It’s a simple premise. It’s just a blog about trying to find affordable real estate on Craigslist, both in New York and elsewhere. Each post includes a picture, the rent and neighborhood, and a few key quotes from the listing. Doesn’t seem so remarkable, does it? But it’s the properties he finds that make it extra wonderful.
When he started The Worst Room in 2012, Ryan Nethery once again found himself alternately couch surfing and living out of his car. He had found himself residentially challenged so often, he decided to turn his endless search for an affordable place to live into an art project. The result is a hilarious/depressing catalog of the dregs of New York real estate (with a few non-New York properties contributed by readers).
Since I found this blog two days ago, it has appeared in my dreams both nights. I’m hoping that by sharing it with you, it will leave me alone and let me sleep! (Sorry if I’m passing on the real estate nightmares . . .)