Tiny Berkeley studios command huge rents



Don’t want a roommate, but can’t afford a one-bedroom?

This situation, for renters, means the hunt for a studio apartment is on. But in Berkeley, that can be an expensive endeavor. In this city, apartments as small as 250 square feet rent for $1,500 a month. Prices go steadily up with each added square foot: By the time you get to 525 square feet, you’re looking at $2,713 a month.


I went to that Berkeley inlaw conference awhile back after taking care of my Oakland property. Man, the place was overflowing with folks interested in building inlaws and the such for presumably extra income or personal use. It makes perfect sense to me.