...if you’re in your 20s, why be stuck in your apartment when you could be out exploring?”
The next time someone asks you why anyone would live in basically a dorm sized 300 sq ft apartment in SF for $1800/mo, Sacramento Bee has the explanation:
“People in Gen Y, which covers people 18 to 32, are fine with small spaces. They look at the place where they’re sleeping as a bedroom and the neighborhood as their living room.” -Alan Mark
SF's New Micro-Apts Are 220 Sq Ft: Dang, At a Packed Party, a Girl Can Get Knocked Up & Not Even Know It!
Wired Magazine has the full deets here. Some ppl are complaining these only cater to young single professionals in San Francisco, when the city should be luring families to remain (Ppl with kids are leaving in flocks!). It seems SF has approved them, so families will have to muddle thru somehow.
At any rate, ladies, if you get invited to a party at one of these cube homes, keep your legs crossed!
These unit are really student housing in the Netherlands. Look fun and all but apparently you can hear anything and everything, from people gossiping to neighbors knockin' boots! But when you are a student, do you really care? I know I didnt!
Watch this proposed design whereby a parking structure transforms into a housing structure! In theory it works, but what if people are on different schedules? And moving the furniture everyday so the apt can collapse will be a pain. Probably best for long distance commuters or business travelers! What do you think?
Being 4 ft long & 3 ft high, the Barbie Dream House scaled to real life would be a measly 126 sq ft! The average $/sf in Malibu is $854/sf, which would mean Barbie's Dream House would cost a paltry $107k. Seems like a fantasy to live in such tight quarters, but it's reality now. Check out these micro-apartments in San Francisco. They are only 150 sq ft!
Help a fella out! Curbed & SFist spotlight this Craiglist ad whose poster need a space to park his mini-home. It would really help if he posted a pic of himself too! I'm just sayin'!
LA Times spotlights 4 people who are digging themselves out of debt! And of course the 1st couple they profile are 2 ex-successful realtors from the boom years. This is a common story I hear from agents. They were living the high life, wining & dining 24/7, dressed to the nines, over leveraging themselves..& wound up $680k in debt. Read how Southern California agents Dan & Cheree Griffith got out of this doozy. Great lesson! Less is more.
For over two thousand years, people have been living in caves in China. Characterized by sparse decorations, high ceilings, some reinforced brick masonry, & occasional electricity/water, caves are a way of life for many. Interestingly enough, some have been modernized & can sell for $45,000! Before you look down on this, keep in mind Americans live in caves too. Just ask Batman!!
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