As rental costs in major urban centres go into the stratosphere, micro apartments are gaining popularity. And not because they’re cheap–just cheaper, compared to their standard-size apartment counterparts.
To give you some idea of proportion, here’s a diagram of one such unit by developers in San Francisco:
These units remind me of what used to be called “efficiency units” or “bedsits”–only with a much heftier price tag (think over $1,500 per month, which is still a fraction of what a standard-sized apartment would cost in San Fran). I could live quite well in an apartment this size, but that’s alone. I can’t imagine sharing the 240 sq. ft. space, like this New York couple:
One window? I could adjust to the size, the low ceiling in the loft, the (somewhat treacherous) loft stairs, even the exorbitant rent-but never to having only one measly window.