If you currently live in a big city and your last name isn’t Hearst or Rockefeller, there’s a good chance that you already live in a box — a really expensive box, at that. For me, I can’t tell you how many times my parents tell me the type of house I could afford in my hometown for the same amount I’m paying each month in rent in Los Angeles. (Hint: The same mortgage could probably land me a 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom abode with a screened-in porch and fenced backyard. I looked it up on Howard Hanna and nearly choked on my second cup of coffee.)
With that in mind, it’s no wonder so many people are embracing the pre-fab lifestyle by bucking money-saving traditions of fourth-floor walk-ups and random Craigslist roommates in favor of a true hybrid way of living. Not only does it save a shit-ton of money and space, but I’m guessing it decreases your carbon footprint by, like, generations. Still not convinced? Then take a look at what some talented and resourceful individuals made into a home by using a $2k portable storage unit as their framework.
If anyone needs me, I’ll be on the phone with PODS. [APlus.com]