Man Shares How He Lives In His 78-Square Foot NYC Apartment



Tiny homes seem to be one of the hottest trends for the past few years now. From cute Airbnbs to off-the-grid living, going small has been the preferred choice for many. But for others, living in a small space is pretty much the only option, and nobody knows that more than architect Luke Clark Tyler, who lives in an apartment in New York City that's only 78 square feet in size. He also doesn’t mind paying a lot for it. He pays $800 a month in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen, where studios usually average $1,900 per month. It might sound like a lot, but he isn’t complaining. Not everyone agrees that this is a fair price for the apartment, and most people think that he's crazy. Mark Menendez, Director of rentals at Prudential Douglas Elliman, is one of those people. He explained that in that neighborhood the average rental price per square foot in a studio is $72. Tyler is paying almost twice as much at $123.07 per square foot. “I think it’s too high, but again, it’s all relative. Where can you find something for $800 in Manhattan? Location trumps value,” said Menendez. Nevertheless, Tyler seems to be happy in his apartment. Take the full tour of his space in the video below.