How Small is the Smallest Space You've Ever Called Home?

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We are celebrating small spaces this month, and we want to know about the smallest space you've ever called home. When I was first married, my husband and I (and then, later, our son) lived in a 600 sq. ft. space — and I miss it all the time! I loved living in a small house.

In our little home, we had one bedroom and one bathroom, and a very generous kitchen/living space. The layout worked great for us, and when our son came along, his "nursery" was in our little closet — we took the closet doors off and hung a sheer curtain across the opening. We had tall ceilings, so we built a loft bed in the bedroom and had a walk-in storage space underneath. Of course, when it came time to sell our house, we had to dismantle the loft bed, but it was worth it for the several years we were able to really maximize our space.

What worked for you in your small space? What were your favorite things? How did you overcome small-space challenges? Tell us the smallest space you've ever called home, and weigh in on your feelings — we want to hear from you!

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(Image: Small Cool 2010: Beth's Peek-a-boo View)