Mom, I'm afraid of growing up, what if I am poor and cannot afford a house? asks photographer Wenxin Zhang, whose Thisispaper photo essay, "Goodnight Stories," depicts various alternative living situations in San Francisco. As someone who writes regularly about interiors, I love these glimpses into less conventional homes. For instance, this is an old hotel, inhabited by nine people:
And this is someone's garage.
Why not live on a bus, draped in sheepskins?
Or a boat?
Or, as Zhang puts it, "just find a wood pallet and live on a sea cliff"?
I once made a (very) temporary home in an RV on someone's front lawn in New Zealand while I was WWOOFing. I also spent my last year in college in a giant purple and yellow Victorian house in Santa Cruz, with rickety stairs and unreliable heat. I have such beautiful memories of those places. Where have you lived that's stuck with you?
See the full story at Thisispaper, here. All photos by Wenxin Zhang. Happy Wednesday!