Tuesday, September 25, 2012

San Francisco Vs Man-Camps

This puts the man-camps into perspective.

San Francisco considers approving nation's tiniest micro-apartments.

The artist's schematic at the link is priceless.

It's interesting to look back on the size of dorm rooms that I lived in for four years. I was lucky: only two students per room. It is not uncommon for some colleges to accommodate three students per dorm room. Now that I think about it, I'm starting to wonder about all the folks who've complained about man-camps. Dormitory living: wow. Four years. But I digress.

Back to the San Francisco story:
New York City has launched a pilot project to test them out. Boston is doing it too. 
But here in San Francisco, where a growing number of residents are being priced out of the housing market by a revived tech economy, city leaders are considering the smallest micro-units of all. At a minimum 150 square feet of living space — 220 when you add the bathroom, kitchen and closet — the proposed residences are being hailed as a pivotal option for singles. 
The micro-units will probably go for $1,200 to $1,700 a month, Wiener said. According to the real estate service RealFacts, an average studio apartment in San Francisco now goes for $2,075.
Hmmm. They look a lot nicer than dorm rooms. And about the same as man-camp accommodations, although the latter provide meals 24/7, laundry, and security.

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