CityMash.com - One of the most common complaints about Vancouver is how expensive renting and housing is – especially in the downtown core.
One Vancouver man decided to take matters into his own hands and create his own little home in a storage unit. Instead of renting an apartment, he chose to rent out a storage unit for $205 a month and then create his home inside. He spent approximately $100 on hardware to create his living space, which had a bed, toaster oven, fridge, filing cabinets, TV, running water, and storage areas.
For him to power his unit, he plugged in an extension cord and ran it from a public hall outlet to his unit. He tried to be as inconspicuous as possible during the day and even though the storage unit attendants knew who he was, he was never caught living there. He also says that he would play TV and music but nothing could be heard from the outside because of the thick walls. Yes, he ended up paying $5 more per month for his extra energy use, but that doesn’t sound like a very bad trade-off when most hydro customers pay at least ten times that.
If you were wondering how he showered and went to the washroom, he ended up buying a gym pass that gave him access to all of their facilities.
The man is no longer living in the unit and he has since found an apartment to live in. Luckily before he moved out, he decided to show us his makeshift storage unit apartment. Check out the video below:
So Vancouver, what do you think? Do you think this man is a genius for finding a work-around to the rental crisis in Vancouver or do you think that he’s a scammer who played the system? Would you ever consider living in a rental unit? Post your thoughts below!