I like this a lot. Maybe not so much the part of living next to your ex-wife, but even that has its benefits here as the shared custody between households means just walking over next door.

There are 12 live/work townhomes in the Florence Lofts community in Sonoma County. Leopard bought the one next door to his ex-wife. They cut a hole in their shared wall to connect their homes via the bathroom. Now their two children no longer “commute” from one home to another; instead they stay in their bedrooms downstairs and simply use the stairs to go up to the living space of whichever parent has custody for the week.