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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/28/2005 7:10:25 PM EDT
I saw an ad for a Manhatten apartment that was 150 square feet. That's the size of a horse stall or a chicken coop. It's about the size of my bathroom.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:11:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2005 7:15:49 PM EDT by vanilla_gorilla]
My first apartment was a kitchen, living room and bedroom, less than 200 square feet.


Edit: Believe me when I say you had to step outside just to change your mind.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:13:48 PM EDT
Wow. That's small.

The smallest one I've actually seen was a "Studio/Efficiency" that was one room with a two-burner range and a little fridge under the sink and no bathroom. There were shared facilities down the hall. Still, it was probably 12x20 at least, maybe 12x24. It was $120/month in 1988.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:14:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2005 7:15:49 PM EDT by jcp84]
Does my college dorm count?

My side was about 6x6 ft of walking space. Bed and desk were fixed.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:21:32 PM EDT
I seem to remember a show on Disc/TLC or one of those cable channels about Japan. IIRC, people who lived in Tokyo during the week. Less than 100Sq/ft. From the outside it looked like a motel, but the doors were about 8' apart. Can't imagine how some of the supersizers I see at the all you can eat places could turn around in one of those.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:24:16 PM EDT
In Hong Kong, the poor sleep in bed-sized cages stacked 10 high.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:25:33 PM EDT
I have lived in extremely small apartments (Brazil) My favorite was the one where the shower head was directly above the toilet and the mirror was also in front of the toilet. It did save quite a bit of time though, you could shit, shave, and shower all at the same time. True story.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:28:31 PM EDT
The hotel that we stayed in Japan was TINY! It had a twin sized bed with about 2 feet of clearance of 3 sides. The foot had about 3 feet with one of those folding suitcase holders place in it. That was your closet. The other side had a sink and mirror. All that for $150 a night. You did have a window.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:30:17 PM EDT
I lived in a sub 400sq. ft. house with two other people and two dogs for a year.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:31:49 PM EDT
350 sq ft

Off Sistrunk in Ft Lauderdale. Yes Sistrunk. Not a good place for a white boy to be living. I lived there for a week. Neighbor got blown away while we played D&D one night. Cops kept knocking wanting us to talk. We sat on the floor with the lights off. "we aint heard nuthin"
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:36:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2005 7:38:14 PM EDT by Backstop]
I lived in Kelsterbach, GE in 78-80.

My apt was about the same as V_G's - living room, kitchen, and bathroom.

Had to push the dining room table into the patio windows to have room to open the couch up for sleeping.

Had a shrunk that looked like it belonged to the dining table, and people would comment on the nice china cabinet. Damn, folks - that was my closet.

Damn I miss that place. I could get to work faster by taking the train and a bus than I could by driving.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:37:37 PM EDT
I saw a 400 year old house in london that was maybe 5x20 feet. Apparently this is because owners used to be taxed by how much streetfront property they had.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:40:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
I saw a 400 year old house in london that was maybe 5x20 feet. Apparently this is because owners used to be taxed by how much streetfront property they had.


Hahahaha.

I could just imagine the guy that built the house trying to convince his wife it was a good idea.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:42:32 PM EDT
I had a sales guy in HK with a 2 br apartment overlooking Repulse Bay. I was paying 12000 usd a mo for it in 1998. He moved to the mid levels in 2001 same sized apt only 8500 usd a month. USA rents are still a score.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:45:33 PM EDT
I used to live in a two-room apartment
Neighbors knockin’ on my wall
Times were hard, I don’t wanna knock it
I don’t miss it much at all

Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:49:04 PM EDT
sqrt(150)=12.2474
sqrt(200)=14.1421

This is the length of the walls if the room is perfectly square, with no walls.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:52:52 PM EDT
My dorm room Freshman year.

7 feet, 2 inches by 13 feet 9 inches.

And I had a roommate. . . .
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:58:52 PM EDT
The troop berthing area of the USS Tarawa for six months was small, but still nothing compared too a submarine.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:17:57 PM EDT
The back of a SUV for weeks on a X-C trip. FUN if you plan it! Planned it that way, 45samiches, 10gallon water dispenser, 20 lbs of oranges and apples.Granola bars @ 16 for a 5spot.CCod chips....mmmmmmmmm... .thatsliving Apartments could be the size of 2 double beds.Each floor communal head, or worse. People in this country are raised diffrently, many otherwise intrinsic perks!.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:29:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
I saw a 400 year old house in london that was maybe 5x20 feet. Apparently this is because owners used to be taxed by how much streetfront property they had.




In St.Louis they used to tax by the shape of your roof. Go to the houses built about 1840-50 and they have a shed type roof. They called them half house or flounders. You paid half the taxes of a same size house with a gable roof.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 3:49:39 AM EDT
I shared a little steel room on the USS Inchon with three other guys for a few weeks. Two sets of bunks, four wall lockers and a desk. Barely enough room to walk between them.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 4:35:36 AM EDT
I had an apartment in NY that allowed me to watch TV in my living room, in bed and eat tater tots out of the oven...at the same time.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 4:50:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By zer04evr:

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
I saw a 400 year old house in london that was maybe 5x20 feet. Apparently this is because owners used to be taxed by how much streetfront property they had.


Hahahaha.

I could just imagine the guy that built the house trying to convince his wife it was a good idea.



Yep, and they were responsible for maintaining the section of street in front of their house.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 4:51:30 AM EDT
10x15 in Japan, had a bath, small kitchen and an area for a closet and room to sleep on the floor.
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 4:54:28 AM EDT
College students in my area used to routinely rent a room with a shared kitchen /bath for an entire floor...I don't know if you'd count the bedroom alone or the shared areas as well, but some of those rooms were pretty small, what with the buildings having been chopped up old single family homes.....
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