People in Los Angeles live in stacked pods to afford rent.
In a column for the Los Angeles Times, Nita Lelyveld interviews residents of a pod complex in Hollywood, where people pay up to $945 a month for a sleeping berth. Granted, there's also a trendy co-working space, a trendy Peloton bike, a trendy backyard fire pit to enjoy. Still...
Here’s the catch: Each single-sex unit is designed to accommodate 18 men or 18 women. Each diminutive bedroom with its private bathroom: four to six adults in small, stacked rectangular spaces called “pods” just wide enough for a mattress and high enough to sit but not stand on top of it.
Perhaps not too small for someone like Stephen Johnson of San Antonio, who lives with just 11 things. (But what does he wear on laundry day?)