While we’re no strangers here to tiny spaces, this crazy 4-story micro apartment in Tokyo is something totally new! The apartment consists of 4 stories — two of which are a micro wet-bath and a twin-sized loft area. The other two stories are just 6.5 feet x 6.5 feet and act as the kitchen and living room/entryway.
The temperature difference between the top story (loft) and the bottom (bathroom) is quite remarkable, meaning you could adjust your sleeping area based on the weather outside. There is a built-in tiny kitchen with a hot plate, sink and mini fridge, and even a root cellar! What do you think?
The Saudes were tired of their city lifestyle and ready to get out to the country, where they would have outdoor space for a garden. So they decided to build their own tiny house on wheels! The main accent color for the home (tiles, cabinets, and exterior paint) is a brilliant teal-blue color.
They have a fireplace with a built-in bookshelf, a spot for a keyboard, a spacious 5-foot shower stall, and both a pollinator and food garden right outside their door! What do you think of their design? The couple now designs and builds tiny homes as a business, and a replica of their “Duchess” is for sale.
Architect Kumiko Ouchi wanted to transform her partner’s 1970s apartment into a truly beautiful and functional space. She did an excellent job hiding anything unsightly while still including the necessary things (kitchen electronics, books, a litter box) in her overall design.
By taking out the walls in the apartment and removing a bedroom, she was able to create an open concept space with a large kitchen that still afforded privacy in the bedroom and bathroom. The hallway doubles as office space, and there are two beautiful balconies for plants.
When dealing with a compact space, finding ways to hide your stuff is of utmost importance. While open-concept shelving has really taken off lately, Mark Langen shows how creative hidden storage can allow for clean lines while still keeping the space visually open.
This apartment hides a shower behind a wall, spices and jars in the backsplash, and a mini bar in the most unpredictable spot. Oh, and there’s even office space in the super-neat table! Let us know what you think.
While most people choose #vanlife or #boxtruck life so they can travel the country and get to hard-to-access outdoorsy spots, Jason built out his box truck so he could fly under-the-radar, live in the city, and not pay rent while going to grad school.
From the outside, Jason’s truck looks like another utility truck, complete with a high-viz vest tossed up on the dash. But on the inside, you’d think this was a sleek city apartment with a high price tag! He has a great kitchen and giant desk area — and he’s never gotten a “knock” on his truck door!
Architect Matthieu Torres and his partner were looking for an affordable place to live in Paris, but all they could find was a dingy, dated apartment. Yet, they saw the potential!
They removed the walls and drop ceiling, added skylights and a bathroom, and created a spacious kitchen where they could cook together. His girlfriend’s family worktable has become a perfect spot for entertaining.
Enjoy the video tour and stunning before and after below!
Michelle got in touch with us wanting to show off her bold and beautiful apartment style. Many of us are still working remotely due to the pandemic, and just because you live in a tiny apartment rather than a “tiny house,” doesn’t mean you can’t make your apartment your own.
She describes her style as a blend of old Cornish cottage style, Japanese style, Latin style, and Scandinavian style. The result is a totally unique and cozy home. Michelle hopes sharing pictures of her space will inspire you to make the most of your apartment, too!
We see plenty of comments from people new to the tiny house movement, who wonder what’s so different about living in a tiny house instead of the tiny apartments they’re accustomed to. This article by Monica Humphries explains it so well! While small spaces have always been around, they aren’t all designed well to maximize space and efficiency.
A well-designed tiny house, like the BOHO model by ESCAPE that Monica stayed in at Think Big! Tiny House Resort in South Cairo, New York, doesn’t leave any space underutilized, and that makes all the difference! Monica also mentioned that the large windows and nature views added to the peace and comfort of the tiny house.
Even though her NYC apartment is about 500 square feet (shared with a roommate), in the end Monica said she could see herself living in just 110 square feet by herself quite easily. Read the full story at Insider.
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