Insider Today: Etihad Airways' 'apartment' seats

Welcome back to our Saturday edition! It's a great time to be a homeowner in Albuquerque, New Mexico; Mission, Texas; New Haven, Connecticut; and 19 more cities where home prices are skyrocketing.

On the agenda:

But first: Teeny, tiny homes.

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The exterior of a skinny house and the backyard.
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This week's dispatch

Skinny houses, big drama

Could you live in a 10-foot-wide house? Hear me out! 

What if it had a garage, a really deep backyard for optimal outdoor living in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, and came with interesting features — like a custom dining table?

That's the case for this skinny home, which was built out of spite because the neighbors didn't want the house built on a leftover residual lot. It's available for around $600,000.

If you'd rather buy in the city, you're in luck. Another 10-foot-wide home built on a driveway in Washington, DC is also on the market for $580,000. 

The listing agent told BI real estate reporter Jordan Pandy that zoning laws changed after the developer bought the 0.02-acre property, forcing them to get a bit creative. The result is a modern one-bedroom home that has enough space for a patio.

While both homes are still on the market, these skinny houses are getting tons of interest, especially from buyers who'd rather use it as an investment property or as a vacation home. (And also from annoyed neighbors.)

Whoever ends up living here, they're in for an intimate experience.

A plane with slippers, a shower head, champagne, and caviar
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Etihad Airways' private 'apartments'

Forget business class — Etihad Airways offers private "apartments," or rooms with a closing door, a couch that converts to a bed, and a reclining chair. Guests can also reserve a shower during the flight.

One family used their airline points to book the apartments. What would have cost $6,000 per person ended up costing $33 each.

Take a look inside the luxurious suites.

Guy Fieri and a backpack
Guy Fieri got in shape with intermittent fasting, HIIT, and rucking workouts over the past few years. He said moderation is key.Kevin Mazur/Getty Images; iStock; BI

Big rucking deal

Rucking, the new fitness craze that involves walking, hiking, or jogging while carrying weight, has caught the attention of celebrity chef Guy Fieri.

As part of his wellness routine, Fieri said he rucks a few times a week in the hills surrounding his home — and that it's helped him lose 30 pounds over the past few years.

Check out Fieri's rucking routine.

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Conrad Bungalow with jacuzzi.
Fiona Chandra

Overwater bungalows (on a budget)

After staying in two different overwater resorts in the Maldives, the writer found there's no need to spend thousands of dollars for the experience.

Her first stay was at the Conrad Maldives, where rooms go for more than $700 a night. She also stayed at the South Palm Resort, where an overwater villa can cost about $300. The first stay was more luxurious, but the budget option was just as beautiful.

See the Maldives on a budget.

Rory and Casey Jones
Rory and Casey Jones built a villa in Bali.Rory Jones

Building a home in Bali

Despite never visiting the Indonesian island, an Australian couple built an investment property in Bali.

The pair spent about $143,000 building their two-story villa from scratch. While they're currently renting it on Airbnb, they hope to retire to the villa in the next five or six years.

How they made it happen.

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What we're watching this weekend

  • "Bridgerton": The smash hit Netflix historical drama is finally back for its third season, this time focusing on Colin and Penelope's love story.

    "Young Sheldon": The spinoff prequel to "The Big Bang Theory" airs its series finale this week after seven seasons on CBS.

    "Ashley Madison: Sex, Lies & Scandal": A new docuseries looks at the infamous hack of the dating site that exposed millions of users looking to have adulterous affairs.

    See the full list

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