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Tiny Apartment in New York is just 78-square-feet: America’s Smallest?

I got to show you this apartment back in 2011 when Kirsten visited the tiny 78-square-feet New York apartment and I asked, “could you live and work in this 78-square-foot apartment?” That’s what architect Luke Clark Tyler does. He lives and works here. Spaces TV is calling it “America’s Smallest Apartment.” It’s even smaller than many of the tiny houses on wheels that are normally featured here. Luke’s couch is also his bed. He built and designed it himself so that it makes the space multi functional.

Get the complete tour with Spaces TV. Just click the play button below to watch the video tour and interview with Luke, who lives and works out of the micro apartment in Midtown Manhattan.

America's Smallest Apartment Photo by SpacesTV

Photo Credit SpacesTV/YouTube

I encourage you to watch the 2:57 video tour and interview below:

Photo source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m94dizzZqxE

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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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  • Avatar TomLeeM
    September 23, 2012, 8:57 pm

    How high is the ceiling? Perhaps one could ‘elevate’ the bed to create space under it for a ‘dining area’ or a ‘lounge’ of sorts?

    It would make living in a tiny house look like a mansion. 🙂

  • Avatar Kelli
    January 24, 2015, 2:00 pm

    I think what he said is exactly right. “We adapt to what we have.” It’s really all about attitude. If you are in Manhattan, you know you’re going to live small… his place is just extra small and he had the attitude that the savings was well worth it so he adapted and made it work. Great story!

  • Avatar Tom
    January 24, 2015, 2:09 pm

    There is no way I would live in such a space. A shared bathroom, are you kidding me? If you can’t afford to live in anything better, then there is something wrong with your employment. Maybe this guy needs a real job instead of being “freelance.” If he is freelance he could live anywhere. Why would you choose to live in the most expensive city in the US? I just have never seen the attraction people have to that city. I never appreciated Chicago until I had to go to NYC for biz trips. In my opinion the city is the worst.

  • Avatar Trish
    January 24, 2015, 10:56 pm

    Smaller than my dorm in college & barracks room in the Army!!!!

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