A Los Angeles Man Spent 500 Days Secretly Living in His Office Because He Couldn't Afford His Rent

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By Libby Kane

In the summer of 2012, Terry K. rented out his Venice Beach apartment and moved into his office, better able to navigate the elaborate production that was keeping his living situation secret from his coworkers than to pay rent in Los Angeles.

"Terry K." isn't his real name - it's the pseudonym of the writer who tells his story on Salon, a writer who presumably wouldn't want his company to know he used his cubicle as a bedroom for over a year.

Average rent in the Los Angeles metro area is about $1,300 a month, and it's estimated that to buy a median-priced home, you would need an income of $89,500 a year, making the area one of the most expensive in the US.