Size: 186 sq ft!
(145 if you subtract the bathroom, closet and hallway)
This tiny studio was a great find in a re-built classic Harlem brownstone. My budget is even smaller than the square footage, so this is what I came up with in two months and a hundred dollars.
I don't have a lot of possessions to begin with, and I've managed to have furniture either donated or second-handed to me via the handy Craig's List website. An added bonus: the internet goddess landed me in a wi-fi hotspot.
My favorite invention is the backpacker's hammock below my lofted bed.
I lie in it and peacefully read in the sun that pours in from my floor to ceiling window.