Tiny homes and micro-apartments are becoming more common. Especially in places like San Francisco, Seattle, or New York, where rents are super high. Ever wonder, “What it would be like to live in one?”
A New York Times reporter recently spent the night in a brand-new 302-square-foot micro-apartment, and gave an in-depth account that may help real estate pros understand the benefits and the drawbacks of this real estate niche.
Keep in mind:
- Tiny homes are defined as being 500 square feet or less.
- Micro-apartments are typically designed in a way that maximizes space and features a lot of storage storage options.
- Tiny housing is often already furnished, with pieces that are designed to have multiple functions, including desks that transform into dining room tables or beds that fold into walls so they’re out of the way during the day.
- These types of spaces are probably only ideal for one, maybe two people to live in.
- Not only are these spaces eco-friendly and leave a smaller environmental footprint, as the New York Times points out they may offer residents in high-rent areas the only chance to afford living alone and having some peace and quiet from hectic city living.
Want to experience micro-apartment living? Check out the New York Times’ video, …after a brief 15 sec commercial 🙂 :