would you pay $400 to live in a box? he does.


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The housing situation in San Francisco is bad, and here’s the latest morsel of proof. Peter Berkowitz, a new SF resident, lives in an eight-foot box he built himself that is placed inside an apartment’s dining area. He pays $400 per month in rent. His roommates each pay around $800 for their “real” bedrooms. It’s the ultimate balance of cost effective vs claustrophobia, but Berkowitz enjoys this living arrangement, as it allows him a quiet, undisturbed space.

We’re fans of small space living, but this might be pushing things a bit. Would you live in a confined space like this to save on (astronomical) rent? Something to think about…See the rest of Peter’s story on Buzzfeed.

Also…remind you of anyone?