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2021-04-14 3:12:46 AM  
Cleaning Cupboard Apartment Or Rather "Compartment"
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2021-04-14 3:16:10 AM  
It's quite nice.
At least the sh*tter doesn't double as the kitchen sink this time..
 
2021-04-14 6:34:44 AM  
Better than mommy's basement or having roommates with a breathtaking variety of personal hygiene challenges and behavioral quirks.
 
2021-04-14 6:35:06 AM  
American says what? Most of the world lives in smaller homes/apartments.
 
2021-04-14 6:35:25 AM  
Time to build the Ascetic Virtues wonder, +2 housing in every city.
 
2021-04-14 6:38:02 AM  
Interesting use of space. I don't think I'd want to be there more than a year or two, though.
 
2021-04-14 6:48:40 AM  
That's a lot nicer than my first studio apartment where the bathroom was through the closet.

Also the radiator was opposite of the sink so scalded buttocks.
 
2021-04-14 6:51:17 AM  
I can see the appeal, but I have so much *stuff*. There are two of us in a 3200 square foot house, and it's getting crowded since I started my home brewing lockdown hobby.
 
2021-04-14 6:52:23 AM  
F*ck

The newer dorms at the local community college are like little mansions. Like 4 or 5 bedroom apartments with nice kitchen and open areas. Hell I knew of someone who lived in one of the closets.
 
2021-04-14 6:54:58 AM  
tiny apartment work in places where everything is walking distance like center of a lot of asian cities, if you try having tiny apartments in a condo off a expressway somewhere or in the suburbs its awful. you need to be able to offset the lack of space with a ton of oportunities (gym downstairs, park next street over, low cost restaurants etc etc)
 
2021-04-14 6:55:11 AM  
Somebody never lived in NYC. Looking at you, sunny.
 
2021-04-14 6:57:21 AM  
It would be better than having room mates..I just don't think I could do that. Living in a much smaller
space to avoid that would be worth it..And there is a lot of height space that seems to be un-usued..
I'd prefer to see the bed lofted from it's current position and the space under it available..
 
2021-04-14 6:58:25 AM  
I dated a woman in Solana Beach who's place was that big.  Her, her dog, her surfboards, and me for a few weeks every other month.
You could get away with it there because well it's Southern California and all we needed to do was cross a bike path and go down some cliff stairs to get to the ocean so the place was only there to sleep, shiat, and fark.  Living in such a place anywhere that does not have permanent summer would be a killer.

I really like tiny homes and small living but it's really only doable solo, at least for me.

/her neighbors were a family of four or five and a dog in what appeared to be the same size place.
 
2021-04-14 7:11:53 AM  
If I didn't have a cat and if the location was good (like being able to walk to work and lots of entertainment and parks and stuff) I'd live there easy. I like seeing solutions to the challenge of how to make best use of small spaces
 
2021-04-14 7:14:59 AM  
Enh, seen plenty of smaller places in Japan.
 
2021-04-14 7:16:38 AM  
I would have killed to have a space like that to myself when I was in college.
 
2021-04-14 7:19:17 AM  

bacchanalias and consequences: American says what? Most of the world lives in smaller homes/apartments.


This. My first was around 120 sq ft. I could visit a friend in another building whose appt was a closet.
 
2021-04-14 7:20:34 AM  

bacchanalias and consequences: American says what? Most of the world lives in smaller homes/apartments.


I mean...TFA is about Ukraine but okay.

That said, in the US these places are usually like $3 cheaper than a normal sized apartment. It's just another excuse to sell fake luxury.
 
2021-04-14 7:22:21 AM  
Must have a public sex dungeon on the lower floors
 
2021-04-14 7:22:59 AM  

Bowen: bacchanalias and consequences: American says what? Most of the world lives in smaller homes/apartments.

I mean...TFA is about Ukraine but okay.

That said, in the US these places are usually like $3 cheaper than a normal sized apartment. It's just another excuse to sell fake luxury.


I meant the headline, man. What do you think the over/under that was written by a Ukrainian.

Also my point exactly. The McMansion thing is realluxury
 
2021-04-14 7:24:10 AM  
Where's the microwave?   If you are renting to college students an oven really is a useless appliance
 
2021-04-14 7:26:47 AM  
My apartment in Chicago is not much bigger than that and i love it. I actually have full size appliances and more storage space, but it could probably be considered 'micro'. I'm only moving because i want space for a drum kit.
 
