Some people prefer to live in smaller spaces, but it’s quite rare and takes a special kind of person to sacrifice hundreds of square feet of space like in the 10 tiniest micro apartments and floor plans in the world.
Micro apartments are usually fully self-contained, one-room living quarters intended for a single person to sleep in. An average micro apartment will have provisions for a sitting space, sleeping space, bathroom, and kitchen. Sometimes residents may have access to a communal kitchen and a communal bathroom/shower. The size ranges from 180 to 300 square feet on average. There are smaller apartments out there, surprisingly enough. Anything larger than 300 feet, however, creeps towards studio apartment size, which is a completely different story.
Micro apartments take a very innovative and creative person to live in. Generally, they’re designed to fulfill the basic needs of residents and they’re also located in convenient spots. It’s the cheapest way to get into an upscale neighborhood or somewhere close to work. The renters or buyers are usually young people with first jobs in a large city or retirees who don’t mind small spaces.
On paper, these seem really small, but with the right design and clever use of furniture they can seem spacious enough to function. You’ll often find micro apartments with foldable beds and tables that can be flipped over to make efficient use of space when they’re not in use. The 10 tiniest micro apartments and floor plans in the world require a sense of creativity to make the space become more efficient and work for you.
I’m a fan of minimalism and clever design to create extra space, especially because I live in New York and I’ve grown accustomed to small apartments, but I’m not sure if I could ever live in one of these micro apartments. I’m a little claustrophobic and I fear these might actually make me feel sick. I’m genuinely proud of any person who lives in these places because they have mastered the art of doing more with less.
I ranked the 10 tiniest micro apartments and floor plans in the world by square footage. The apartment with the smallest square footage will be at the top of the list. I researched them through a variety of sources and checked out some videos on YouTube to see how people live and function in these as their homes.
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And now, finally, let’s see how do people manage to live in these tiniest micro apartments and floor plans in the world!