Zillow content producer Melissa Allison scouts out some clever alternatives to getting hammered by rents that have skyrocketed beyond reason in places like Seattle.
Allison focuses on the plight and the brainstorm of people who are cobbling together nontraditional living situations that address their financial strain and, in the process, give them greater peace of mind. She writes about one who's living in an RV, one who's "doubling-up," and of an "intentional community" co-living set-up where residents share certain facilities, but also share peace of mind about the rent they pay:
It’s not easy to be chill when the rent keeps rising. Seattle’s median rent climbed 7.2 percent in December 2015 over the previous December, to $1,931. It’s expected to hit $2,018 this year.