We have an interesting tiny apartment that allows a product designer to live and work in such a small space. He has some really interesting design ideas and I really like his loft bed!
This apartment is 325 square feet and can sleep four cozily. The video shows an apartment that is loaded with salvaged furniture and despite its small size, it has all the comforts of home. The house is currently lived in by a couple, but they often have friends visit so the convertible furniture serves as 2 more beds.
So Typically I find apartments that have a neat design sense to them or have one neat trick to them; Then I found this apartment. The design is elegant, simplistic, functional and no other way of putting it…. EPIC.
So what’s so great about this apartment? Try a 400 square foot apartment that has a master bedroom AND a guest bedroom for two, can seat 12 at a dining table and so much more. Here are some photos and then a video at the end.
I have been seeing quite a few of these pod style designs in small spaces, today we have Tony and Hilary’s Tiny Loft featuring this central cube that houses most of their storage and then has the bed on top. This seems to be a great approach for places that have tall ceilings, but small foot prints. I really like the curtain that can be drawn around the bed for added privacy or for those days you just don’t want to make your bed, AKA everyday for me. This apartment is 460 square feet and houses two people and one four legged friend.
In a traditional house, in my experience, people often congregate in the kitchen. But when it comes to Tiny Houses I’ve noticed that the current layouts often dictate that people gather in the great room or living room, depending on what you call it. It is for this reason that we want to minimizing our kitchen space to as small as possible, while it still being comfortable and functional. For some Tiny Apartments in big cities, they leave out a kitchen all together.
If you think about it we spend very little time in the bathroom and the kitchen, so they should be proportioned as such. We spend 8-12 hours a night in bed, while the rest is in our work/living space or out and about. I think ultimately Tiny Houses do cause us to get out more, interact with the world around us, that being the man made world and the natural world.
So I found a great kitchenette that seems very useable, but has a very small footprint. It also has the added bonus of being able to close up and look very presentable when not in use.