The Country's Best Yurt
- Since the 1930s Airstream trailers have served as the transport of choice for the globe’s cross-country travelers, retirees, and nomads.
- The yurt, one of the most ancient forms of shelter, has seen a resurgence in popularity among modernists in the last several years—Ecoshack’s Nomad Yurt is one of our favorites.
- In a German town known more for its medieval castle than its modern architecture, the JustK Haus is a prefab home fit for a family of six.
- A prefabricated shed sited on a Finnish island provides a perfect summer getaway.
The Big Parade is a two-day walk through Los Angeles led by Silver Lake resident and author Dan Koeppel, who has been climbing and investigating the city's many forgotten staircases for the past six years. The trek begins downtown on Saturday, July 17, at the foot of the city's landmark—though currently defunct—funicular railway, Angel's Flight. Koeppel's tour will cover approximately forty miles and 135 stairways, and will include a (sadly, full) campout at the midpoint—the famously steep stairway battled by Laurel & Hardy in their Oscar-wnning 1932 short film The Music Box.
Some other highlights from the journey:
- A paddleboat traverse of Echo Park Lake.
- A "backcountry" bushwhack along a secret dirt road between Silverlake and Echo Park.
- A cross-country segment that runs through Griffith Park.
- Landmarks that are famous, not-so-famous, infamous, and just-plain-weird (over thirty of them, mapped and ready for viewing).
- A marching band.
- Visits with community groups and local organizations.
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