It’s like Grand Central Station in here!
Blog Guy, I have to tell you I’m getting sick and tired of commuting, especially the 45-minute drive just to get to the train! I’m at my wit’s end. Are there any alternatives?
Yes. A growing number of commuters are giving up their houses, and renting living space at train and subway stops, as you can see here at the home of Herb and Bonnie Portmore, who now call a Paris metro station home.
How can they live like that? Do they like it?
Well, they do admit it was hard to arrange their furniture with tracks in-between, and that their new lifestyle has a few more drop-in guests than they’d like….
But the upside is, they’ve saved lots of money by not needing curtains or lawn care, and they haven’t been late for work since they moved in.
Amazing! Do they live by themselves?
Sadly, yes. Bonnie’s late brother was living with them, but he got up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, and what with the electrified third rail and everything….
Ouch! You know, actually I’m supposed to go to Herb and Bonnie’s for dinner on Saturday. What sort of gift do you take to people who live in a subway?
Oh, just a small token….
A commuter sits on a couch at a metro station in Paris March 10, 2010. A home furnishing company placed its products along a central Parisian metro platform on Wednesday as an advertisement. REUTERS/Thomas White