Resources & Sites for Small Space Living

Mindful Metropolis

Over coffee yesterday, we picked up a free copy of Mindful Metropolis and were happy to see an article about small space living that included Apartment Therapy. (Thanks, MM!) Writer Christine Escobar says, "The site profiles tiny apartments and condos, some as small as 175 square feet." She also refers to other resources for people who want to live with less…

Read the entire article, Small Ambitions: Finding Peace in a Pint-Sized Home here to learn more tips and tricks from the sites listed below.

  • Tumbleweed Tiny House Company: Around 1997, Jay Schafer began pioneering the art of building and living in small spaces—"subtractive design" or "low-impact architecture," as he calls it. All of the eight buildings his company sells are less than 800 square feet.
  • The Jewel Box Home: Evanston-based Genevieve Ferraro created this site to share lessons learned from living with her family in a 1,500 square foot house.
  • Yellow Brick Home: This blog chronicles Kim and Scott Vargo's decorating adventures in their 650 square foot Logan Square condo. (They also shared a glimpse of their home with Apartment Therapy in a recent house call.)
  • Tryon Farm: This Indiana development community, founded by Ed and Eve Noonan, is preserving more than two thirds of the 170-acre farm as prairie, dunes, woods, and restored wetlands. Homes range from 400 to 2500 square feet.
  • Simplicity Works Organizing: Owner Molly Boren lives in a 600 square foot Chicago apartment and makes a living helping others to pare down.
  • Discardia: Dinah Sanders started the Discardia holiday to celebrate decluttering, and she's kept it going strong with Twitter tips for letting go.


Find more info at Mindful Metropolis.

(Image: Sneak peek from Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces)

Posted originally from: AT:Chicago. Originally published 2010-02-16 - CB