In pricey LA, living with strangers gains popularity

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A shared microwave in a Highland Park house, where 25 people live. Photo by Amy Ta.

As millennials and those in Generation Z continue to move to densely populated urban centers, they’re finding new ways to afford them. That’s why co-living is getting more popular. They’re paying for a bunk bed and maybe a desk, but share a kitchen and living spaces with other strangers looking to save money.