Basement Apartments?

Basement Apartments?

I looked through the memories and didn’t see anything pertaining to this…
I’m getting ready to move to Atlanta (I live in the suburbs right now) in a few months. I’m looking for an apartment. Right now, I don’t really know anyone I could slit a place with, so I’ve been investigating basement apartments. I have *heard* that homeowners are converting their basements into mini-apartments to make some extra money to help pay their mortgages. But, how do you find these? I’ve begun looking at Craigslist, but what I’m seeing are single rooms for rent.
Anyone with experience renting a basement (or attic as the case may be) apartment? Are they more cost-effective?
Any ideas for housing hunting on the cheap? I’ll be in Grad school and am working with an extremely limited budget.

Our room in Waterloo, ON

Our room in Waterloo, ON

Mystery plant

Mystery plant

Crab and Cheese Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Mango Salsa

Crab and Cheese Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Mango Salsa

life is a garden – dig it.

life is a garden – dig it.

request for color from friends in zone 9 and 10

request for color from friends in zone 9 and 10

Almost the last tomato and pepper harvest

Almost the last tomato and pepper harvest