The Housing Shortage in Marfa, Texas, Gets Two New Pint-Size Solutions

Architect Candid Rogers designs a set of rentals using durable, inexpensive materials inspired by the desert landscape.
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After accepting a 12-week internship at a bakery in Marfa, Texas, Hannah Delagi—who was living in Austin at the time with her dog, Bernie—scrambled to find a place to rent. "I was messaging Airbnbs and people would say, ‘I can’t host you the whole time’ or ‘No pets allowed.’ It was all no's," she says. A storied arts scene and fiery sunsets are drawing visitors en masse to the West Texas town, creating a lucrative short-term rental market for some and a shortage of housing for others.

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