This man built a bedroom 'pod' because San Francisco housing was too expensive

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Peter Berkowitz

Peter Berkowitz

Hello, Peter Berkowitz

As home and apartment prices in San Francisco have skyrocketed, finding an affordable place to live isn't easy.  

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That's why 25-year-old illustrator Peter Berkowitz decided to get a little creative with his living situation, by constructing a 8x3.5x4.5' "bedroom pod" that costs about $500 to live in per month. 

He originally planned to split a two-bedroom apartment with a friend, but quickly realized that, price-wise, he couldn't make it work. 

"I was far too optimistic at first that we could find a place that wouldn't cost a fortune," Berkowitz tells Business Insider. "It didn't take long to realize that that wasn't a feasible plan though."

That's when Berkowitz decided that he'd construct a pod so that he and his friend could split a one-bedroom instead.

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"Two people looking for a one bedroom apartment makes the city a lot less scary," he says.  

Although he didn't end up living with that friend, he did move ahead with his pod plan in the living room of another apartment

Take a peek inside Berkowitz's interesting digs: