Satirically placed “For Rent” signs mock insane San Francisco housing prices [5 pics]
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.
Studio Loft – $3000
Government housing. Section 8 OK! Studio loft with vaulted ceiling!
Cozy “Studio” – $4100
Daily housekeeping included! .83 SQ. FT.
Studio Container – $2000
All the rage, modern container living right in SOMA! Studio container with open floor plan, built-in bench and rooftop garden.
Basement 1 BR – $3500
Spacious basement apartment. Classic architecture; very Romanesque and gothic! Arched interiors!