Would You Live in a Hotel for 10 Years?

Would You Live in a Hotel for 10 Years?

Sarah Rae Smith
Oct 31, 2011

It's no secret that in many urban areas, housing costs can be ridiculously expensive. We're looking at $1,200-$1,700 a month in some cities so living near where you work and having many paid-for luxuries at hand could be beneficial. Would free wi-fi and housekeeping be enough to make you live in a hotel for a decade? It was for Joy Bricker...

A woman in DC has recently moved out of the Marriot hotel she has been staying in for the last 10 years. 10 years people... 10 years. Housing rates were high and she would have paid something equal or greater in rent, so she decided so live at the hotel.

Although you can't exactly customize things to your liking she did add a divider screen to partition off the room into a dining and living area (it also holds family photos) and add small comforts like blankets and throws to make things feel more homey. The only real piece of furniture she added was a chair and she interacts with the staff regularly and even serves them tea.

Joy Bricker loved the free internet, pool, housekeeping and security and only left due to health reasons. You can read more on this story over at CNN. Would you consider living in a hotel? Or does the idea seem to lack a little personality for your style of living? Share your thoughts below!

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