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Where Micro-Apartments Loom as Next Big Thing in Renting

SEATTLE -- Aaron McConnell doesn't mind sharing a kitchen with seven neighbors. He's fine in living quarters with just enough room for a twin bed, a corner desk and little else. Closets? Forget about it -- he stores his clothing and other possessions on shelves and hooks. McConnell's small-scale home life is part of a... Continue Reading »

Yep, It Can Get Smaller: A 130-Square-Foot Apartment in Paris

Like many of you, we're obsessed with tiny homes. New York City microstudios measuring 325 square feet, San Francisco apartments at 160 square feet -- good things come in small packages, we say! And just when we thought it couldn't get any smaller, we saw this: A teeny, tiny 130-square-foot apartment in Paris! Though... Continue Reading »

Tiny House for Sale in Arkansas Has Everything but Room

We thought New York's 325-square-foot apartment was small. Then, San Francisco came out with a ridiculously minuscule 160-square-foot apartment. Now there's a 128-square-foot house for sale in Dover, Ark.? How low can you go, people? Despite its size, we'll admit that this tiny house perhaps boasts everything that you... Continue Reading »

NYC's Amazing 'Transformer' Apartment Puts 6 Rooms in 1

We've seen the way New Yorkers cram their stuff into tiny shoebox apartments (325 square feet, anyone?) and call it "shabby chic," but we've found a cooler way to maximize your space. This apartment in New York City's SoHo neighborhood may only be 420 square feet -- but you'd never know it, thanks to its innovative... Continue Reading »

Tiny Homes That Feel Bigger Than They Really Are

By Deirdre Sullivan Small is the new big. But if you think a tiny home would crimp your way of life, check out these videos. We found three weensy abodes that feel like much larger homes. The trick is that each micro-living place maximizes space to compliment the resident's lifestyle. 1. A home that doesn't skimp on... Continue Reading »

A House That's Only 1 Square Meter

You could have your very own house to stay in for the cost of a little more than $1 a night! What? You think there's a catch? OK, there is: The house is only a cozy 1 square meter large. The aptly named "One-Sqm-House," designed by Berlin-based architect Van Bo Le-Mentzel, features a lockable door, a window and comes... Continue Reading »

Artist Makes Luxury Home in a Dumpster

The first time we saw this, via Curbed, we weren't sure it was for real. Maybe this Berkeley dude was having us on, we thought, or making an elaborate point about the current state of the housing market. But artist Gregory Kloehn sounds pretty serious when he explains why he built a luxury residence in a dumpster. "I was... Continue Reading »

Teenager Builds 130-Square-Foot House for College

As small homes go, we've covered everything from shotgun shacks to disappearing lofts, big city closets to itty-bitty bungalows. But in the annals of tiny home lore, 16-year-old Austin Hay holds his own special place. The industrious teenager spent his summer vacation building a 130-square-foot home on wheels, which he... Continue Reading »

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