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Tiny Bedroom Pods

Illustrator Peter Berkowitz is Living in a Pod to Fight High Housing Costs

— March 30, 2016 — Art & Design
San Francisco is known for having an expensive housing market, which is why this creative chose to build a tiny bedroom structure and go on living in a pod.

As a solution to affordable housing, illustrator Peter Berkowitz built a bedroom pod that costs about $500 a month to live in. According to real estate marketplace Zumper, the median rent for a one bedroom apartment in the city is $3400 a month.

Living in a pod allows Berkowitz in his roommate to share a one bedroom apartment instead of having to pay for a two bedroom. He simply built his own room instead, which is located inside of the living room.

The pod contains a fold-down desk plus LED and sky lighting. He hopes to sound-proof it in the future.
Trend Themes
1. Affordable Pod Living - The trend of building affordable pod structures could disrupt the traditional rental market by providing innovative low-cost living solutions.
2. Flexible Living Spaces - The trend of flexible living spaces, like pods, could disrupt the traditional housing market by meeting the needs of a more flexible and mobile population.
3. DIY Housing Solutions - The trend of DIY housing solutions, like building bedroom pods, could disrupt the traditional housing market by enabling individuals to customize their living spaces to their specific needs and preferences.
Industry Implications
1. Housing - The housing industry could benefit from the disruptive innovation opportunity to provide more affordable housing options and customize living spaces to meet the changing needs of consumers.
2. Architecture and Design - The architecture and design industry could benefit from the disruptive innovation opportunity to create more flexible and affordable living spaces, like pods, that meet the changing needs and preferences of consumers.
3. Real Estate - The real estate industry could benefit from the disruptive innovation opportunity to adapt to changing consumer demands for affordable and flexible living spaces, like pods, and explore new business models and investment strategies to meet those needs.
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