Name: Dave and Cathy
Location: South West London; UK
Size: 270 square feet
Years lived in: 2 years; Rented
I always tell people that this studio was both the best and worst place I've ever lived. It was super convenient for travel, shopping, and friends, and the building had bags of character... but it was also insanely noisy, largely devoid of conveniences, and really, really small. Moving from a house to a studio was a huge adjustment for me, but when my partner Cathy moved in with me about a year later, that's when we really had to re-think how we felt about possessions, personal space, and the co-ordination of movement.