Satirically placed "For Rent" signs mock insane San Francisco housing prices [5 pics] | 22 Words

Satirically placed “For Rent” signs mock insane San Francisco housing prices [5 pics]

By Abraham Piper

Rental prices in San Francisco are ludicrous. It’s gotten bad enough that it is increasingly common for people to rent out their couch or closet space, allowing them to subsidize their monthly rent payment and, in turn, allowing their new co-renter to find a slightly cheaper place to sleep.

In his latest photo essay, photographer Scot Hampton made fun of this predicament by placing For Rent signs on absolutely unlivable public spaces. He even went so far as to actually put an ad on Craigslist, offering a dumpster as a “waterfront condo.” It was not flagged for removal.

Hampton completes the joke with funny captions describing the amenities at these “apartments.” Here is a sampling. Visit his site for the full experience

Waterfront Condo – $5000

Enjoy the sounds and smells of the UN Plaza fountain as you relax in your condo after a hard day of complaining about the homeless.

SF For Rent - 01

Studio Loft – $3000

Government housing. Section 8 OK! Studio loft with vaulted ceiling!

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Cozy “Studio” – $4100

Daily housekeeping included! .83 SQ. FT.

SF For Rent - 02

Studio Container – $2000

All the rage, modern container living right in SOMA! Studio container with open floor plan, built-in bench and rooftop garden.

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Basement 1 BR – $3500

Spacious basement apartment. Classic architecture; very Romanesque and gothic! Arched interiors!

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Visit Hampton’s site for more.

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