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Tiny Micro Apartments in Los Angeles | Secretly Awesome


[MUSIC PLAYING] MARY DURON: Average square
footage is anywhere from 150 square feet to 190 square feet. Rents are starting at $1375
and going up to about $1495. [MUSIC PLAYING] Studio House is a
heritage building, so it is a refurbished building
that our company purchased a couple of years ago. It’s 42 units. We call them micro studios. I’d say you’d probably
compare it to a hotel type situation or a hostel,
but obviously, as you can, see much more hip. It’s small, 150 square
feet, but it’s perfect for me. It’s perfect for one person
that’s working downtown and wants this lifestyle. MARY DURON: The apartment offers
a very stylish Murphy bed. This one is a queen. It gives you the opportunity
to pull your bed down in the evening, and
then tuck it away, which it then converts into a couch. So it’s nice because you’ll
have some living space. We also do offer a tall
table and two chairs in most of the floor plans, as
well as a two burner stovetop quartz countertops, a
television, a nice little sink, and a mini-fridge. They’re small,
but I mean, they’re very well put together, very
well built. They’re brand new. The way that they put the
bed, actually, into the wall is super efficient. MARY DURON: It’s
really everything set. You come in with your
bags and you live. Some of them do have
restrooms within, however, 19 of those 21 on each
floor have shared restrooms. So there’s seven
restrooms on each floor that are serviced every day. We keep the property
in tip top shape. We have housekeeping
here 24 hours a day. We’re catering to really a
lot of different demographics. We have some students
that live here, but then I just have people
that work in downtown and want that convenience of
being able to walk to work. So we do have all types
of people living here. I mean it has
everything that I need. It’s convenient. MARY DURON: This gives
them the opportunity to get a good price on rent
and still enjoy their life. Micro living is just
kind of what I’m used to. [MUSIC PLAYING]

59 Comments

nikeyathepoet .__

Jan 1, 2019, 2:53 am Reply

Lol no

InkDropFalls

Jan 1, 2019, 9:59 am Reply

we call them ..Money …Fat Money …Like we can make twice as many and make way more money than to give them a decent living space …why would you give them decent living space at the lose of money …hell no …money money money….Id rather live in a shed

JayE Gee

Jan 1, 2019, 2:50 am Reply

Shared restroom? Nope.

The Great Hawk

Jan 1, 2019, 4:39 am Reply

What a bunch of shit heads. 13 or 1500-some dollars for that?! Gimme a break

YoungBlunt &Mizguided

Feb 2, 2019, 4:01 am Reply

It’s cute, then I saw $1300.. for that price 🗣 Imma need my OWN bathroom

lndsyvghnbubert

Feb 2, 2019, 5:11 am Reply

A good price on rent, huh? Nothing like sitting on your bed in your kitchen for $1400 a month. I guess it’s all relative.

wanderingraven315

Feb 2, 2019, 11:14 pm Reply

It will be a cold day in hell I spend $1400+ a month for a closet with SHARED bathrooms! This is ridiculous.

Liv Bogle

Feb 2, 2019, 2:53 am Reply

This should be a crime

Ashley Gray

Feb 2, 2019, 4:47 pm Reply

The rent is TOO expensive considering you will be sharing a bathroom. Ridiculous

Pineapple Alchemy

Feb 2, 2019, 4:47 am Reply

I was thinking $900 for my 190sq ft micro studio with my own bathroom and WiFi in Seattle was too much. This is too tiny and definitely not worth $1400. Especially if that’s the starting rate. Puh-lease! But, that kitchen is nice tho. 😏

Kim J

Feb 2, 2019, 2:35 pm Reply

ARE THEY KIDDING SHARED REST ROOMS FOR WHAT THEY ARE CHARGING NOW WAY LOL

Jonathan Ng

Feb 2, 2019, 3:16 am Reply

Is it just me, or does that first resident, Shane, talk EXACTLY like Tom Ford.

Erico Fadel

Feb 2, 2019, 9:27 am Reply

You create the problem (150 sqft rooms) then you solve it with Murphy (foldable) beds and shared bathrooms.

Onlylettuce92

Mar 3, 2019, 5:23 am Reply

FUCKKKKK THAATTT!!!

