This is the story and tour of a reader’s 220-sq.-ft. tiny apartment in Los Angeles.
It’s a small space with an open-layout, 12-ft. high ceilings, and a lovely balcony. It didn’t come with a kitchen, but Paul put a kitchenette together that’s simple, affordable, and functional (see below). What do you think about living tiny and simply in an apartment or studio kind of like this?
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220-sq.-ft. Studio Apartment w/ Balcony in Los Angeles (TOUR)
This is what it looked like on the first day:
This is what the bathroom looked like:
A washing machine was added as well as an Ikea folding drying rack behind the door:
Here’s what it looks like AFTER move-in 🙂
Pretty nice, right? I think it’s a great space!
Pantry and storage area:
At first I was afraid it was too small but jumped in feet first & organized it into functionality.
This is the kitchenette that he added because the space didn’t come with a kitchen…
An evening with the privacy awning setup:
Another beautiful shot of the balcony view
Balcony gardening in LA 🙂
Balcony Farming in LA! 🙂
How he ended up downsizing into this 220-sq.-ft. apartment (story)
I got divorced & I moved 3 years ago from 1100 sqft house on 1500sqft lot to an apartment of 220 sqft. With no kitchen, but it had a balcony ,& 12′ ceilings. The first couple of photos are of the day we went to see it. The rest of the photos are what I transformed it into , a very cozy living space & small balcony farm. Most of the stuff has come from Ikea & Amazon. We spend 88% of our waking hours on the balcony. I grow 3 kinds of lettuce, strawberries, 2 lemon trees, carrots, tomatoes ,basil & flowers. My goal was to see if I could live in a tiny house, make my carbon footprint as small as possible & be more sustainable . I also have an electric car & I love it. I hope you like it.
You can live tiny in apartments too!
I love this story because it proves that you don’t always have to build a tiny house or a cabin or anything to start living tiny, or to downsize dramatically. You can find something that’s already out there! You just have to look. When I asked how he found this awesome little apartment, here’s what he said:
I found the apartment on Zillow. Just put in where I needed to be & the amount of rent I was willing to pay. Then I sorted low to high. I believe No sense in wasting money on a rental & the least amount is better.
Our big thanks to Paul Moulds for sharing!🙏
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