Micro-Apartments are usually 400 square feet or less as compared to an average studio apartment in San Francisco is 500-600 square feet. The demand for micro-apartments is due to lack of space to build new housing, influx of people (especially the young) coming to fill tech jobs, and high cost of rents even for micro-apartments. this also impacts how cities accommodate for micro-apartments in that there is integration of the actual apartment space with open, urban space.
A person now views their apartment as their sanctuary space whereas open public spaces, streetlets and the like becomes their ‘living room’ of sorts. Builders are making the micro-apartments seem bigger with letting more light in via bigger windows so that there is a sense of a more open space than what it really is.
In San Francisco, you can visit these properties that offer micro-apartments:
• 38 Harriet Street
• Hayes Valley