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(The New York Observer)   Micro-Apartments could be hazardous to your mental health / sex life   ( observer.com) divider line
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2013-12-21 02:46:15 PM  
5 votes:
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We call this floorplan a "trailer" where I'm from.
2013-12-21 05:22:34 PM  
2 votes:
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2013-12-21 03:19:57 PM  
2 votes:
Compared to 25 years ago, e-books, laptops, flat-screen TVs, digital pictures, and no need for VHS/LP/CD collections make it a whole lot easier.
2013-12-21 03:10:17 PM  
2 votes:
300 sqft is for a single person, not a family.
2013-12-21 02:54:51 PM  
2 votes:
I hope that bathroom has good ventilation.
2013-12-21 02:46:28 PM  
2 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 12:10:32 PM  
2 votes:
Still better than your mom's basement.
2013-12-21 08:56:18 PM  
1 vote:

CowardlyLion: When the fark did some douche decide to start calling studios "micro-apartments"?

"Micro-apartments": This word brought to you by the real estate developers of America.
2013-12-21 08:16:33 PM  
1 vote:

Nemo's Brother: doczoidberg: My place is smaller than 300 square feet, and I love it.

Then again, I'm an alcoholic loser who plans to never date again., so...there's that.

Drew should buy a huge building full of these micro-apartments for all the Total Farkers to move into.

Seattle did something like that for their worst street drunks. Free room, and they could drink in it if they wanted - no strings. Has saved a bundle of money since instead of twenty ambulance pickups all over town and associated police time, they just send a scheduled ambulance to the residence house a few times a day.

And it has actually helped a few helpless cases get sober.

Of course, the 'moral hazard' folks are aghast at the handout, but fark 'em. It saves money and keeps the most belligerent lost causes from pissing in shops and clogging e-rooms and holding cells. Being compassionate to those drinking themselves to death is just a side effect.
2013-12-21 07:18:12 PM  
1 vote:
NYC problems, cry me a river.

My noisiest neighbor.

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My neighbors are a still a bit close.

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2013-12-21 06:03:32 PM  
1 vote:
I classify this one under "no shiat, Sherlock".  Human beings are not rats.  They don't belong crammed together.  If I had my way there would be a rule that apartments must be a minimum of  1500 sq ft and single family homes a minimum of 2000k with at least 1 acre of land.
2013-12-21 05:21:13 PM  
1 vote:

infinitydreamer: My husband and I live in a 1200sqft house with our 3 kids. If the layout was better we could easily live with 400sqft less. As it is we have a huge play space for the kids, a soundproof recording studio, and all the bedroom closets are completely empty since all our clothing and such fits into the 3ft hallway coat closet. We have a second bath that goes completely unused 95% of the year. How much stuff/space do people really need?

While I think these micro-apartment deals are just a way for developers to stuff as many units into a space they legally can, I also hate the whole McMansion on a postage stamp sized lot.

I'd rather have a much smaller house with a fair bit of yard. People completely overestimate their housing needs or have way too much junk. Do don't "have to have" a guest room, that only your Mom uses once a year when she visits.
2013-12-21 03:41:40 PM  
1 vote:
I imagine all the Navy folks (especially the submariners) would agree that having such a large space to live in, and with so much privacy, would drive you mad.
2013-12-21 03:27:27 PM  
1 vote:
That model apartment is just all kinda of stupid. With that much space, do you really want a tub? Just put a drain in the center of the floor, a slight rise in the doorway, and you could cut the bathroom space in half. As a bonus, when I had a bathroom like that, it took care of most of the cleaning for me as long as I sprayed it down occasionally. Also a four-burner stove is a little excessive. Use induction plates that can be stored away and brought out - it saves lots of counter space. And the little dining table is just ridiculous. Design your desk/work surface and eating table so that they expand together to form a larger eating area if you want to have more than 2 people over.
2013-12-21 03:26:11 PM  
1 vote:
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 03:10:46 PM  
1 vote:

minuslars: We call this floorplan a "trailer" where I'm from.

Holy fark! That is exactly what that is.
2013-12-21 03:06:36 PM  
1 vote:

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?
2013-12-21 03:05:00 PM  
1 vote:
When the fark did some douche decide to start calling studios "micro-apartments"?
2013-12-21 03:04:54 PM  
1 vote:
I can see the attraction of lower rent and efficient heating+cooling, but I don't understand why anybody would choose a tiny living space over a less cramped floorplan?

With that kind of space, you'd be better off with a houseboat or buy an RV and park at Walmart.   Either would also improve the chances of getting laid compared to a micro-apartment.
2013-12-21 03:02:49 PM  
1 vote:
the last micro unit you'll ever need

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2013-12-21 02:53:19 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-12-21 02:50:43 PM  
1 vote:
The derp in the comments thread is epic. Apparently, a market for small apartments is somehow Obama's fault, fascism, socialism, societal dysfunction, a prison system, and flat out evil. People have lived in small places for millenia. The idea is that you spend a lot of time at work, at the local watering hole, hanging out with people, doing errands and moving around. Small places are where you lay your hat and a few friends (Dorothy Parker), keep some stuff, bathe, poop, and make your morning coffee.
2013-12-21 08:15:05 AM  
1 vote:
Older people in their 30's and 40s. That's enough expertise for anybody.
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