More and more companies are starting to layoff their employees. Earlier this month, Macy’s announced that 10,000 people are going to lose their jobs, Pandora Music reveals that they are firing 7% of their work force, and the hardware store Lowes revealed that they will be decreasing their workforce by around 1%. At the end of the day, many people may be looking for a new job and a small percentage may become homeless.
While, this YouTuber’s solution to rising house costs is not legal, nor living inside a Penthouse apartment, it does show how someone can live in a storage room for only $200/month.
In the video above, YouTuber 007craft nearly built an entire studio apartment out of a 10x10x6 storage unit after becoming homeless. The YouTuber documented his storage unit that he lived in for approximately two months. The unit includes electricity, shelves, and a water system. In a statement, 007craft explains how he made it work.
“Still super small, I managed to build shelves and organize it in a way where everything is accessible. But why stop there! I decided to build shelves and a water system and setup my actual apartment so I could live there,” he explained. “The cost of rent on my unit was $205 a month (which included insurance). A bargain, considering an apartment in the area was $1000+ a month,” he added.
This is not the first time this YouTuber redesigned his living space. Last year 007Craft revealed that he turned his Honda Civic into a home. In the civic he was able to include many amenities with his goal to show people how to live inside their cars.
While the YouTuber no longer lives in the storage facility, he probably could have made a lot of money especially with YouTube’s new feature Super Chat. YouTube’s Super Chat allows for subscribers to pay money for their message to be featured during a live-stream. The feature is expected to increase engagement between YouTubers and their fans.