My most recent obsession (aside from The Hunger Games and dollhouses**) - shotgun houses.
The shotgun house is a narrow rectangular domestic residence, usually no more than 12 feet (3.5 m) wide, with doors at each end. It was the most popular style of house in the Southern United States from the end of the American Civil War (1861–65), through to the 1920s.
I listened to a super informative and entertaining (as always) Stuff You Should Know podcast all about shotgun houses. I had heard the term before, and have seen some (during my New Orleans trip) but didn't know exactly what they were. And I certainly didn't know any of their history.
The older I get the more modest my dreams become of the kind of house I would like to eventually own. Something like this would be just perfect.
**Expect to see some (hopefully) pretty amazing posts related to this topic soon!