If you are one complaining about the rents…..you’re not alone!!

Source: www.odditycentral.com

Rents in San Francisco are so outrageous that young professionals prefer living in shipping containers….

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Unable to afford ridiculously expensive rental housing in San Francisco, young professionals are trying to find interesting alternative living arrangements. One of them literally involves living in a box – there’s a whole village in Oakland where shipping containers are doubling up as tiny apartments!

At ‘Containercopia’, you can rent a 160-square-foot metal container complete with glass windows, electricity, and private bathroom for just $600 a month . The whole package is considered a steal when compared to skyrocketing rents in the city, which went up by 20 percent in the last year.

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The idea for Containercopia belongs to 32-year-old Luke Iseman and his ex-partner Heather Stewart. They were fed up of spending huge amounts on rent, so they bought a shipping container for $2,300 from the Port of Oakland, rented half an acre of land, and moved in. Then they spent about $12,000 converting the box into a home – with a small toilet, custom-built shower, queen-size bed, glass windows, and solar panels.

wow!! want to read more??? check out:

http://www.odditycentral.com/news/rents-in-san-francisco-are-so-outrageous-that-young-professionals-prefer-living-in-shipping-containers.html

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