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Her Tiny Cube Home in Santa Monica

Sung lives in Santa Monica, California in a cube-like backyard cottage that she rents for $1,600. While that price might seem staggering, it’s less expensive than any other rental in the area, and a huge savings from the $4,500/month she spent while living in NYC. Moving to the West Coast has helped her save significantly, and she loves the outdoor patio space she has in her new place.

The modern tiny home has a bedroom cubby, 3/4 bathroom, and a micro kitchen. She cooks most of her meals outdoors, which is possible because of the gorgeous year-round weather! Check out her sleek space in the video below.

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Saving Big Moving Out of Her NYC Apartment

Her bedroom is on the left, and the bathroom is on the right.

Here’s her office and hanging clothing storage.

She has a full-sized bed.

VIDEO: Life in a micro studio! From NYC apt to California Tiny Home


  • Sung needed a change and was spending $4,500/month on her apartment in NYC and still traveling back and forth to the West Coast frequently
  • She decided to move all her operations to Santa Monica, and found this parking-spot-sized cube home to rent for $1,600
  • The 140-square foot space has a bedroom, bathroom and living area with a kitchen and office space.
  • Because there’s no cooktop inside the house, she primarily cooks on gas outdoors on her patio area.
  • Most of her clothing is rolled and stored under bed, but she also has a rack to hang some items next to her office.

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Natalie C. McKee

Natalie C. McKee is a contributor for Tiny House Talk and the Tiny House Newsletter. She's a wife, and mama of three little kids. She and her family are homesteaders with sheep, goats, chickens, ducks and quail on their happy little acre.

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