03/27 How small is too small? Inside the 28 sq ft, $500-month ‘pod’ in San Francisco

The living 'pod' created by Peter Berkowitz, 25,  in response to San Francisco's 'absurdly high housing prices.'

The living ‘pod’ created by Peter Berkowitz, 25, in response to San Francisco’s ‘absurdly high housing prices.’

A California man, who constructed a tiny bedroom pod in the living room of his friend’s apartment, is now living in what he calls a cozy ‘box’.

Peter Berkowitz, 25, hadn’t imagined that he would be living in a newly constructed pod, but due to San Francisco’s ‘absurdly high housing prices’ he was forced to come up with a housing solution.

One bedroom apartments in the city rent for an average of $3,500 per month compared to Berkowitz’s $508 per month to live in his pod.

Three weeks ago, with the help of some friends, he started building the tiny bedroom and on his website, Berkowitz describes his eight-foot-long pod as the ‘coziest bedroom I’ve ever had’.

‘People are typically surprised that I would want to live in a pod, but I think they tend to underestimate how pleasant a pod can be if it’s designed smartly.’

The pod is equipped with a fold-down desk, a slanted, cushioned backboard and LED lights for reading.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3511431/Inside-eight-foot-bedroom-pod-built-San-Francisco-apartment-s-equipped-sliding-door-LED-lights.html

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Elaine Walker