Ana Kras’s dining room features a wooden table from Craigslist, collages by Hanna Eshel, a cork stool from Discipline and one of her first Bonbon Lamps. To make each fixture, Kras strings yarn around a metal base by hand. (Photo: Brian Ferry)
Here's an alternative to renting you may not have thought of: buying a houseboat. When model and designer Kyleigh Kuhn moved to the Bay Area from New York, she was discouraged by the prohibitive pricing of the apartments she found. But then she came across a listing for a houseboat rental on Craigslist — and then she had the idea of buying her own boat.