Airbnb to start designing houses

Home sharing behemoth Airbnb plans to further branch out of vacation rentals and will begin designing homes as part of a new initiative dubbed “Backyard.”

Cover launches online tool to dream up your backyard home

Cover has already started building homes in people’s backyards. Now the startup wants anyone who’s even absentmindedly considered what they could do with their extra outdoor space to find out how a second structure would work …

What do buyers want more — a bigger house or a bigger yard?

Smaller homes with more outdoor space seem to be all the rage lately as homebuyers are abandoning the motto “bigger is better” when it comes to square footage. According to a consumer survey by Wakefield Research commissioned by residential constructio…

Houzz tour: disecting an outdoor room in Houston

This modern patio adds 650 square feet of living space to a Houston couple’s 1,300 square foot house. Activities like dining and lounging now can happen outside, with backyard grilling and a fire pit just steps off the back door …

Houzz tour: terraces, plantings and basketball transform a DC backyard

The owners of this house in Washington D.C. knew they could get more from their backyard. See how they multiplied their outdoor fun by turning their awkward sloped lot into a stylishly expanded entertainment patio, paths, terraces and even a basketball…

What do the new drone rules mean for private property rights?

There has been an excited buzz in the air, and it’s not just the sound of more unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) taking flight. It’s the buzz of anticipation surrounding the potential technological advances, business efficiency and capabilities that will…

5 great options for shading your yard

Building permit, HOA approval may be requiredread more

5 great options for shading your yard

Building permit, HOA approval may be requiredread more