Marinus Gozewinus

Mar 3, 2019, 1:49 am Reply

kitchem in the bedroom omg

Hayden Rose

Mar 3, 2019, 9:27 am Reply

Im in Dallas TX. I’m about to move into a 500 square foot 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom. Good location, plenty of Stores and restaurants nearby, good neighborhood. For $720 a month.
This right here is a Joke.

DA REAL Johnny Appleseed

Mar 3, 2019, 12:52 am Reply

This is mortgage in the suburbs

Chloe Lorna

Mar 3, 2019, 5:39 pm Reply

Massively overpriced for a room with a kitchenette in a giant house share

wannabe van

Mar 3, 2019, 11:34 pm Reply

ridiculous

Aranyak Maitra

Mar 3, 2019, 7:00 am Reply

Stupid ads.

Dan

Mar 3, 2019, 5:53 am Reply

The residents being interviewed are trying to sell the idea, like they consistently have to validate to themselves they’re not getting scammed.

h k

Mar 3, 2019, 4:32 pm Reply

Hello.hau mach hom ?

Mic Powers

Apr 4, 2019, 3:25 am Reply

Seems like your paying for the location instead of the space because there are studios in LA but not downtown, with way more space for about the same price.

Johanna L

Apr 4, 2019, 11:05 pm Reply

It’s cute But shared bathroom really ?

booboobearbaby

Apr 4, 2019, 6:32 pm Reply

I rather share the kitchen than the bathroom, shared bathroom is GROSS!!

Phi Phi Phi

Apr 4, 2019, 12:27 pm Reply

The couch looks hella uncomfortable, and a shared bathroom (!!!!) Yikes

Localish

Apr 4, 2019, 3:55 pm Reply

Would you live in this micro apartment? Tell us why or why not in the comments below!

Frank Lucero

Apr 4, 2019, 12:38 am Reply

I've lived in apartment where the units had shared bathrooms, but the rent was only $640

Emma Emerson

Apr 4, 2019, 3:47 am Reply

Not cool to share a bathroom all the time..

Ruth Goddard

Apr 4, 2019, 11:51 pm Reply

Yuck

Dabney Jones

Apr 4, 2019, 7:43 pm Reply

This Makes me both mad and sad. Mad because $1300!!!!! and sad becasue it is way too small to live a good life. You are working to pay for a $1300 a month box that you can't even dance around in when the spirit moves you! this isn't right.

Dabney Jones

Apr 4, 2019, 7:44 pm Reply

Seriously, eff this place!

Terry Baby

Apr 4, 2019, 4:50 am Reply

Is that a logical amount for unit in that area, and in line with a starting salary? Wouldn't you need to be earning a minimum of $50,000pa to justify paying that much in rent? Prices vary enormously from place to place, so I have no idea, personally.The size of the room wouldn't be a problem for me if I was young and establishing myself, but the lack of a toilet and shower would.

Il Y Aura Du Soleil

Apr 4, 2019, 10:59 pm Reply

All gender restroom 🥵 …hell, it’s LA

RAINFOREST MINTS

May 5, 2019, 5:46 am Reply

I live in a thousand square foot apartment in OKC OK for literally 600$ what a joke lmfao

CAF

May 5, 2019, 10:30 am Reply

Not worth the price tag, you can get the same for a one bedroom and a bathroom

M Cooper

May 5, 2019, 5:07 am Reply

$1300? Noooooo, not even if it had a bathroom.

Sabo

May 5, 2019, 8:12 pm Reply

Man if they knew how my apartment for 1300.– swiss franks would look like, they wouldn't call this a good price.

Amirah A

May 5, 2019, 2:22 pm Reply

Would rather have private shower/toilet and share a communal kitchen tbh. This is highway robbery.

Frances Sheriff

May 5, 2019, 10:25 am Reply

In Seattle. Lived in a micro studio w/bathroom for $725 all utilities included + wifi. No Murphy bed. I had them take the offered twin and got a loft bed from Ikea about 5ft high. Placed a small sofa with storage under and a dresser of 5 drawers with a tv on it. Removed the closet door and hide it behind the sofa. It was a small place, the bed was so close to the ceiling. But it worked. Was cheap. And a great location. 3 years of that. Was great. I recommend for any first timers getting your own place. Moved out because no utilities were included any longer and price went up $1200. No sir, lets not get too greedy landlords.

