Faced with a housing shortage and skyrocketing rents, last week the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved legislation that would allow up to 375 micro-apartments. The apartments can be as small as 220 square feet, house a maximum of two people, and must include a separate bathroom (the kitchen can be part of the main living area). They are expected to rent for $1,300 to $1,500 per month (a San Francisco studio apartment currently costs about $2,000). The apartment in the photo above is a 285 square foot unit at Smartspace in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood.
photo by Alex Washburn/Wired