San Francisco Man Is Paying $400 A Month To Live In A Wooden Sleeping Pod
Sky-high rent prices in San Francisco are really boxing people in.
When one recent Bay Area transplant, 25-year-old Peter Berkowitz, was faced with the decision to pay an arm and a leg for market rate rents, he opted instead to build an 8-foot long and 4.5-foot wide wooden sleeping pod in his friend’s living room.
“This housing crisis doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon,” Berkowitz told the Daily News.
“In the meantime, we should think of second-best solutions and I think this can be one,” he said.
Nothing wrong with having a plan B, but damn…8 feet???
Berkowitz has been living in the box for 2.5 weeks now and will be paying $400 per month in rent.
“I really don’t notice it anymore, I honestly enjoy it,” he said.
The pod, which cost $1,300 to build, contains a twin bed, a fold-out desk, LED lights, a padded backboard for reclining and storage for his clothing.
Berkowitz is gainfully employed as an illustrator and emphasized that he can afford market rate rents, but just doesn’t want to throw away all his money on an apartment.
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Image via Peter Berkowitz