Name: Jason M.
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Size & Type: 420 sq. ft. studio converted to 1 bedroom (barely)
I am nothing without Craigslist, but I love that place on Colorado, called Hastings Plastics. I made my own lucite table for only 80 bucks and was able to make homemade sliding doors out of plastic to create a bedroom out of the old dining room thanks to that place.
I recently moved from a 120 square foot apartment to this 420 square foot apartment in the same building so I feel like I'm living in the world's largest small apartment!
It may not be huge, but part of living small is that usually you trade space for location, which in my case is blocks from the beach, the local coffee shop, and many of my friends. You make the larger community your "other rooms," and I really enjoy that. Plus, you buy so much less junk.
Your favorite element:
You can't see it in the pics but I have this awesome card catalog that is great for holding all that crap that you need but never use.