International #1: Aad's Compact Dwelling (Suitable for Laziness)

International #1: Aad's Compact Dwelling (Suitable for Laziness)

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Maxwell Ryan
Apr 18, 2008
Here come the internationals! Sorry for the delay and watch out, because these folks will blow you away with their cool international style and the seductive accent of their words ;-).

Name: aad
Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Size: 624 sf
Rent/Own: Rent

What is the advantage of SMALL? I really like my compact dwelling because I'm Iazy and hate cleaning. Different functions are close together, you're never far from a beer in the fridge ha. This particular apartment I truly love because there's large windows and light coming from three directions into the room, all windows surrounded by large trees giving you the ultimate tree house feel...

What is the advantage of SMALL? CONT'D

I tried to keep the focus of the livingroom onto all that green as much as possible, so left the walls relatively uncovered. Shiney white flocked wallpaper on one wall reflects a lot of light into the small and dark hallway to liven that up as well. Nothing beats reading a book in that open window in summer, it's like sharing a tree branch with the birds. That's why small is cool.

What's your favorite resource for your home?

Ebay, flea markets, Ikea for bookshelves and kitchen stuff, loods5.nl furniture&design outlet store for lamps and pillows.

What is your one favorite element in your small, cool home?

The windowsill that I built to to fully enjoy the view of the trees and the garden, at the same time storing my AV equipment, cd's and dvd's in the crates underneath. Tried to maintain the feel of a tree house by using scrap timber for the crates and the dining table.

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