Cozy, and illegal, Paris apartment measured less than 17 square feet1/19/2013
It's fun to think back to your first shoebox apartment and reminisce about how you ever managed to live in such a cramped place. But we bet it was still bigger than this Parisian apartment. A 50-year-old man in Paris who is only known as "Dominique" had been paying $442 a month to live in a 16.8-square-foot apartment (1.56 square meters) that featured a skylight and a slanted roof that made it impossible for a person to "stand correctly." The landlord is facing a court date as the legal minimum size for an apartment in Paris is 9 square meters. How did Dominique deal with his home's small size? "I come home. I go to bed," he said. [Source]
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Intolerable or a bargain?