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