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Check Out This 78 Square-Foot Manhattan Apartment

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Remember when we covered the 90 square-foot Manhattan apartment that was going for $700 a month little while back? Here’s your newest future nervous breakdown – a 78 square-foot Manhattan mini-studio that rents for $800 a month. While this living space may cause most us to spiral into a panic attack within a few hours, the tenant here is apparently used to it – his last apartment was 96 square-feet, and he lived there for two years! TC mark

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    • http://www.oneyearintexas.com Perfect Circles

      He says in the video that he can work from home, which is probably the most insulting thing about this very insulting video.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emily-Tugwell/1193606623 Emily Tugwell

        Why do you find the video so insulting? I thought it was pretty interesting. And seems quite skilled in terms of building furniture.

        • http://www.oneyearintexas.com Perfect Circles

          He should just move to fucking Mineola.

        • guest

          What’s up with all the hate Perfect Circles?? :/

        • Guesty

          This guy is living in a capsule hotel for a shitload of money for no fucking reason.

        • http://www.oneyearintexas.com Perfect Circles

          I don’t know.  I just resent the price of real estate in NYC.  Bradley Manning was FORCED to live in conditions like that and this guy chooses it.

        • SippyCup

          I liked his apartment but calling him “skilled in terms of building furniture” is a bit of a stretch. Nailing together some wooden dowels and particle board is only difficult if you don’t know how a hammer works.

      • Sarah Anderson

        How is this possibly insulting? He can work from home in the small space, it doesn’t mean everybody could.

    • Guest

      He’s cute. What apartment?

      • http://www.facebook.com/grc15r Gregory Costa

        well if you do meet him, I’m guessing he’ll be spending the night at your place.  his apartment is only spacious enough for missionary.

    • A.

      I need one of these tiny apartments. Agoraphobia at it’s finest, I’d have my own little cave.

      • a.

        seriously, not your name on here. stop.

        • A.

          I don’t know who either of you are, but this is getting out of hand.

        • A.

          GTFO. It’s called I’ve been here, using this nickname, for way longer.

        • http://www.oneyearintexas.com Perfect Circles

          This is oddly schizophrenic. 

        • A.

          I have prior art. 

    • Guest

      I pay a couple hundred less for 700sq ft.  I don’t even know what to do with all my space.  So glad I left NYC.  

      • klaus

        you took his old place in Kenya?

        • guest

          That’s not unreasonable. I’m paying 750 a month for a 900 sq ft apartment in portland. NYC is just fucking stupid expensive.

        • Guesty

          Yeah, man, now that I’m in the PNW I can afford to live by my fucking self.  

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1374900371 Greg Segelken

          It is stupid expensive, but this is not the only way to get into New York… he could start by getting a roommate. Second, in general, you’ll make more money in NY to justify the living costs… it’s all relative.

          That said, 900 sq. ft. sounds amazing after watching this!

        • http://www.facebook.com/gregpphoto Greg Petliski

          Not to mention the scenery of the northwest compared to the lovely east river.

      • klaus

        you took his old place in Kenya?

    • klaus

      ok, so he prefers the missionary position and he doesn’t need more space, what’s it to you?

    • klaus

      ok, so he prefers the missionary position and he doesn’t need more space, what’s it to you?

    • SippyCup

      I never got why this is such a big deal. I would gladly pay $800 for an apt in Manhattan. More incentive to go out and you spend less money on shit you don’t need.

      • brokebroke

        Not true. It’ll cost more in the long run between eating out and being able to buy enough food as he can fit in his tiny space, on top of going out with friends and around the city-transportation, drinks/bars/clubs, movies, music, hell even taking the train eventually adds up. Costs more forcing yourself to go out to avoid going insane in a tiny apartment.

    • http://bpspecial.blogspot.com Anna

      This is basically the same as a college dorm.

      • Guest

        What college did you go to??  My 1/2 of our bedroom was bigger than this.. plus we had 1 bathroom w/ sink & shower and another w/ sink and toilet in a stall.. and a living room separating the 2 bathrooms and my and my roommate’s room from our 2 suitemates’ room. Granted they were the nicer dorms, but even the worst ones were much larger than this.

    • guest

      never thought i’d see a smaller apartment than mine for more money. impressive!!

    • guesttoo

      what’s behind the door next to his bed/sofa/worldly possessions?!

    • Jennifer

      All these tiny apartments make me very thankful for the room I have, and okay with the fact that I may live in an 200 sq. ft apartment one day.

    • http://twitter.com/CowboySandtoes Cowboy Santos

      ridic.
      where would you rather be for 800 a month? on a beautiful farm in the middle of nowhere, or NYC? i used to think maybe i’d rather be on a farm.. but then talking to the animals might get boring.. i mean how much can they say really. NYC! 
      holla if you need a roomie. we can split 25sq ft

      • Guesty

        Beautiful farm in the middle of nowhere.

      • http://kilakilakila.blogspot.com brittany

        there are different cities, for that price you can get a nice-ass two bedroom in many places and have money left over to fill it with things, if you so wish

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=514965701 Gonzalo Mauricio Garcia Villeg

      We (me and my boyfriend) used to live in 75 square foot apartment in Paris, France. It drove me insane back then but now that I think about it, I really miss the good old days spent at 48 Boulevard Voltaire. 

    • http://twitter.com/MissKimball misskimball

      his home made furniture looks like it would set on fire if someone lit a cigarette blocks away

      • eric

        it’s just wood?

      • guest

        …??

    • a.

      Is it just me, or was that super depressing?

      • Anonymous

        Incredibly.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=707272007 Alex Thayer

        not at all.  he seems like an incredibly cool dude that just likes living in a smaller place.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=707272007 Alex Thayer

      i’d kill myself without a kitchen

    • http://www.facebook.com/grc15r Gregory Costa

      I’d rather live in my sister’s  walk-in closet.  It’d be roomier…and I could play Princess on those rainy days…assuming I could find shoes that fit. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/grc15r Gregory Costa

      Whoa, whoa.  Okay, he’s a vegetarian, but at 3:04, I can clearly see he owns fish oil…something smells fishy here.  You know, they don’t milk fish for that product. 

      • Anonymous

        Pescetarianism?

        • Guesty

          Not vegetarianism.

        • Guesty

          Not vegetarianism.

        • Guesty

          Not vegetarianism.

    • guest

      Not so much better in Paris and Tokyo…and there are tons of people who would gladly pay 700 for even smaller boxes!

      • Guesty

        That’s fucked up.

    • Maxwell Smart

      No way would I live there. I would have to get rid of almost all my shoes, almost all my books, and my record collection. Not to mention no kitchen!

    • Ganjaman1010

      looked cool until the bathroom… definite dealbreaker for me

    • http://everyoneisquiteperfect.blogspot.com Ted

      his couch faces a blank white wall… so bleak

      • http://www.facebook.com/grc15r Gregory Costa

        He should face a mirror.  It’d create the illusion of a 156 square-foot space, partly occupied by his twin roommate.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jordan-Fields/100000625951408 Jordan Fields

           greg costa, I love you.  your comments always put a smile on my face on the rainy afternoons :)  p.s. found another video you.  interesting stuff but a little over my head http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn9oFYLf2H0&feature=channel_video_title  yep I’m a creeper! 

        • http://www.facebook.com/grc15r Gregory Costa

          Mmmm.  Something tells if you find me interesting, you find many things in this world completely fascinationg.  Thanks for umm…checking out my background, though…

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1363230138 Michael Koh

      where did he build the door? no room at his place

    • Jordan

      this is so hipster-y.

    • hedonistrush

      Why can’t he just get a fucking roommate and move into a normal space? Or move into a less hideously priced neighborhood maybe? This is bullshit- I know kids who just graduated with entry level job pay who get a roommate and live like a human being.

      This is depressing, as if I wasn’t depressed enough by the woman in her tiny one. 

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