“It is crazy, but only crazy to the extent that the housing market is crazy.”
That’s Peter Berkowitz on the very right of this photo with some friends. He’s a 25-year-old freelance illustrator and a new resident of San Francisco’s Sunset District.
Berkowitz was a cook in New York City's Flatiron District before he moved to Oakland, California, in 2015 to pursue a career in illustration.
He set out on an apartment hunt with a friend and was immediately struck by the all-too-common San Francisco real estate dilemma where a place might have a huge living room, but not enough bedrooms. So he decided to build a bedroom, or pod, of his own.
« It seemed to be something where I could do it cheaply enough and actually make a space that I enjoy living out of, save money, and I wouldn't have a subsequent drop in quality of life, » Berkowitz said. « I think that's how it turned out. »