If I live in a tiny, shitty studio, will I hate my life?
August 13, 2014 2:42 PM Subscribe
I've been looking for a new place to live come September 1st for at least a month. I'm very wary of Craigslist roomshares at this point. I'm currently leaving one, and I do not want to deal with another adult who needs a roommate to afford their rent and yet thinks they are the Queen of the Apartment. But the studios I can afford are small and super shitty.
posted by ablazingsaddle to Home & Garden (50 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm really, really sick of bad roommates and feeling like an interloper. ("Why yes, I do need a roommate to afford this apartment. But it's my apartment, dammit, and you must put up with my shit and follow my rules.") I'm sick of cleaning up after someone, I'm sick of dealing with uptight assholes, and generally, I'm sick of roommates.
But I don't make a lot of money. I put in an application for a studio in the crappy, eastern edge of Koreatown. It's a small, basement studio and I'd need to pay for parking in a nearby lot because street parking sucks. The apartment itself has some nice details, and I've heard surprisingly good things about the management company. It's extremely cheap, they allow pets in case I want to get one, and it would be mine. But I'm still worried that I'll hate living in a basement studio near Wilshire/Vermont. I'm looking at some roommate situations, too, but the only ones I've liked haven't chosen me or flaked out for some reason.
Did you sacrifice quality for not having roommates? How'd that work out for you?
(If anyone has any MacArthur Park/Koreatown parking secrets, let me know)!