Teeny Tiny Living In an Airstream

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Most of us sometimes get the urge to downsize, but landscape architect Andreas Stavropoulos actually took the leap, shrinking his life and possessions to where they would comfortably fit in a beautifully remodeled Airstream trailer. The home, along with the mobile office he trails behind his car, were featured in Sunset. Check out a few of his small-space tips after the jump.

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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:

Airstream as an Office Space
Kristiana Spaulding's Airstream
Before and After: Airstream Trailer Makeover

(Images: Mark Compton, MacKenzie Geidt for Sunset)

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