square foot apartment. Instead of upsizing with his latest move, he
chose to squeeze himself and his belongings into even less space.
now lives in a 78 square foot shoebox studio. It’s too narrow to fit a
bed lengthwise, but using a bit of plywood and 2x4s he built his own
He keeps his clothes, plates, microwave,
books, spices and shaving and cleaning supplies in a large built-in
cabinet. The rest of his kitchen is a tiny refrigerator that helps hold
up his desk (he works from home as a contract architect).
admits he misses being able to cook a real meal- though he’s vegetarian
so eats a lot of vegetables and nuts and can even microwave eggs- Luke
doesn’t see living small as a sacrifice.
He loves living in the
heart of New York City- his place is in Midtown Manhattan’s Hell’s
Kitchen- and he likes paying just $750/month (cheaper than the shared
housing he could find in the area).