Before & After

Making the Best of What You Have


On one hand we have a University of Michigan student who is fed up with $800-a-month rent on campus, so he builds his own tiny house and uses solar power and compost toilet to live off the grid – and saves himself $6,000. He spent around $13,000 on the 'house' and is happy with his decision. 
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A Dilapidated Bank Turned Stunning Cultural Center Opens in Chicago’s South Side


On the other hand, and somewhat unrelated, we have Theaster Gates an artist, urban planner, and professor and director at the University of Chicago’s Arts and Public Life who believes in a culturally driven approach to urban redevelopment.

"It’s part of an evolving way of reimagining that culture should be central to the way our cities and neighborhoods work."

Which do you like more?

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