Imagine living in less than 400 square feet of space, and paying top dollar for the privilege.
While hard to believe, it's becoming the norm for renters in cities across the country such as Boston, Seattle and Washington, D.C. In key metropolitan markets, those places certainly don't come cheap: In San Francisco, rent can run as high as $1,700 a month.
"It's a national issue where there's a housing shortage in dense cities, and there's just an overall general desire to live in cities," explained nArchitects Principal Mimi Hoang.
New York City, which has prohibited developers from building such tiny apartments since 1987, is looking to hop on the trend with its new My Micro NY apartment complex, which nArchitects will design.