Bloomberg’s Micro Apartments in NYC

“The Daily News’ Matt Chaban lives with his wife in one of the Bloomberg administration’s 325-square-foot mini-apartments…

“‘My wife and I are intimate again — thanks to the Bloomberg administration’s latest housing initiative.

   That’s not kissing and telling: The missus and I got a chance to spend a night inside one of the city’s new “Mike-ros,” a 325-square-foot studio apartment that the mayor thinks is the future for young urban couples.…'”

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Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

One Response to Bloomberg’s Micro Apartments in NYC

  1. i understand the concept of small living, and applaud the idea, but to me this Bloomberg apartment seems particularly soulless…depressing…uninviting…

    I think that Mr Bloomberg should (with his chosen "other")live in one of these (with NO staff/maid/etc) for six weeks. maybe he would conceive of something more palatable…Mr Bloomberg surely does come up with a lot of "ideas"…i'm just thinking he should try them out personally, for some goodly length of time…and give paid leave to his gardner/maid/cook/security force etc…Give them all a entirely new perspective..

    so, hoping no one is throwing rotten eggs at me….?

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