Americans’ biggest expenses are the ones to cut back on: housing, transportation, and food.
Above is a rendering of micro-apartments being stacked in NYC, which Pop Up City notes will occur this spring. We’ve written about these micro-apartments before—they’re meant for singles earning less than $77K a year and mirrors the kind of small, modular housing found in dense cities like Tokyo. Only 55 micro-units will be available for rent once this project is completed.
Choice quote: “This is a bathroom and a home office.” Very efficient.
We are a country of selfies and self-loathing, lottery tickets for the poor and mega mansions for the rich.
Chris and Malissa Tack didn’t want to pay $1,200 a month to rent an apartment anymore, so they decided to build their own solar-powered tiny house for $32,000 on a plot of land they rent for $300 a month. They even have a little space for their cat. [Thanks Shannon, for the pointer.]