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Open thread: What’s the smallest LA apartment you’ve ever lived in?

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Let’s swap stories!

Welcome to Friday Open Thread, wherein we'll pass the mic to readers to speak up about topics of interest, distress, horror, etc. Have something you want discussed? Let us know.

The high cost of living in Los Angeles can force you into a cramped living situation. For me, it was renting an itty bitty apartment in Santa Monica with no closet or kitchen sink for almost $900 a month. I spent the year trying to erase the smell of whatever I had cooked for dinner from my clothes, which hung on a rolling garment rack in hazardous proximity to the oven.

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I know I’m not alone. And, there’s no better time than Micro Week to talk about the smallest apartments we’ve ever lived in, so let’s start swapping stories.

Did you rent out someone’s living room? Did you squeeze into one of those fancy new micro apartments? Just how tiny was it? What neighborhood were you in? How’d you arrange the space? Where'd you fit your bed? Are you living in a tiny place now—what do you love or hate about it?