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You Can Live in a Cage for $1/Night, Obviously in Bushwick

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Say what you will about Bushwick, but it always has been home to some of the city's most affordable real estate offerings, from the four-bedroom school bus to the 30-resident houseboat that docked in Newtown Creek to, now, a $1/night cage in the middle of a performance artist's living room. Shanghai-born performance artist Miao Jiaxin constructed the jail cell and first offered in AirBnB, where the listing was promptly removed. He then moved the operation over to Facebook, where, he tells the Daily News, he has received a lot of interest. Guests who take Jiaxin up on his offer will have to pay $1 per night plus a $300 deposit, and will be required to stay in the cage from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm every day, with no sleeping, internet, books, electronic devices, talking, meditation, or yoga. Inhabitants will be monitored via surveillance cameras that will broadcast a live feed onto the internet. "It's not for fun," Jiaxin told the Daily News. "It's for an experience. More like a psychological New York City experience." He continued, "Everybody is living in a cage." Well, when you put it like that, it is hard to beat the rent.

· Brooklyn artist's jail cell studio renting for $1 [NYDN]
· BOOK NOW: $1 USD / per night - Jail's Seeking Prisoners [Facebook]