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Hot Clicks: Man moves to San Francisco, pays $400/month to live in a box

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We've all heard about the ridiculously high cost of living in the San Francisco area but it's still fascinating to actually look at what people are paying for a place to call home in the Golden Gate City. 

The average rent for a one bedroom apartment in San Francisco is over $3,000/month, the average home costs $1.35 million and recently, a "home" deemed the cheapest home for sale in the city was actually a rundown earthquake shelter built in 1906, listed for $350,000. If you look at a picture of it, it looks more like something that could make a great bonfire than a home. 

Not surprisingly, the high prices are causing people to get a little creative with their living situations and for one man, 25-year-old Peter Berkowitz, it means living inside a plywood box in his friend's living room for $400/month.

Berkowitz told Fortune magazine that the key is creating a space that's practical and comfortable. "If you just build yourself a plywood box, it probably isn't going to be that great."

And he really has made the most of his tiny box. He has a bed, a fold down desk, and pillows to act as a makeshift couch... there's even a window to let in natural light. 

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