A 25-year-old man in San Francisco is paying $400/month to live in a wooden box inside his friend's living room. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, so long as you can make it in a box that's 8 feet long and 4.5 feet tall. Speaking of making lemonade from lemons, the inhabitant, Peter Berkowitz, prefers to give his wooden box a more cosmopolitan designation. He calls it a "pod."
Berkowitz told The Washington Post that the idea came to him after he had trouble finding an affordable room for rent in San Francisco. He insists that it was not necessarily a last resort, but rather a compromise in a real estate market that offers few options:
It seems silly, and people have this dystopian take on it, like ‘Is this what it’s come to?' But I firmly believe that it makes a lot of sense. There should be some kind of middle ground between having a bedroom and sleeping on a couch.
Here are some action shots of the pod's construction:
This is the stunning exterior of the pod:
The interior boasts some natural light:
He's only lived in the pod for two weeks, and has not yet had any romantic partners in it for a sleepover. He told The Washington Post he'll be certain to let everyone know when he does.
Then he gets to tell his roommates that if the pod's a rocking, don't come knocking.