I’m posting this video because I’m a huggeeeee tiny home guy. If you’re unfamiliar with the wave that is tiny homes, do yourself a favor and go on a quick YouTube search. There’s just something about the convenience of a tiny home that intrigues me. They’re sleek, modern, comfortable, and can be transported anywhere. HOWEVER, living in a tiny home and living in a storage unit are two vastly different animals.
Which brings us to this dude who spent pulled the wildly creepy/economic move of spending two whole months living in a 10x10x6.
I had just came 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 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. 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.
So, what do we think? Serial killer? Spatial genius? Just a regular hippie? All three? Who knows? All I know is, while I’m allllll about the tiny home life, the storage unit lifestyle is a little too woke for me.