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Manhattan Shoebox Apartment

Here’s another example of learning to enjoy less and having more.  For most, the price is high, but for where he lives, the price is right.  It is very small, but at least he has a home.  Something to keep in mind, for those of you shocked by the size.  😉

3 responses to “Manhattan Shoebox Apartment

  1. Joy September 4, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Wow. Can you even imagine? I can’t even imagine living in NYC. It blows my mind. I’d sure love to go there sometime. I guess if you can, it’s cool. I live on 80 acres so this just really makes me think WOW!! It’s super cute though. Awe dang, now I want to go to NYC.

    I couldn’t imagine living in NYC, but I can imagine downsizing considerably. Ok, maybe not that much, but I love the idea of not being weighed down by all of my stuff and the space it takes up. No matter how much people have, they almost always want more; more than they need. That’s why the business of storage is so big. People have way more stuff than they know what to do with, and while that stuff is in storage, they’re buying more stuff. 😕

    If I ever go visit NYC it will have to be with someone else behind the wheel, if behind the wheel at all (bike, walk, skate???). I would want to be able to soak it all in, up close and personal. With that being said it would have to be a short visit, because I know NYC is a pricey place to visit/stay.

    Honestly, it’s not real high on my list of places to visit. There are a lot of beautiful places to visit across this country, many of which I’ve never seen even in my home state of Arizona. I’ll have to settle for the “around the world tour” on the net. The price is right and there’s always a comfy bed ready and waiting for me. 😉

    Peter Parkour

    • Joy September 4, 2011 at 8:06 pm

      I know what you mean about “things” but I’m such a “thing” lover. I’ve been a collector all my life of one thing or another. I think it’s the hunt I like. I’ve collected thimbles, lighthouses, clocks that tick and now I’m on the hunt for antique lamps. When they were like a piece of furniture.

      As for NYC, I’d just love to see it. So many television shows now are showing more than glimpses other than of the streets. Blue Bloods for example show so many nice things about the city and not just the bad. I’d also like to see Central Park and the boroughs, Park Avenue, Broadway and I’d love to see a play and eat at a really ritzy place. But, alas, it’s something I’ll never do.

      We’re in MN. My dad winters in AZ.

      I used to be a collector of things myself. It’s bound to happen in some form or fashion in a society that conditions you from birth to want stuff: “Gotta keep up with the Jones”. “Don’t want to stick out at school”. “Don’t want to be embarrassed when friends come over”. “Things make me happy”. “Wouldn’t want to look like a poor person at Christmastime”. “My stuff is an extension of who I am”. “I express myself through my stuff”. “My things have sentimental value”. “I was the first one on my block to own a widget”.

      Turns out it’s just a bunch of stuff; distractions from real life. You may remember stuff fondly, but the best memories tend to be of people, places and experiences; not material objects.

      My wife, Bunny, and I (currently) drive for a living. We spent Easter weekend just outside of Minneapolis. On the day of the recent east coast quake, we were on our way from somewhere in Connecticut to Long Island. We knew nothing about the quake until the next day. We do know we don’t want to drive out to Long Island again. It took us nearly four hours to get to New Jersey after our pick up. New York state makes for some beautiful drives, but I can do without the hustle and bustle of the big cities. The same goes for Michigan; beautiful state. We’ll be sure to wave next time we go through Minnesota. There are some beautiful drives there as well. 😉

      Peter Parkour

  2. Nikki September 9, 2011 at 11:43 am

    See, now this seems less desirable than the 10x10x10 place. I might have some claustrophobia issues in this one. It does go to show you, you don’t need all the bells and whistles to simply live. I do prefer simple living, this takes it to the extreme!

    It’s definitely not for everyone, but I would be more than happy with the average sized studio apartment; even with my sweet, loving, angel of a wife squeezed in there with me. That would be simplicity at its finest for me. I do a pretty good job of keeping my life simple, but I’ve still managed to accumulate way more than I actually need. Slowly but surely I’m down sizing.

    Peter Parkour

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