Janaka Goonasekera

May 5, 2019, 5:28 am Reply

personal bathroom is a must.

James Forma

May 5, 2019, 9:34 pm Reply

This is a larger size than my apartment and I just posted a video on youtube. I like the apartment in the video as I feel it is more about how the space works than the size!!

just jess

Jun 6, 2019, 1:08 pm Reply

No way that should cost anywhere near that price

Ms. Gaston –

Jun 6, 2019, 7:48 pm Reply

No thanks. Super expensive And still have to share a restroom is all I heard. Shame on these ppl.

missmy420friends

Jun 6, 2019, 3:53 pm Reply

$1375 for 150 square feet?!? They out their damn mind?! Who the hell?!? I know is L.A. but damn

Beverly Wilshire

Jun 6, 2019, 3:29 am Reply

Good price?! ROTFLMAO WTF!

kjenki11

Jul 7, 2019, 9:26 am Reply

$1300+ with shared bathrooms … fuck that !!!!!

viliy0

Jul 7, 2019, 3:16 pm Reply

f that b man

Terry Baby

Jul 7, 2019, 1:00 am Reply

I would want at least a toilet and preferably a shower and basin as well.

Marcus Mack

Jul 7, 2019, 8:00 pm Reply

It is sad and ridiculous that, Americans can no longer afford to live in a decent sized home and although these units are nice but, having to downsize because of cost is unacceptable!

Lali Blackcastle

Aug 8, 2019, 12:50 am Reply

it has to be something in the water that has these fool really thinking this is ok haha

RyanMarie24

Aug 8, 2019, 9:26 pm Reply

Might as well live in a college dorm lol

light brite

Aug 8, 2019, 10:20 pm Reply

I don't want my bed smelling like pork chops tho😒

carla mdonald

Aug 8, 2019, 10:12 pm Reply

I can see this working for someone that didn’t want to commute into downtown LA five days a week. It would only work if; I worked nearby (within walking distance of where I worked), there were plenty of necessities nearby, and I had another place with more spread out space (maybe shared with a roommate) that I could enjoy on my days off. I don’t think I could see this being my only place- in fact I don’t think this [aline] would work for most women. You see they’re mainly young guys living there.

KaWi Reloaded

Aug 8, 2019, 1:00 am Reply

I pay $1350 for a 4 bedroom 2 bath house and I think I’m paying too much lol 😆

Mark Anthony Reyes

Aug 8, 2019, 1:34 am Reply

OH NO!!! YOU GET THE SAME SPACE FOR ABOUT 500 LESS IN NYC!!!

Kay Russow

Aug 8, 2019, 5:10 pm Reply

😳 The price of living in a temporary position is insane. For that price they should have maid service and door attendants. And their own bathroom!
What is the price of a mosuleum there? No TV but the neighbors are quet.

Danny Tourigny

Aug 8, 2019, 1:03 pm Reply

Did anyone else get any Orwellian vibes off of this? Like I mean seriously, that is a seriously positive spin for such an expensive, tiny shoebox of an apartment with SHARED WASHROOM, nope ughhh!

S. Gillespie

Aug 8, 2019, 7:54 pm Reply

How is paying $2000 a month considered "micro?" The whole idea of the original industry was cost effective and energy efficient. Now, like all things it's degraded down to greed and a hierarchy that once again serves elitists attitudes and behavior. Unless that micro unit is on planet Mars that price is ridiculous because nobody should have that much money to pay rent for cubic inches instead of cubic feet.
Be prepared for future living like this. It always starts with the elites and presented in such a way as to be enviable but it won't be for the vast number of people who will be forced to live in small, dirty cramped places. For ordinary mortals there will be no 24/7 house keeping. This trend can stay with the "elitists" because sane people won't want to be packed in like sardines. They won't have the income to just take a plane to unwind.
Don't be mesmerized by "chic!" It's code for mo money mo money mo money!

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