Idiocy Has Become A Cultural Norm
In fact, there are so many people fighting to live in their dollhouse-sized dwellings that New York City has sanctioned its first micro-unit apartment building, to open in 2015, which is nuts. 250 square foot spaces with room for a Murphy bed or pull-out couch and little else. But compared to a real-life 100 square foot
closet prison cell hovel apartment in Harlem, micro-units are the Palace of Versailles, gilded roof and all.
What do people who are so mind-reelingly desperate that they're living in 100 square foot apartments look for in a home? "It is just a place to put my bed," one resident said, likening his apartment to a glorified dorm room. While signing a lease on a 100 square foot living space might be the weird equivalent of hitting real estate rock bottom, it's possible to survive with the right gear.