Evaluating the Tiny Life

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Small bedroom Small bedroom (Suzette Pauwels/flickr)

As cities like San Francisco, Boston, and the already crowded New York, are considering lowering the minimum apartment size, we ask: How small is too small. And what are the challenges of tiny living?

Erin Boyle shares a 240 square foot apartment with her fiancé in Brooklyn. Her blog is a guide to survival in a small-scale place.


We asked you to share your house or apartment size and where you live. Here's a map of your responses. 



Erin Boyle

Comments [2]

julianhan from New York

Storage is a premium in a city like New York. Living in small spaces not only takes some creativity but also discipline to keep things tidy. Great NYC Storage Solutions for New Yorkers living in small spaces!

May. 10 2015 05:14 PM
Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

I was disappointed that Laurie has no books in her bathroom.

Among other Collectibles, I have been a book dealer for twenty years. Business is off due to the internet and a lack of interest in reading.

I now sell books as a physical buffer between the outside world and ones small personal space. I am joking of course.

My dark comic mind reminds me that my Holocaust family survived in a small hole in the ground in Poland during the war. Two adults and three kids(we won't talk about the ones that didn't survive) survived during World War 2 for 20 months in essentially a grave covered with hay in a barnyard.
I understand that this is an inappropriate comment for this lighthearted topic but I couldn't help myself.
I hope someone else is laughing with me cause I am living large

Aug. 02 2012 10:47 AM

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