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250 Square-Foot Micro Studio in San Francisco

Guest Post by Maren Kate

You think your place is small? Try our tiny studio on for size!

We are two start up founders who have squeezed into a 250 square foot micro studio in the heart of San Francisco, California. But even though the quarters are close we still really enjoy our small place.

The reason people, like us, get shoehorned into tiny studios is because quality multiple bedroom apartments are very hard to find.

So as you wait for a 2 or 3 bedroom to become available, you crash in a studio for a temporary “quick fix”. That’s what happened with us – and nine months later we’re still here!

We found living in a small studio with a built in loft bed (so there is one bed below, one on top) saved us gobs on rent and acts almost like a college dorm – a nice place to sleep when it’s nighttime, but we rarely spend time in it during the day.

This forces us to spend more time at work, explore the city and socialize – we’ve also become utilitarians about what we “need” to live comfortably versus what we “want”.

I’d suggest everyone live in a tiny house or small studio at some point because it teaches you a lot about yourself and the person you live with, plus it’s a great lesson on why less is often more.

250 square foot Micro Studio in San Fransisco

250 square foot Micro Studio in San Fransisco

250 square foot Micro Studio in San Fransisco

250 square foot Micro Studio in San Fransisco

250 square foot Micro Studio in San Fransisco

250 square foot Micro Studio in San Fransisco

For more of Maren visit her blog Escapingthe9to5.com.

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Alex is a contributor and editor for TinyHouseTalk.com and the always free Tiny House Newsletter. He has a passion for exploring and sharing tiny homes (from yurts and RVs to tiny cabins and cottages) and inspiring simple living stories. We invite you to send in your story and tiny home photos too so we can re-share and inspire others towards a simple life too. Thank you!
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  • sesameB October 31, 2011, 1:45 pm

    Excellent. Just Excellent. I use to live in downtown Hot Springs on chapel Street in a smaller apartment like yours, years ago. I just loved it! My friends called my weebee apartment an envelope. (smiles) I agree with your statement: “I’d suggest everyone live in a tiny house or small studio at some point because it teaches you a lot about yourself and the person you live with, plus it’s a great lesson on why less is often more.”
    Now, I am barefootin’ in rural Arkansas living small in a shed located in a meadow!
    Small is beautiful. Less is more.
    Clutter free, solo & car free by choice living on southcentral sunny ARKANSAS

  • Alex November 1, 2011, 9:52 am

    Glad you came by and left a comment SesameB. Rock on! 🙂

  • sesameB November 1, 2011, 1:56 pm

    Thanks, Alex. Living small and living less for decades have helped me to live more OUTSIDE and being free!
    Barefootin’ in rural south central SUNNY Arkansas, drinking and bathing in water from the natural springs, childfree & solo (by choice), sleeping in my hammock, also and playing in the dirt~
    Sunlight is healing!

  • tom April 18, 2012, 9:53 pm

    it sounds so warm & fuzzy but what is the cost?
    i don’t know of any rental in SF for under $800.&
    that would be a bare room.

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