Could You Live in an Apartment the Size of a San Francisco Parking Space?
Inspired in part by life in an old-fashioned Airstream trailer, a developers’ group is pushing the idea that tiny apartments could be the answer to rising rental prices in San Francisco.
- The only thing that will happen if we allow these tiny apartments in the city is that everyone will end up paying more rent for increasingly smaller spaces. Landlords will do everything to maximize their income. You only need to look at the enormous number of illegal units built into the basements of single family homes all over the city to see the writing on the wall for this piece of legislation. Yes, housing needs to be affordable, but this isn't going to make that happen.
- Currently living in Senegal Africa (a year sabbatical integrating with the people and culture) - and after a year here - it's true per @Monika - American's are gluttons. You are right they don't need 3,500 sqf. 144 sq is excessively small and somewhat inhumane to think the psyche could handle that for very long. People won't be spending it on an 'affordable' place in SF it will be spend on therapy after they have plunked down the 'little' down payment....and honestly still not being that 'little'...
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