Man turns closet into living space
Reported by: WPTV staff
DELRAY BEACH, FL--Almost everybody has heard the phrase, "Home Sweet Home", but what about "Closet Sweet Closet"?
That's right, Sergio Santos' home is a closet. Five and a half feet wide, by 14 feet long, or 77 square feet, to be exact.
"I was really struggling to pay for the place I used to live. I decided to look for something cheap." said Sergio.
The rent is $150 a month and to furnish his pad, a whopping $64.
"I have just become very well-fitted here," he said.
The "room" is equipped with a small microwave oven and a mini-refrigerator. He shares a community bathroom with other renters on the same property. The closet is part of a living space above a restaurant.
All the work has been done with recycled materials and, upstairs, the loft bedroom.
There was a time when Sergio even questioned himself.
"And I really feel that, Ok, I am not going to survive for too long here. I really thought I was going to give up," he said.
He did not give up, and instead found solace in his humble surroundings.
"That's my apartment. I say 'Yes, that's my New York loft'," said Sergio.
So although small in size, Sergio is thinking of the larger picture.
"That's is all about saving; it's about recycling; it's about optimizing my time."
Sergio is happy, living with just what he needs, making one man's closet, another man's castle.
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