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Old 04-04-2011, 08:48 AM
 
Location: NJ
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What I don't know is prices for apartments in that area. For example, what would $1,000 a month get you? Could she have found a place double the space (which granted isn't very much overall) for no that much more money?
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Pomona
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90 sq.ft. ... that's 35 sq.ft. more than the place in Rome.
'World's smallest apartment' on sale in Rome - Telegraph
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:39 AM
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What I don't know is prices for apartments in that area. For example, what would $1,000 a month get you? Could she have found a place double the space (which granted isn't very much overall) for no that much more money?
1k is barely going to get you a studio and a crappy one at that. For everyone calling her an idiot, where do you live? I'm sure where you are, you love staying at home because the most interesting thing in your neighborhood is the local Walmart. In NYC there is much more to experience outside of your apt. A similar sized hotel room would can go for $200 a night in NYC so not a big deal.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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It's like a permanent college dorm room. Which can work out reasonably well for a few years if the location lets you use your workplace/a nearby coffee house/park/gym as your living room, but less so if you don't have access to that kind of public space.

A few weeks back House Hunters had an episode with 100-150 square feet studios in Paris.
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Old 04-04-2011, 12:11 PM
 
Location: IL
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I could have lived in that space when I was single, the two big problems would have been the clearance in the bed and that I would be cooking in my living room (messy). I lived with a fridge and a hot plate for about 1.5 years, it's amazing what can be done with a hot plate. Couldn't ever have friends over, but I guess that isn't really the point, as I am guessing most of her socializing is in the city.
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:06 PM
 
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Awesome story! If I didn't have any kids, and wanted to live in NYC, this would be the way I'd go. I don't need a lot of space.
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Old 04-04-2011, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Good for her, she seems to like it so that's all that matters - I know I couldn't do it. I guess she doesn't get up to any bedroom Olympics in that bed!
Also I hope she doesn't have anyone in an apartment above her as someone walking on the floor above when you are that close to the ceiling would be pretty annoying.

- Tim
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:57 PM
 
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If she's happy, then to each his own. She seems to be making the best of the high-prices NYC real estate market. How much time does she need to spend in her apartment anyway, with so much outside her front door. On a nice day, go to Central Park with a blanket. On a nasty day, head to the: Movies, Theater, Museum, etc.
She has a decent bed, a comfy chair for reading and tv, a desk for her computer, a bathroom, a big window... Not much of a kitchen (I like my kitchens to have a sink, lol) but takeout is the answer.
Kudos to this lady for making it work.
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Old 04-04-2011, 09:58 PM
 
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I don't understand how anyone can call or classify this as a studio apartment. . . . . a studio apartment layout has a combined living, sleeping, and kitchenette area. This is merely a 9x10 room with a cramped bath which probably violates building code requirements.
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Old 04-05-2011, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Wow, that's mini. And I am growing out of my HUGE 500 sq ft studio. I should really be utilizing my space better.

But if you are only paying $700/mo for rent you can afford an overnight visitor in a hotel.
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