Times are tough and you gotta do what you gotta do - even if that means living in the closet.
Just ask Sergio Santos, an architect with big dreams who lives in a tiny little space.
In order to be able to afford to eat, Santos, who lives in Delray Beach, negotiated with a man to rent out his closet. We won't repeat it again and yes, you read it right. Santos rents the closet for $150 a month, which is a steal, he told the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
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"I pay only $150 a month and I love it," Santos said.
This isn't one of those MTV Cribs "You can fit a family of four in my shoe closet" closets or a "There's a mean witch and a talking lion fantasy land" in the back of a spacious wardrobe.
Santos, who has designed housing projects, high rises and office buildings, retrofitted the tiny quarters to now have a bedroom, office and mini-kitchen. And don't think Santos goes without the pleasures of life. He has cable TV, Internet service, a computer, mini-fridge and a microwave.
The thrifty, extreme makeover cost him $64 using recycled parts. Santos lost his architect job in January and now is a waiter (and a mini miracle worker).
No word on if the 39-year old has chronic back pain or if he can ever use the line, "Wanna go back to my place?"
We wouldn't recommend it.