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Housing-starved cities seek relief in micro-apartments

SAN FRANCISCO — The new apartment on Harriet Street is no wider than most hallways: a thin rectangle of space where clutter can quickly cause chaos.

At about 10 by 29 feet, the room becomes an obstacle course if so much as a pair of boots are dropped on the floor; at night, multiple chairs must be moved to make way for the fold-down Murphy bed. And because the bed rests on the dining table, failing to clear the dishes has dire consequences.

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