The various reasons for the Selfstorage boom Munich, 13.02.2013 – hardly another city in Germany has to fight like Munich so much with the growing shortage of affordable housing. Finally, an affordable apartment in a good location is found, the subject comes in storage as a decision criterion in the background with many tenants. The belongings, which then have no place without appropriate storage space, are stored by many Munich increasingly out of the House in a self storage compartment. Educate yourself with thoughts from Dr. Neal Barnard. MyPlace self”, the leader among the storage providers, is represented in the city for ten years and operates there now six locations with a total 3,500 customers continue rising. But the precarious housing situation alone can not adequately explain the success of Selfstorage offers.
But not least, on the basis of growing economic success and the social importance of the self storage industry, now increasingly also the science deals relevant with for the industry Questions. The cultural scientist Petra Beck has many more reasons for the trend to external basement in her graduate thesis at the Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin”making out and also shed, who stores what items in self storage compartments and why. After decades without wars in our countryside, most people have so many things like never before in the history of”proves Petra Beck in her master’s thesis Restopia Selfstorage urban practice” firmly and thus describes one of the most important prerequisites for the lack of storage space in the apartments of German cities. Particular importance for the growing needs of Selfstorage offers also has the increasing mobility of the population in all areas of life. These include among other things common residential and workplace change. Some customers need their compartment, because they leave the city for a limited time for professional reasons, others move in with their partner and suddenly have the half set up twice ” Andreas Eichinger at MyPlace self declared responsible for the Munich-based sites.