Families: How much sqft per person?

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Jan 14 21 Comments

Renters of Blind: How much sqft do you have per household member? (sqft of apartment or house divided by members of household)

my TC: 350ish

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  • That's why it sucks living here. 1%'s or 5%'s thinking 200 sq ft per person is normal.
    Jan 14 0
  • Nissan Krnk
    Southern living, y'all. 3500 sq ft house for 4 ppl.
    That being said, I grew up in a ~600 sq ft appartment, with 2 other people in there it, and it wasn't bad at all, either.
    Jan 14 5
    • Nissan Krnk
      It's not Eastern Europe only - I lived few years in France (Paris region), the apartments there can get pretty tiny! The most extreme I did was sharing a 400 sq ft studio with 2 friends for few months. We were really cramped there!
      Jan 15
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      You’re right, I remember that from visiting families over there, too. I think that might be because the housing stock is much older and a culture that goes with it? Even on the US, average square footage was much smaller. It has increased dramatically. https://patch.com/pennsylvania/hellertown/bp--how-a-right-sized-1950s-home-became-a-tight-fit-in-2012

      Anecdotally, I can never be by myself. When I go into an unoccupied area of the apartment, you can bet that 5 min later all kids roam around me and my wife’s chatting me up 😂. Why get something bigger then?
      Jan 15
  • Grew up in the DC area. 1250 sqft per person. Family of 4. House currently costs $800k in a great neighborhood. Two car garage.

    Currently, 350 sqft/person. Me and SO. LA. Rent is "very reasonable" $2000/month. Average area of the city. One parking space. Feels cramped.

    Used to live in Ohio. 1000 sqft/person. Me and roommate. $800/month. Very fun area of the city. One car garage.

    ....I miss my Ohio house. Cold doesnt matter when you never have to leave. California is fun but the housing situation is stupid.
    Jan 14 0
  • Etsy / Eng codemnky82
    NYers be like 😢
    Jan 14 3
    • Walmart QTFP86
      SF is not same, SF got extra luxury of 💩 and needles decorated streets.
      Jan 14
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      Don’t tell anybody, it’s going to be even more crammed once they find out how fun it is
      Jan 15
  • Google ShakeBake
    If you include the common areas, now we are 500 ft.² per person. If you exclude it, about 300. That 300 number has been approximately constant for me from childhood till now, but the common area-included figure has ranged from 300-900.
    Jan 15 0
  • New / Eng SW daddy
    3600 sqft / 9 people = 400 per person. Would like to increase that tho
    Jan 15 0
  • New / Biz Dev Daal Chawl
    To put it in perspective... In Texas, 800- 1000+ sqft /person is the norm. And if you make more than, umm, 170K/yr, typical house size is 4000+ sqft.
    Jan 14 0
  • Apple / Eng MakingIt
    A tweet told me 800sqft per person is adequate.
    Jan 14 0
  • Oracle intrviewr2
    1055
    Jan 14 0
  • Atlassian / Eng Schnorlaxe
    1650sf, me wife 2 kids, small 4br SFH
    At least with kids, private space matter more than total SF after a point. I'd rather have the extra bedroom than a 3BR with more SF, both kids have their own room and I still have office space and a not-too-comfortable spare bed when we have overnight guests
    Jan 15 2
    • Yahoo FFnl47
      Where at?
      Jan 15
    • Atlassian / Eng Schnorlaxe
      Mid peninsula. OK area but not zoned for one of the better schools in the district. We bought cheap in 09 so even paying for private school we're still ahead of where we'd be moving to a better area.
      Jan 16

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