2021-04-14 7:27:39 AM  
I would have made a loft bed and put the desk underneath it, and put a divider between the kitchen area and the "living room," but I'm admittedly not an interior designer.
 
2021-04-14 7:27:48 AM  
Not gonna lie. In a city, I could live there. Me and my Yorkie.
 
2021-04-14 7:29:49 AM  

BafflerMeal: Enh, seen plenty of smaller places in Japan.


I've seen bigger cells in Graterford.
 
2021-04-14 7:32:40 AM  
Subby is jealous.

/Don't be like Subby
 
2021-04-14 7:32:41 AM  

puffy999: F*ck

The newer dorms at the local community college are like little mansions. Like 4 or 5 bedroom apartments with nice kitchen and open areas. Hell I knew of someone who lived in one of the closets.


We should really make college free for them. They deserve it.
 
2021-04-14 7:33:05 AM  

gunsmack: BafflerMeal: Enh, seen plenty of smaller places in Japan.

I've seen bigger cells in Graterford.


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2021-04-14 7:37:31 AM  

great_tigers: puffy999: F*ck

The newer dorms at the local community college are like little mansions. Like 4 or 5 bedroom apartments with nice kitchen and open areas. Hell I knew of someone who lived in one of the closets.

We should really make college free for them. They deserve it.


No matter how we cut down on tuition or fees, things like food and rent are still gonna cost money.

Also, I don't think that was the norm. It certainly wasn't my university experience.... but then again, that city actually had apartments available. The reason this local CC built those dorms was due to a lack of (safe) affordable housing for the college students. About all that was available here were shared-bathroom studios with rapists and tweakers as your neighbors.
 
2021-04-14 7:43:40 AM  
I've done it in really poor times In my 20s.  But it worked because I probably owned 2 pair of shoes and a small suitcase worth of clothes and not much more.
 
2021-04-14 7:47:36 AM  
Just another example of people, especially young people, being trained to accept less and less as "normal" or even "desirable".

Soon they'll accept 30 year mortgages at 12% interest and $1,000 per month user fees to live in these boxes.

But don't you dare suggest that anyone steps in to make things better for them, you socialist commie bastard!
 
2021-04-14 7:49:50 AM  

Great_Milenko: Soon they'll accept 30 year mortgages at 12% interest and $1,000 per month user fees to live in these boxes


I mean for New York that might be a steal...
 
2021-04-14 7:52:18 AM  

caffeine_addict: Where's the microwave?   If you are renting to college students an oven really is a useless appliance


Are frozen pizzas not a thing where you're from?
That being said, I don't see a freezer.
Or a refrigerator for that matter...
 
2021-04-14 7:54:05 AM  
No, subby, that's an apartment after you move out of your dorm room.
 
2021-04-14 7:55:10 AM  

bisi: caffeine_addict: Where's the microwave?   If you are renting to college students an oven really is a useless appliance

Are frozen pizzas not a thing where you're from?
That being said, I don't see a freezer.
Or a refrigerator for that matter...


There is a hidden mini fridge ikea-style
 
2021-04-14 7:57:57 AM  
I rented a 250 sq ft condo in Chicago's Gold Coast for two years. 30 minute walk to the loop, the red line and three bus routes were two blocks away or less, three grocery stores and a CVS within a 5-10 minute walk. I only left because I was getting married, and it would not have worked for two people.
 
2021-04-14 7:58:43 AM  

puffy999: F*ck

The newer dorms at the local community college are like little mansions. Like 4 or 5 bedroom apartments with nice kitchen and open areas. Hell I knew of someone who lived in one of the closets.


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Was it this guy?
 
2021-04-14 8:01:54 AM  

Gramma: puffy999: F*ck

The newer dorms at the local community college are like little mansions. Like 4 or 5 bedroom apartments with nice kitchen and open areas. Hell I knew of someone who lived in one of the closets.

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Was it this guy?


Nah. It was Gene.

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2021-04-14 8:13:22 AM  
I'm currently looking for a room to rent in the LA area. It's a frustrating experience. So far I have enquired about dozens of rooms and not a single one has responded. I just need a place to sleep!
 
2021-04-14 8:13:37 AM  
I'd live there if it was that or the street but I would not try to convince anyone that it's a fine apartment.
 
2021-04-14 8:14:09 AM  

bacchanalias and consequences: American says what? Most of the world lives in smaller homes/apartments.


