“Basement dwellers” implies parents with multi level houses. I feel like the kid living with their parents for a long time will become more of a thing but they’ll be lucky to have the privacy and space of a whole basement.

And so I say, basement dwellers? In this economy?

  • Neato
    92 months ago

    I wonder why not. Most places I’ve lived that didn’t couldn’t due to the water table or ground stability. I wonder if it’s just cheaper with how shitty houses are being built now.

    • @Halosheep@lemm.ee
      82 months ago

      In the DFW area, the ground is largely unstable. Foundation issues are very common here because of how much shifting goes on. Much of the soil around where I live is a red clay that just disappears the moment it gets too wet.

      • @Slatlun@lemmy.ml
        182 months ago

        Yes, and you have to dig deep in some places to get below the frost with your foundation. In those places a basement makes sense because you’re digging that far either way. Texas frosts don’t get very deep, so you’re able to have a shallower foundation making a basement just an extra cost.