(NOTE: Mods, this has potential to fall into PRSI. If it does, feel free to move it there.) I admit that when I first heard this, I thought it was hilarious as it reminded me of of Lightning McQueen and Mater in a field of tractors. Then I started to read why they are doing it, and can understand why it's a growing trend in the hipster area. Article graciously stolen from Slashdot: Some pictures: More pictures are here. The main cause of this are evictions under the Ellis Act, which provides a legal way for some landlords who want to get out of the business without selling to another landlord. This allows them to evict tenants so they can walk themselves. Has gentrification taken off in the areas you are in? If so, how are people handling it? BL.