8 Most Amazing Tiny Homes
Categories: Tiny House
Not many couples could live in complete harmony in a space that the New York Post calls the “smallest apartment in the city,” but Zaarath and Christopher Prokop — with their two cats — live in a 175-square-foot “microstudio” in Manhattan's Morningside Heights.
Purchased for $150,000, the co-op is 14.9 feet long and 10 feet wide and is on the 16th floor of a building on 110th Street. But, get this — it's only accessible by a staircase from the 15th floor. The couple has:
• A queen-size bed (about 1/3 of their living space)
• Mini-fridge and hot plate (they don't eat in very often)
• One kitchen appliance (a cappuccino maker)
• Closet-sized bathroom with shower with sink and toilet (no long, luxurious baths here)
• Kitchen cabinets that are used for their clothing (they don't eat here, remember?)
With a space this small, they jog to work, picking up their clothes along the way at various dry cleaners around the city and some clothes are kept in their offices.
The Prokops plan to pay off their mortgage in two years and then plan to remodel by installing a Murphy bed and larger windows. Their only cost at that point will be a maintenance fee of $700 a month. (Source 1 | Source 2)
This article is all about pretty tiny apartments, but we were absolutely blown away when we came across New Yorker Felice Cohen's itty bitty, teensy weensy, 90 sq. ft. studio on the Upper West Side. The 12 by 7 foot apartment definitely isn't for the claustrophobic, but we think Ms. Cohen managed to live there in high style. Plus, if you consider that she only used to pay $700 a month for her miniature pad (in a neighborhood where monthly rents average about $3,600), you can see how her decision allowed her to live large in other ways.
After 5 years, she finally saved enough money to move to an apartment five times bigger. (Source 1 | Source 2)
Polish architect Jakub Szczesny claims to have built the world's narrowest house, just 122 centimeters across at its widest point. The Keret House is squeezed into a crevice between two buildings in the center of Warsaw and will provide a temporary home for travelling writers.
Szczesny, who is one of the co-founders of the arts group Centrala, approached Israeli writer Etgar Keret to get involved in the project and the pair started developing a triangular house with just enough space for a single inhabitant to live and work.
The body of the house is raised up on stilts and a staircase leads inside from underneath. At its narrowest point the house is no more than 72 centimeters wide. (Source)
How do you make a tiny New York City apartment into a livable 240-square foot space with a sleeping loft? You enlist the help of Brooklyn architect Tim Seggerman, who renovated this Upper West Side brownstone studio into what it is today.
The space was in poor shape to begin with, so they incorporated blond woods to build the interior out, including the loft over the kitchen. A nook creates a cubby-like library to crawl into.
Can you believe they were able to fit a washing machine in there?! (Source)
Airplane interiors engineer for Boeing, Steve Sauer combined custom furniture from Ikea and West Elm to get the most out of his 182-square-foot home. Inspired by boats, Sauer's tiny Seattle home is pretty remarkable. (Source)
by Grace Murano / via oddee