Stavropoulos' Airstream contains only one piece of freestanding furniture: a chair he uses for both work and dining. His bed and all of his storage is built-in. He's even downsized to the point where he has eliminated drawer and cabinet hardware, using holes instead as drawer pulls.
This is small-space living to the extreme, and there probably aren't many of us who could make this kind of a transition. But there are a few things to be learned from Stavropoulous' project:
• Built-ins are great space savers. If you've got the skills to install them, or if you've got a friend (or a great contractor) that does, think about how to use them to maximize the efficiency of your space.
• Keeping things neat means keeping less stuff. In order to keep your small-space home clutter-free, you've absolutely got to limit the things you bring into it. This is easier said than done, of course, but it pays off in the long run!
Check out the full story online at Sunset. And for more Airstream inspiration, have a look at these posts from the archives:
(Images: Mark Compton, MacKenzie Geidt for Sunset)