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(The New York Observer)   Micro-Apartments could be hazardous to your mental health / sex life   (observer.com) divider line 20
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2013-12-21 02:46:28 PM
4 votes:
I don't even bother with the apartment anymore.

When my shift is done I put a burlap bag over my head and go to sleep right there at my desk, in my chair.
2013-12-21 11:25:58 AM
4 votes:
I don't need anything else tiny for girls to laugh at.
2013-12-21 03:18:28 PM
2 votes:
A new way to have sex in an uncomfortable place?!
2013-12-21 03:02:49 PM
2 votes:
the last micro unit you'll ever need

scarefx.com
2013-12-21 02:54:51 PM
2 votes:
I hope that bathroom has good ventilation.
2013-12-21 06:42:25 PM
1 votes:

gozar_the_destroyer: Looks like a dorm room. Fine for a single person or a loving couple that have no kids. I live in a duplex that has 650 square feet with my wife and daughter. We have no dining room, it is part of the living room, a single bathroom, and only one closet that isn't a bedroom one. Our living room is a pretty efficient layout that holds 2 computer desks, a full couch, TV, 3 bookcases, a recliner (thinking of ditching it since it is broken now), and a comfy chair that is rodent used as a coat rack because of our lack of storage.


I'm assuming you're farking in a mobile fashion of some sort, or do you really have chair that is dedicated to rodent use and a place for coats?
2013-12-21 03:54:17 PM
1 votes:
just because yiu sleep, shiat, shower and shave there doesn't mean you have to stay cooped up all the time
go out.
2013-12-21 03:48:12 PM
1 votes:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I live in 400sf

/with 3 cats
//I wasn't gonna get laid anyway


I live in 450sf with one cat and another person. It wasn't bad for the first four or five years, but now he's working from home and it'd be nice to have a closed door between us when he's on the phones and I'm trying to enjoy a day off.

/the person I live with, not the cat
2013-12-21 03:34:56 PM
1 votes:

MFAWG: RatMaster999: thecpt: MFAWG: thecpt: Ebenator: I hope that bathroom has good ventilation.

The layout they show has zero chase walls for hvac and plumbing. Methinks it was made by marketing and not the engineering dept

There's no need for interior chase walls.

In a high rise? Where the fark would the duct and conduit go?

Floor/ceiling, and connected to a central shaft near the elevators.

Old school tenement style. Hipsters will love it! And then, when we get them all together in these buildings...


OMG, a display exhibit to inform the general public of the trend of microunits wasn't 100% accurate - for example, they didn't even indicate the UL assembly they intend to use for the party walls, nor demonstrate that they meet STC and IIC baselines for multifamily construction.  Look how pedantic I am!!
2013-12-21 03:26:11 PM
1 votes:
My bedroom is bigger than the room that floor plan is laid out on.  Have a two bedroom house with a full garden all to myself

/so ronery
2013-12-21 03:24:32 PM
1 votes:

RatMaster999: thecpt: MFAWG: thecpt: Ebenator: I hope that bathroom has good ventilation.

The layout they show has zero chase walls for hvac and plumbing. Methinks it was made by marketing and not the engineering dept

There's no need for interior chase walls.

In a high rise? Where the fark would the duct and conduit go?

Floor/ceiling, and connected to a central shaft near the elevators.


Old school tenement style. Hipsters will love it! And then, when we get them all together in these buildings...
2013-12-21 03:14:36 PM
1 votes:

Ebenator: I hope that bathroom has good ventilation.


Depends on the apartment. Some are like this.
2013-12-21 03:05:00 PM
1 votes:
When the fark did some douche decide to start calling studios "micro-apartments"?
2013-12-21 03:00:14 PM
1 votes:
We went from 1700 ft2 to 600+ ft2 last Februrary when we moved out West for work (mine). As I am the primary living-space cleaner, I can say that the tradeoff in having less space to store crap I don't need and having to maintain less space has been completely worth it.

This gives me more time to Fark.
2013-12-21 02:57:20 PM
1 votes:

flucto: Older people in their 30's and 40s. That's enough expertise for anybody.


Yes, people in that age range are already losing their mental and physical faculties, and become more and more inflexible. To deny that is to deny reality.
2013-12-21 02:54:40 PM
1 votes:
I lived in 400 sq. ft. cottage for years. Loved it. My friends made Unabomber jokes but it felt great to be unencumbered.

I figured if I got too lonely I would hire a "maid" to come in once in a while. Even had sex dreams about the "maid". Never actually hired a "maid". It was pre-Craigslist, so I wasn't sure how to advertise my need. Now I am old, so my need for "housekeeping" is diminished to a degree that I can manage handily.
2013-12-21 02:46:15 PM
1 votes:
nyoobserver.files.wordpress.com

We call this floorplan a "trailer" where I'm from.
2013-12-21 12:10:32 PM
1 votes:
Still better than your mom's basement.
2013-12-21 12:00:32 PM
1 votes:
I live in 400sf

/with 3 cats
//I wasn't gonna get laid anyway
2013-12-21 09:11:14 AM
1 votes:
Scott Hearne: December 21, 2013 at 3:18 am
I think this is ridiculous. I am older and live in a large home but If I was single and wanted to save some money and live in a central location I would Love to live in one of these micro units. Who are these "experts" to say there is something wrong with them? [...] please please government bureaucrats stay out of peoples lives and let them live where they want...even if it's in a small space. It's none of your business.

Jim Carr: December 21, 2013 at 5:13 am
This is exactly what the green enviro wackos want. Cram people like sardines into living spaces too small for real sardines. That leaves the green elites all the room for their multi-thousand square foot mansions. No thank you!

Dennis Farley: December 21, 2013 at 4:48 am
agenda /21.


These comments are fun right out of the gate.
 
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