By Anna Kocharian

Published on September 18, 2015

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Photography by Kitoko Studio

We’ve all seen our fair share of small space living situations, some have probably even experienced it themselves. Every once in a while, there comes a home (should you call it one) that defies all of our expectations of micro-living. Enter a few brave individuals, who’ve spent the better part of their year (and even years!) in spaces so small, it’d hardly constitute itself as a viable living situation. Take a look!

Location

: Paris

Size

: 8-sq-m

Life in Paris may seem grand and lavish, but this micro space hardly comes close. However, we will be the first to admit that this tiny space is certainly as chic as small-space living could possibly be. See for yourself!

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Location

: NYC

Size

: 1/2 bedroom

When your bedroom takes up the majority of your home’s square footage, it takes a little creativity (and a whole lot of patience) to fit in all your belongings. Being an interior designer also helps. See how this clever dweller did it!

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Photography by Kirsten Dirksen

Location

: NYC

Size

: 450-sq-ft

Calling 450-square-feet “micro”, may seem a bit of a stretch – especially in comparison to a few of these other spots – but we couldn’t pass up on the remarkable features of this ultra clever space. See how this third-grade teacher transformed his one room studio, into four!

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Location

: San Francisco

Size

: 295-sq-ft

Take a peek inside this cozy space, in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood, where we got a real-life lesson on what it means to actually use every. available. square.inch.

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Photography by Kirsten Dirksen

Location

: Paris

Size: 

129-sq-ft

What happens when you’re asked to fit all the rooms of a full-sized apartment into 129-sq-ft? Architect Julie Nabucet took on this challenge, and if you asks us, she certainly succeeded. Spoiler alert: it’s very chic! See for yourself. 

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Photography by Kirsten Dirksen

Location

: NYC

Size

: 78-sq-ft

One brave renter proves that life’s not all bad, even if your home barely spans 78-sq-ft. 

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Location

: NYC

Size

: 90-sq-ft

How small is too small? This brave renter proves that living in a micro-apartment isn’t all that bad when NYC is your backyard.