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Could You Live and Work in this Tiny 78 Square Foot Apartment?

Do you think you could live in this 78 square foot apartment?

Meet Luke Clark Tyler. He’s an architect who’s been living in extremely small spaces for a few years.

Two years ago he was in a 96 square foot apartment. In his last move, he chose to downsize even more.

The place is so small that you can barely fit a regular bed in it. So he designed and built his own.

He made it so that it has plenty of extra storage underneath to store winter clothes and tools.

His bed looks a lot more comfortable than your ordinary pull out couch or futon.

Notice on the screen shot below how the mattress is tucked away against the wall on the right.

Tiny Apartment in Manhatten - 78 Square Feet

Here is the bed all set up…

Tiny Apartment in Manhatten - 78 Square Feet

What else could you cram into a 78 square foot space? Well, Luke puts his…

  • clothes
  • plates
  • microwave
  • books
  • spices
  • cleaning products
  • and personal hygiene products

…inside of a built in storage unit.

Tiny Apartment in Manhatten - 78 Square Feet

He also has a mini refrigerator underneath his desk.

The most surprising part is that he works from home as an architect. And I’m adamant about giving up the extra bedroom that I use as an office!

Tiny Apartment in Manhatten - 78 Square Feet

He gets to live in the heart of New York City for $750 per month and has to share his bathroom with three other residents who have similar apartments.

His home is similar to what an extremely small hotel room would be like.

My most interesting take away how cool it is that with today’s technology somebody can live and work in such a small space.

So… Could you live in a space this small? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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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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