Manhattan shoebox apartment: a 78-square-foot mini studio

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+2 1. ringmaster commented 8 years ago

In the future I think we are forced to do that due to the increased number of people.
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+1 2. loadrunner commented 8 years ago

#1 having these apartments stacked 40 wide and 100 high.
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+2 3. whiteshiro commented 8 years ago

I think i would go crazy to be in such a small space
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-1 4. Judge-Jake commented 8 years ago

If that was my place I think I'd knock through. It needs a name, perhaps Claustrophobiaville would be good. Also his laptop is way too high he's going to spend his old age in traction. >:)
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+1 5. Geekster (admin) commented 8 years ago

but... why ? :S
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+1 6. mr_magicman commented 8 years ago

and $800 a month. Im not from the usa but im guessing that is not cheep. Even if you are right in the centre of the city. I purpose he prob spends nothing on travel cost. so why cant he get him self a nice place a couple miles out of town..... im just confused.
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+1 7. loadrunner commented 8 years ago

Ouitside town you can get a 3 room apartment for half the money, and spend it on a car.
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+2 8. drunkmonk commented 8 years ago

I'm living in a place similar to this.. And I wanted to furnish it.. some years ago. I ran up against a problem... that my stuff Literally takes up More space than the cubic meters that are in the apartment.

By that I meant to say.. Although I always loved efficient apartments (of them the most famous being Garry Chang's apartment). Although I like them.. And always wanted to get something as efficient as Garry's apartment. I realized that it is ONLY for people with not a lot of stuff. I can literally pack to lorries in their cubic meterage full of stuff, and there will still be more. Soooo..I mean to say -- although it looks cool, unless you have no heritage, no clothes and no instruments - you cannot literally live in a place like that NO MATTER how efficiently and innovatively you furnish your space.

Took me a couple of years to understand that and give up on the efficient apartment idea.

-That guy has nothing. He has a few articles fo clothes, a few articles of electronics and that is it!

A normal person cannot simply fit everything in such a small space.

All I see from this video -- "This is how a bum lives"

In my country - there's this strange bum, who moves around 12 50 liter bags. :D Quite funny. (can't find a video off the bat). It's quite hard for him to move around, because he carries 2 bags at a time some 20 meters farther from the last bag in the line. So my point is - that this guy probably doesn't even have as much stuff as that bum.

This video is more sad than efficient.

Sooo. next time when he'll need to beat a nail into wood, he'll just do it with his skull I guess, because a hammer after its use I guess is useless.

Bullshit. :D
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0 9. snotraddict commented 8 years ago

I'd be embarrassed to say that's the best I can do in life. There's too much space across this nation to live like that, but he's a vegan so he feels bad and punishes himself. >:)

#1 I don't think so, people are cutting back, the only populations that are exploding right now is China somewhat, India & Africa (primarily Muslims), the rest of the world, 1st world, is either at replacement rates or below, some well below.
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+2 10. Judge-Jake commented 8 years ago

It's location, location, location again. He's likely on a small budget but feels he's part of the main run because when he steps out of his front door he's right in the middle of where most people are commuting to. The fact that he's paying someone else for the privilege is the main problem here and the fact that in ten years time he will have paid out $100.000 to the owner of that shed and be no better off than he is today. I don't understand why people don't look for any option to buy somewhere rather than rent.
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+2 11. pagany commented 8 years ago

The only thing i saw was his shoes next to his microwave. Imagine walking down the street and you step into something. Hygiene must be great in that room.