23 thoughts on “Manhattan shoebox apartment: a 78-square-foot mini studio

  1. You are going to be a great architech! you know how to utilize space and
    you have great building skills. love your modesty and humbleness.

  2. He should have switched out the folding bed/couch for a futon with much
    less depth. He could have put it at the the back in front of the window to
    allow more floor space during the day. For a guest bed, he could have
    bought a roll up mattress. Induction cooktops and a convection microwave
    oven would have allowed him to do have the functionality of a full kitchen
    in a fraction of the space. He needs to utilize more vertical space,
    because this setup makes the room feel more like a hallway/corridor than a
    room.

  3. No Real kitchen wouldn’t be a prob for me what he has is just fine, toaster
    oven frig microwave BUT SHARING A BATHROOM WITH 3 OTHER APTS, NOOOOO WAY I
    COULD NEVER DEAL WITH THAT, WAITING TO PEE IN THE MORNING, WAITING TO
    SHOWER, smelling OTHER PPLS SHIT !!! YUK, FUCK THAT !! EWW I JUST THOUGHT
    OF SOMETHING, GUYS PROBABLY PEE IN THE SHOWER TOO !!!! AHHHHHH OMG !!!!

  4. Kinda cute,,he made the most of the space he had. $800 dollars is
    somewhat steep considering the amount of space he has but then it’s
    Manhattan and things are more expensive there. My daughter lives in Long
    Beach and pays $1100.00 a month. She lives in a 2 bedroom/2 bath apartment
    that has a small balcony,,, one parking spot and is in a secured building.
    It’s in a decent neighborhood,,transportation is close by and it’s a couple
    blocks from the ocean.

  5. Small living is perfect if you’re single, young, or a college student.
    Wasn’t the point of graduating college to get a BIGGER place than you had
    in college? This totally reminds me of my 80 sq ft dorm room!

  6. I would go insane in that freaking room! That thing is a glorified prison
    cell. In fact, the prison cell is one up on it because it actually has a
    toilet and sink.

  7. I live in New york, and I am all about being efficient and cheap.. but I
    will never understand people who pay so much for so little. Location is
    always an important factor, but I think he, as someone who works from home,
    put a tad bit to much emphasis on the location. A couple stops up on the
    train, and about $50 more dollars (with roommate) could have gotten him a
    real living space. 

  8. Would have been ok if he had his own bathroom and a real kitchen. Ive seen
    jail cells larger than this crap! New York is horrible and overpriced!

  9. It’s ironic that alot of people who live in these talk about “living
    simply”, yet the sole reason they put up with these tiny apartments is to
    fully engross themselves in the complications of living in a metropolitan
    area.

    $800 a month is a mortgage on a decent sized two story house where I’m at,
    and yet I’ve seen many people from New Jersey and New York come here and
    just whine about how slow everything is and get bored out of their minds
    because entertainment isn’t just thrown at their feet and a block away. So
    much for living simply.

  10. $800 a month for THAT and you have to share the bathroom with others?? I
    don’t think so..Now this is extreme!

  11. Flat screen TV’s,,kindles,,and lap tops really help out when someone has a
    very limited amount of space to live in.

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