Friday, October 30, 2015

alternative living arrangements

sfistStep Inside Oakland's Illegal Dystopian Shipping Container Community, Containertopia
"It's pretty much my dream post-apocalyptic cyberpunk setup," says Luke Iseman near his 160-square-foot box home. With a camp stove and a fridge "that's a really simple hack," his miniature shipping container nightmare chamber sits alongside 11 others in a warehouse at an undisclosed location in Oakland. File under: Apartment Sadness?
Bloomberg reports that the 31-year-old cool guy Wharton graduate has been chased from two other locations by the authorities. But, like an idiot, Iseman has no plans to give up. “I’d rather ask forgiveness than ask permission,” the entrepreneur says in high Silicon Valley fashion.
Iseman rakes in $1,000 a month for each of the 11 structures docked in the 17,000-square-foot warehouse he rents for $9,100. His tenants include a Facebook engineer, a SolarCity programmer, and a bicycle messenger. This, as Iseman calls it, is "Containertopia."

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