It’s something we’ve all thought about, but never had the guts/capabilities to do: living in a storage unit. Residing in London, I could only dream of living in a space that costs me £200 per month, but a man who goes by the name ‘007craft’ was ballsy enough to make this a reality. Here’s his story:
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I had just come back from hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and found myself homeless. I had given up my apartment to go hike and now that I was back I wanted to turn my car into a livable space. I eventually did that … but found I still needed access to lots of stuff from my storage unit which was 6x4x10 and everything was just jammed in there. I figured there had to be a better way. I scoped out a 10x10x6 unit and moved all my stuff inside. Still super small, I managed to build shelves and organise 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. I was moving in! I ended up living in the unit for around 2 months. I only spent around $100 making the space as efficient as I did, mostly because I already owned so much hardware. 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. I made this video showcasing my work/unit.
Looks pretty cushty right? Only question is, where the fuck does he shower? Perhaps he just lives off of festival washes.
For more reasons on why you should go and live in a storage unit, click HERE.