The micro-housing unit was well-received at the ArchitectureBoston Expo, Hodges said. This led to an opportunity from Boston Properties to create the current display.
In addition to its living space, the model comes with customizable built-in storage areas. (They are visible in the back of this photograph.) “The idea is to create a concept of storage areas, but indicate that these are potentially areas left for the renter to furnish,” Hodges said. All furnishings, in fact, could be left up to the inhabitant in order to keep their rent checks down. “They can go to Ikea, furnish it themselves,” Hodges said. “It adds personality to the space and lowers the rent. All of it came down to how can we lower the rent.”