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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.

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Spices Hidden in the Backsplash & Other Seamless Storage

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Images by Mark Langen

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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!

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He’s in Grad School in the City Rent-Free!

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This is a tiny luxury apartment in Tokyo, Japan shown by Tokyo Lens/YouTube.

It’s a video tour of what is possibly Tokyo’s smallest luxury apartment. According to the video, it’s part of an initiative to develop more affordable housing in the area. What do you think?

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Tokyo’s Tiniest Luxury Apartment

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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!

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Affordable Renovation of 344sqft Paris Apartment

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Images via Never Too Small

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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!

Check out the photo tour below.

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Apartment w/ Cornish-Japanese-Latin-Scandinavian Flair

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Images from Michelle

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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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Why Tiny Houses Are Better Designed Than Most Apartments

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Images via Monica/Insider

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This is a small loft apartment in Los Angeles, California. It looks like the perfect place for a visit to Hollywood, doesn’t it? Yes, it’s available via Airbnb.

I also really like the studio layout. If you’re interested in downsizing to a smaller space, but are not quite ready for a tiny house, a studio apartment like this could be a great transition. Have you ever considered a studio kind of like this? What’s your favorite city?

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Studio Apartment with Hollywood Views in LA!

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Images via Jeremiah/Airbnb

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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)

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This is the story of a tiny studio apartment with an entire bedroom that descends from the ceiling. It’s actually quite incredible!

With this furniture technology, you can utilize your ceiling space to more than double the usefulness of your current space, all while making it tidy. This is pretty amazing!

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Studio apartment with descending bedroom

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