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Old Yesterday, 03:25 PM
 
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Micro apartments and dormitory living are not the same. Micro apartment living is compact living in a small space that includes a WC and kitchen, and can have a separate sleeping space.
Micro apartments and housemate living also are not the same.

Never mind the square footage variable. The big, big difference is that with an apartment of your own, you alone are responsible for managing utility consumption and bill payments. With housemates, one or more people might leave one person holding the bag.
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Old Yesterday, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Micro apartments and dormitory living are not the same. Micro apartment living is compact living in a small space that includes a WC and kitchen, and can have a separate sleeping space.
No, that pretty much describes the dorms that upper class men got if they didn’t want to live off campus when I was in college.
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Micro apartments are such a new idea that it is easy to assume that it is no different than dorm living, but the 200-400 square foot spaces are a self contained living space and usually include modular and moveable furniture that permits transforming and adapting one space for multiple purposes.
"Micro apartments usually include space for sleeping, sitting, a kitchenette, a limited number of shelves or cubbyholes and a bathroom. Many "tiny living" apartments are designed with space-saving furniture such as beds built into walls, futons that convert into other furniture, built-in storage space, folding desks and tables, and extremely small or hidden appliances."
https://whatis.techtarget.com/defini...icro-apartment
It isn’t new at all. Just like tiny houses aren’t new. Naming a small kitchenette room a “micro-apartment” is no different than someone calling their camper a “tiny house.”
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Old Yesterday, 05:21 PM
 
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No, that pretty much describes the dorms that upper class men got if they didn’t want to live off campus when I was in college.


It isn’t new at all. Just like tiny houses aren’t new. Naming a small kitchenette room a “micro-apartment” is no different than someone calling their camper a “tiny house.”
Sure. It's a small kitchen, a full bathroom, and a combination sleep/eat/entertain/desk space.
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Old Yesterday, 05:25 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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It isn’t new at all.
I suspect that they believe it sounds more appealing to investors and regulators
than the SRO hotel rooms filled with bums and prostitutes that the last wave of them became.
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Old Yesterday, 07:05 PM
 
Location: MID ATLANTIC
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https://www.dezeen.com/2018/01/16/op...ousing-crisis/

Hong Kong has been dealing with a housing crisis and came up with this solution

https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/artic...cosy-noisy-and

Don't know why these fascinate me - I could never live like this now. Maybe younger and single. Just happy it is not my lifestyle.
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Old Yesterday, 09:45 PM
 
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https://www.dezeen.com/2018/01/16/op...ousing-crisis/

Hong Kong has been dealing with a housing crisis and came up with this solution

https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/artic...cosy-noisy-and

Don't know why these fascinate me - I could never live like this now. Maybe younger and single. Just happy it is not my lifestyle.
The tube micro apartment is a bit less than an apartment. I really like the idea of modular moveable furniture for micro apartments, and how that can be used in larger apartments to give the illusion of more space. I wouldn't live in such a small place, but I like how small space forces people to rethink how space is used.
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Old Yesterday, 11:20 PM
 
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The tube micro apartment is a bit less than an apartment. I really like the idea of modular moveable furniture for micro apartments, and how that can be used in larger apartments to give the illusion of more space. I wouldn't live in such a small place, but I like how small space forces people to rethink how space is used.
What these tube micro apartments should really force people to think about is the serious problem of world overpopulation. We are literally destroying this planet with too many people. As the Amazon burns...it's only going to get worse.
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Old Today, 12:11 AM
 
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What these tube micro apartments should really force people to think about is the serious problem of world overpopulation. We are literally destroying this planet with too many people. As the Amazon burns...it's only going to get worse.
Ah yes, the population explosion of the 1960s that was addressed by China with the one child rule, but not India or any other place on earth. Too many people is the problem, yet families want lots of children for old age care and domination. Children today are learning in school that if nothing changes, in 35 years it will be irreversible. They are growing up with no sense of a future, so no reason to plan for one.

As the amazon burns, oxygen will decrease, ozone layer holes will increase, and perhaps living things that require less oxygen will thrive. Does that mean bugs, birds and lizards will be bigger?

Back to the point, micro apartments seem ideal for students and seniors who are aging in place.
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Old Today, 03:49 AM
 
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All the forest is being burned for farm land. Eventually the farmland is destroyed by roundup and other chemicals that will make bees and butterflies extinct. After that the farmland is turned into subdivisions for housing. Sad cycle.
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Old Today, 04:57 AM
 
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All the forest is being burned for farm land. Eventually the farmland is destroyed by roundup and other chemicals that will make bees and butterflies extinct. After that the farmland is turned into subdivisions for housing. Sad cycle.
Micro apartments could theoretically change some of this. Instead of having single people in expensive areas have to commute to increasingly farther out exurbs for affordability, particularly in places like SF, the option would be to live in a micro apartment.
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