping containers and was intrigued. But back home in Atlanta—where rail lines carry more than a million boxcars a year—he couldn’t find anything similar. So Donaldson located an affordable lot in an area where zoning permitted modern houses, secured an architect, and designed his dream home. Read more...

The role of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce in luring the Braves away from Atlanta

“They touch everything,” says a critic of the business group’s cozy relationship with the County Commission.

It would be difficult to overstate the role the Cobb Chamber, a 2,500-member business organization, played in bringing the Braves to Cobb, whether as public cheerleaders or private decision-makers. Read more...

Test Drive: Spending the weekend in a 135 square foot SCADpad

Living tiny presents sizable challenges—and big opportunities

Some people flip through Architectural Digest or Dwell with dreams of classic mansions or custom homes filled with designer furnishings. My domestic fantasies run smaller: a daily scroll through Tiny House Blog and obsessive scrutiny of every small space featured on Apartment Therapy. Some people take pilgrimages to furniture showrooms in North Carolina. I like to wander through Ikea displays: “Living in 273 square feet!” Read more...

SCADpads transform parking spaces into micro houses

How much can you pack into 135 square feet? SCAD Atlanta finds out.

Right now, SCAD Atlanta students and faculty are sleeping in the parking lot of the Atlanta campus’s main building. No, it’s not a dorm crisis or a protest, but an experiment in small living spaces. Read more...

Report: Georgia ranks No. 2 for stress

Long commutes and low access to health insurance are among the factors contributing to our collective anxiety.

The folks at Movoto have released a list of the 10 Most Stressed Out States in America, naming Georgia the nation’s runner-up in overall anxiety. Although it doesn’t require a team of researchers to know that living and working in metro Atlanta is filled with stressors—just try making a left on Ivan Allen Boulevard any weekday afternoon—the dataset shows that Georgians in rural areas and smaller cities face their share of challenges, too. Read more...