Wow, its been just amazing how “real” micro-living is becoming/has become an option and alternative for the concept of affordable living. On ABC news, last year, Eliza Murphy shared an article of her experience of visiting the inside of “tiny” homes in SF and the life style of its occupants.
“If you’ve already been storing your extra shoes in your oven because your studio apartment is too small to live in, just take this into consideration.
In San Francisco, the minimum size for a residence is already a pint-sized 290-square-feet. But on Tuesday, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors will be proposing changes to the city’s building code to allow for “shoe box homes,” literally.
The new mini-apartments are being proposed to accommodate residents who can no longer afford to live there because of all the growth in the tech sector.
The micro-units will probably go for $1,200 to 1,700 a month,” Supervisor Scott Wiener, who drafted the legislation, told the Los Angeles Times. Wiener also noted that smaller units will not only allow for cheaper housing options, but more of them. The average San Francisco studio apartment goes for $2,075, according to the real estate service RealFacts.
Boston and New York are other cities where residents have been forced to get creative with their tiny living spaces. The New York Times reported Friday about several people who live in studio apartments smaller than Mayor Bloomberg’s minimum square footage that say “the experience can be liberating. If you downsize your stuff along with your expectations of square footage, you really can do more with less.”
It seems the smaller the space you have to work with, the bigger your imagination and creativity becomes to accommodate it. In July (2012), ABC’s Amy Robach reported on several examples of people living large in tiny spaces. Take a look: (See article & video: HERE)”
By: Eliza Murphy
Free, Fun, or Cheap things to do in: Oakland, CA
What: “Free Outdoor Salsa & Bachata Dance Party & Lesson”
Date: Saturday August 17th, 1:00-5:00 pm
Where: 599 El Embarcadero Road, Oakland, CA