How and why to live in a small (8x10) room.

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  1. mehhhh

    mehhhh Senior member

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    Thinking about moving into what is essentially a repurposed upstairs closet/study at the end of this Summer.

    I know this seems crazy, but I think I can pull it off. Here are the positives:
    -Rent is $200/month - I'd save $182.50 a month vs. where I live now.
    -Great location- right in Columbia's bar district where I work and 4 blocks from the campus where I go to school.
    -Live with two good friends
    -The rest of the house is nice and large.

    The only disadvantages vs. where I am living now:
    -No garage
    -Tiny Asian sized cube room
    -Split a bathroom 3 ways.

    I also get an upstairs closet for clothes and stuff.

    Could you pull this off? If so, how?
     


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    Xericx Senior member

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    It'll be actually cool to make it nice. Small living is very interesting to me (i.e. apartmenttherapy.com )
     


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    -Live with two good friends
    -The rest of the house is nice and large
    -Split a bathroom 3 ways


    Why not just commit some minor offense and ask to be let out every day to attend class?
     


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    L.R. Senior member

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    This is a solid idea, and have lived with multiple people before. Do you have a larger common purpose room? As long as you have a place to sit down and talk to people, watch TV and entertain guests, a small cheap bedroom is ideal. There's only 2 things needed to be done in it, and neither require an audience.
     


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    Pilot Senior member

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    8x10 is a smallish bedroom, but i see no reason why it isn't doable. Living is small places is kind of fun.
     


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    Just make sure that it isn't painted some weird color that will make you feel like the walls are both simultaneously closing in on you and pushing away from you.
     


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    Are you living with room mates in your current spot?
     


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    StephenHero Black Floridian

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    I believe in you. 75% of the earth's population gets by in the same condition. I, too, think you are capable.
     


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    StephenHero Black Floridian

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    Do you guys think I could live on a rice based diet?
     


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    Stephen, you are one judmental mo-fo.
     


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    StephenHero Black Floridian

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    Do you guys think I could get by driving a Toyota Camry? Most people would probably die of embarrassment, but I think I could.
     


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    Do you guys think I could live on a rice based diet?
    No. That is clearly impossible. OP: Duh, you're in college shared housing w/ a small bedroom is pretty standard. Didn't you ever live in a dorm?
     


  14. mehhhh

    mehhhh Senior member

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    Yeah, I've lived in dorms. Yeah, I drive a 15 year old Buick. Yeah, I eat a whole lot of rice.

    This room is just absolutely tiny. Fortunately there are a couple of large rooms downstairs and it retains the dishwasher/washer/dryer trifecta that I am accustomed to. Cute neighbor girls, too.

    At this point I've decided that I'm gonna live there. Anybody ever slept on a futon for an extended period of time?
     


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    Anybody ever slept on a futon for an extended period of time?

    Don't do it. You will seriously f up your back.
     


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