Man pays $400 a month to sleep in a box

You think New Zealand has a housing crisis – check out what’s happening in San Francisco.

The median rent for a one-bedroom apartment is $3,670 (NZ$5,347.56) a month.

So people are looking at creative ways to live.

From tents to trucks, and now a literal box.

This makeshift bedroom, which its owner prefers to call a pod, is no larger than a wide bookshelf and inconspicuously stationed at one corner of an apartment living room in the Sunset District neighborhood.

Its exterior resembles a large crate, while its inside houses a twin bed, a fold-up desk and some LEDs.

At 2.5m long and 1m tall, the wooden box requires Peter Berkowitz to duck to get inside, but he said that his new home is “honestly very comfortable.”

Berkowitz moved into the box two weeks ago, after an attempt to find affordable housing in the city proved futile. Fortunately, he had “very generous” friends who allowed him set up “this contraption” in their living room.

He pays $400 ($582.84 NZD) per month for rent and has full access to the amenities. Constructing the pod cost $1,300 (1,894.23 NZD).

Berkowitz said the most difficult part so far has been perfecting a method for putting his pants on without standing up.

(Courtesy of Peter Berkowitz)

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caitlyn
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caitlyn

what but the inside is cool.

Alexa
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Weird

Jeff
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Jeff

Wow! That’s AWESOME!!!!!πŸ™ƒ

illuminati
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illuminati

This man is really… just… I have no words. This should be on ridiculousness

a person
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a person

that crazy

Mmbo
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Mmbo

What 😱

Poppy
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Poppy

Wow that is quite sad, it just shows you how lucky we are😿

Paije
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Paije

This is how lucky we are πŸ™‚

Duncan Jarm
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Duncan Jarm

Nice in the inside not nice on the outside

angus
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angus

very sad

Krisha
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Krisha

that’s cool

Komaldeep
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Komaldeep

It’s looks not cool from the outside but it’s cool from the inside πŸ˜ΆπŸ˜ΆπŸ’€πŸ’€

xander
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xander

thats probly less money than he pays than we pay a month

doombringer!!
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doombringer!!

what in the world? ( Ν‘Β° Κ–Μ― Ν‘Β°)

HDGamerMC
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HDGamerMC

Cool Inside

jayax
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jayax

thats very sad i don’t get why they can’t make cheaper little houses.

taine
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thats rats

me
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awesome house

luke
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WOW thats a very big waste money to sleep in a good box it should only be 25 bucks or maybe less.

AJ rules
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AJ rules

that would annoy me having to pay that much just to sleep in a box!!!i’m sorry for you buddy. :(…..

pankakes
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this is so cool πŸ˜€ but it also looks a bit confined i would hate to be that guy but claustrophobic πŸ˜› lol

flynn
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i would live there

Savannah Ellis
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Savannah Ellis

I understand houses can be expensive but paying for a box to live is a bit extreme to me anyway!

Jeffrey The Watermelon
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LOL that would be an awesome place to put in a tree as a tree house lol lol

Lily Torrie
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Lily Torrie

does the box have power?

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