Ready to jump into the Millennial lifestyle? Why rent a whole apartment when all you need is a bed?
With a hostel-like set up where one has the access to a bed and the communal spaces in the building, Podshare provides a space for those who want to “focus on their startups and experience something new.”
You’ll get a hand-built, high-end bunk bed complete with your own flat screen TV and night light, together with a community to socialize with, for just $1,200 a month in San Francisco. That’s a little more than the average monthly rent of an apartment in the rest of the country. What more can you ask for?
Podshare founder Elvina Beck explains:
Podshare is a byproduct of high rents. My solution to the rising prices in neighborhoods I’ve wanted to live in was a simple math equation. Add up the rents, utilities, staffing costs and divide. But not by the traditional 2-3 but by 10 so that the price is affordable for all. I take on all the risks with the leases, maintenance and insurance in my name and remove the burden of security despots which was hard on me after the 2010 economic turn. I don’t build a PodShare in a place that I don’t want to live in, and where rent is affordable. Breaking up the payments with nightly and weekly stays allows folks to afford staying – whether it’s because they are paycheck-to-paycheck, don’t yet know if co-living is for them, or don’t have a definite date of how long they’re in town for.
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