Why is the rent too damn high? My rent tripled after moving from Victoria, Texas to Washington, DC in 2012 and I wanted some answers. Then I met Jay Austin and I got the idea for this video. Jay had figured out how to build cheaply in one of the most expensive cities in America. This was too much for the municipal housing authorities, who found his 140-square-foot home in violation the municipal zoning code.
Four years later, in a bizarre twist of fate, Jay and his girlfriend were murdered by ISIS militants while cycling across Tajikistan. The memory of his iconoclastic soul lives on in this video.