City Living: Millennials Are Making It Happen, And This Is How They’re Doing It

This Bay Area Woman Lived On A Sailboat

The Bay Area in Northern California is full of expensive apartments outlined by the picturesque shoreline. You know what’s cheaper than apartment space? Marina space. Sarah Patterson, a 24-year-old living in the Bay Area, took matters into her own hands to combat soaring housing costs. Like many millennials, she found her first city dwelling on Craigslist. It just wasn’t a real apartment. Patterson purchased a sailboat and spends between $250 and $1,111 to dock it at the marina (with some additional fees for actually living on board). With the average one bedroom in San Francisco costing an upwards of $3,000, Patterson saves thousands.