I'd say [Citation Needed], but we both know that you or anyone else answering would just show tighter living conditions in one country and call it a day.

/Come to think about it, it would be more than a little bit impractical to find what the majority of the world is living in.
 
2021-04-14 8:15:35 AM  

Great_Milenko: Just another example of people, especially young people, being trained to accept less and less as "normal" or even "desirable".

Soon they'll accept 30 year mortgages at 12% interest and $1,000 per month user fees to live in these boxes.

....

The mortgage on the house I just moved from had roughly those terms. Of course, I refinanced several times in the 33 years I lived there.
 
2021-04-14 8:18:40 AM  
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still has more living space. And a better view.
 
2021-04-14 8:19:42 AM  

Fireproof: bacchanalias and consequences: American says what? Most of the world lives in smaller homes/apartments.

I'd say [Citation Needed], but we both know that you or anyone else answering would just show tighter living conditions in one country and call it a day.

/Come to think about it, it would be more than a little bit impractical to find what the majority of the world is living in.


People like me sure do suck.
 
2021-04-14 8:20:29 AM  

Fireproof: bacchanalias and consequences: American says what? Most of the world lives in smaller homes/apartments.

I'd say [Citation Needed], but we both know that you or anyone else answering would just show tighter living conditions in one country and call it a day.

/Come to think about it, it would be more than a little bit impractical to find what the majority of the world is living in.


The median GDP per capita is $11k USD. You could probably extrapolate yourself the level of luxury that most of the rest of the world lives in.

As for living space, yeah, Americans now inhabit many times the square footage that they historically used to.

Post-WW2 homes were 800sf 3bdrm/1bath shacks for a family of four. Today? Good luck finding a new home much less than triple that.
 
2021-04-14 8:26:47 AM  

BafflerMeal: bisi: caffeine_addict: Where's the microwave?   If you are renting to college students an oven really is a useless appliance

Are frozen pizzas not a thing where you're from?
That being said, I don't see a freezer.
Or a refrigerator for that matter...

There is a hidden mini fridge ikea-style


In Europe, they seem to favor what I call, Barbie appliances..2 burner gas stove and a small oven and
a tiny little fridge..It all goes back to the post war lack of resources..Gas and power  were really expensive.
Culturally they just don't freeze shat or have a big grocery stocks at home like we do in the US...Our
culture was about storing food for a wagon train trip or living in the wilds without access to certain things..
So we stockpile..Where they are regular fresh from the market that day sort of eaters..
 
2021-04-14 8:26:58 AM  

Wanderlusting: Fireproof: bacchanalias and consequences: American says what? Most of the world lives in smaller homes/apartments.

I'd say [Citation Needed], but we both know that you or anyone else answering would just show tighter living conditions in one country and call it a day.

/Come to think about it, it would be more than a little bit impractical to find what the majority of the world is living in.

The median GDP per capita is $11k USD. You could probably extrapolate yourself the level of luxury that most of the rest of the world lives in.

As for living space, yeah, Americans now inhabit many times the square footage that they historically used to.

Post-WW2 homes were 800sf 3bdrm/1bath shacks for a family of four. Today? Good luck finding a new home much less than triple that.


Post WW2 housing was tiny and substandard and everyone knew it, but no housing had been built for half a decade, so people took it.
 
2021-04-14 8:27:35 AM  
In the right location, that would be a great place.
 
2021-04-14 8:30:16 AM  

bacchanalias and consequences: Fireproof: bacchanalias and consequences: American says what? Most of the world lives in smaller homes/apartments.

I'd say [Citation Needed], but we both know that you or anyone else answering would just show tighter living conditions in one country and call it a day.

/Come to think about it, it would be more than a little bit impractical to find what the majority of the world is living in.

People like me sure do suck.


Hmm, now I'm left wondering if "most of the world lives in smaller homes/apartments" means "smaller than Americans" or "smaller than in TFA." I went with the latter, but I think the former is correct.
 
2021-04-14 8:38:11 AM  

Great_Milenko: Just another example of people, especially young people, being trained to accept less and less as "normal" or even "desirable".

Soon they'll accept 30 year mortgages at 12% interest and $1,000 per month user fees to live in these boxes.

But don't you dare suggest that anyone steps in to make things better for them, you socialist commie bastard!


Being taught to over consume is is horrid too. But here we are.
 
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