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

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  1. dcg

    dcg Senior member

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    Junior year of college I lived in a room that was 6'x9.5'. Bed against the far wall, desk at the foot of the bed, couple of dressers opposite the bed with a tv on top and a very narrow open space in between. It's certainly do-able; up to you if the benefits outweigh the costs.
     
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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.

    this. It seems like a pretty decent arrangement
     
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  4. clee1982

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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?


    slightly worse than what I did in college, but I was pretty broke at the time too (and no car either). If you got to save money, then you got to save money. It's actually not that bad as long as you keep it neat and tidy
     
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    unjung Senior member

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    This is completely normal for a student. It's referred to as "sharing a house."

    Thread I've visited by the OP are two for two tonight.
     
  6. mehhhh

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    Thinking about going with something like this. I don't think sleeping on a massive 10" futon mattress for 6 or 8 months is going to cause me to develop any back problems. Most of the futons I've slept/sat on in the past had weak ass 4 inch lumpy cotton mattresses, this looks like a major upgrade.

    Now that I've gotten over the idea of the tiny room I'm really stoked about moving. I'm getting increasingly tired of living with people who aren't my friends in my current house.
     
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    Xericx Senior member

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    Having a futon as your primary bed is a terrible idea. Even a cheap $200-300 matress will beat the nicer futons. I'd rather sleep on a nice couch than a futon in fact, they all seem pretty stiff/uncomfortable.
     
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    Wait...this is just for the bedroom?

    This is a problem?

    8x10 is not huge but its not so small for a bedroom if the rest of the living space is large.

    For that price why the hell not?
     
  11. HgaleK

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

    You sure? I've been sleeping one for 8 years now. 4 is was on a metal frame, 2 on a wood frame, and now it's just 2 futons stacked on the floor. Got a link so I can look in to this further? I've never had any issues with posture or back pain, but would like to look in to preventative measures for futons just in case.
     
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    You sure? I've been sleeping one for 8 years now. 4 is was on a metal frame, 2 on a wood frame, and now it's just 2 futons stacked on the floor. Got a link so I can look in to this further? I've never had any issues with posture or back pain, but would like to look in to preventative measures for futons just in case.

    There are good futons and there are bad.

    My parents have a futon in the basement that I slept on many times in high school and at one time seriously considered having brought here instead of buying a bed/mattress.

    Crappy futons are terrible but nice ones can be just like a good firm mattress.
     
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    Mine are essentially molded to me at this point [​IMG]
     
  14. w.o.e.is.me.

    w.o.e.is.me. Senior member

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

    also, there is no way to respectfully bring a girl back home to a futon.
    ...it's still a futon.
    charming the first time (maybe).
    but never after that.
     
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    When I first moved to New York I lived in a room that was about 8x10 and I paid $1,000 a month for it. At your $200, that is about right, however you might get a self storage place for that size for about $90. Might want to look into it.
     

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