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The Reading Room: ‘Game of Thrones’ Vacation Rentals and Why Modern British Homes Are Still Primitive

The Reading Room: ‘Game of Thrones’ Vacation Rentals and Why Modern British Homes Are Still Primitive

The Battle of Blackwater is filmed off the coast of this Croatian beach in Old Town Dubrovnik. Not so dark and gloomy is it? Credit: Airbnb

The Battle of the Blackwater is filmed off the coast of this Croatian beach in Old Town Dubrovnik. Not so dark and gloomy is it? Credit: Airbnb

“Game of Thrones” fans can now live like the Khaleesi—at least, for a little while. Airbnb has featured listings where scenes from the HBO show were shot, including a home in Dubrovnik, Croatia, and a Bedouin tent in Morocco. [DesignTaxi]

An adjunct professor with a family trying to cobble together a living from teaching gigs and bagging groceries in a wealthy area finds himself in a strange limbo. [BuzzFeed]

An immigrant from Mexico builds a life and a business in the U.S., but owning a farm might keep him from getting a visa. [Grist]

Think New York City is crowded now? It’s not as dense as it used to be. [CityLab]

Here are 10 fascinating housing trends from around the world that will make your home seem utterly dull. [Mental Floss]

A growing number of  millennials are taking an unusual route to homeownership for their age group: buying a trailer park home. [Ozy]

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The folks at BBC America put together this video on the quirks of British homes, which apparently are still keeping up Victorian traditions.

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