April Is Smallest Coolest Month!

April Is Smallest Coolest Month!

Heather Blaha
Apr 9, 2007

Tomorrow we will be ready to roll out the first entries from the Midwest for AT's worldwide Smallest Coolest apartment contest. We've extended the deadline to April 16, so there's still plenty of time to enter. All info is here.

After sizing down from large apartments with roommates back in 2001, we moved into a studio of about 300 sq ft. We adored that little place, as much as we adored the freedom that came from living solo with less space and less stuff.

We've since sized back up and co-habitated, but sometimes we still have daydreams of our little apartment: we had so little to clean, had a precise place for every single thing, and always kept things picked up so we could move around the place comfortably and have guests.

Even with these daydreams, though, we most often think that at some point we will be sized out of our current, larger place now (900 sq ft for 2 people). I find this size close to perfect for two, but wonder if every time one gets a bigger place it means one will constantly need - or desire - bigger. Of course a growing family requires change and space expansion, but in general do you think that we are always on the quest for the next size up? Do you think it's possible to stay small for a lifetime (if no more people are added to the household)?

(Image via Atlantic Air Studio Apartments.)

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