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: ( I don't move into my Teeny Tiny place (329 sq ft) until the end of the month. Next year...http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4203066&l=95db28bd8b&id=623832675
Looks like my place is 300 sq. ft. too large. Heck, it's not even that cool ;-)
I was trying so hard to get my new apartment in shape for small cool this year, but looks like it will have to wait for next year. Oh well, hopefully I'll get lots of good ideas this way. :)
I'm squeaking into the Little category (616 sq ft). If only I could manage the cool.
Funny. I just move from a 960 sq ft apartment. I never considered it small, but I suppose size is relative. BTW, my new place is 500 sq ft. I'm having a great time creatively finding storage.
I might actually enter this year as my apartment is a lot more put together than its been in the past. Its 250sq apartment in East Los Angeles.
Our place is about 700sq. ft and I honestly have trouble figuring out how to fill up empty space. I wouldn't call it little for two people at all! (maybe if we had kids it'd be different). All's relative I guess. Hopefully one day it'll be cool enough to submit. Looking forward to seeing the contestants this year!
I had a hour tour on AT a couple months ago, and was unsure of the square footage of my home. It is very small with only two beds and one bath. We estimated it was about 1200, but I just measure it and we come in at about 998. I am totally entering this contest.
I'm so excited to enter! At 640 sq. ft, I'm on the smaller side of the "Little" category. :)I'm looking forward to getting ideas from everyone's entries.
My single family house built in 1925 is 622 SF. It was originally 400 SF (a 20'x20') box but now I have late addition bathroom and garage converted into a bedroom. It's not cool enough to enter yet tho', maybe next year!
My 832 sq ft house squeaked in to the small category.
Seriously, there should be a category for owning and renting! There is such a huge difference with what you can accomplish with the space.
Can't you guys do a Medium Cool? You know, for those of us with slightly larger places? Just a thought.
Oooh, I'm motivated now. I moved into my 250 sq ft studio a month ago. I actually love the small space...easy to keep clean and has forced me to edit my possessions down to what I absolutely love and need.
little! And I'm gonna enter this year, why not? :)
i'm with gerbil! :) i wish i could submit, but my home is just over 1100 sf. i think quinnley's right, too, in regards to differentiating between owners and renters.
I'm with those who want separate owner/renter categories.
Sadly (or not sadly!) my house is a bit too big - 1200 square feet. A rather typical size, I think, for a small 1920s house.
I will also echo the renting vs owning separation.
I won with a rental so I don't echo the sentiment. :)
I got 479 square feet! And it's technically a two bedroom apartment! How two people could live in this tiny space, I have no idea...but I think it's a perfect fit for just me! :)
I miss my teeny tiny apartment. :(
274 square feet.... Getting ready to buy a bigger home of 295 square feet. Location will always trump space.
495 sq ft of love. This will be the first year I'll be able to enter. Considering previous years I've been at awkward stages of design when the contest comes around!
The house I almost bought (775 sq. ft.) would've put me in the Little category, but it had a lot of structural problems so I moved on to an 1,100 sq. ft. house. Oh, well, I can always use ideas ...And I agree that there should be differentiation between rental and owned homes.
330sqft here! If I can get the photos and sketches right, I just might enter!
@Shannon AshleyIt's all about layout. I have 725sqft to myself -- it's palatial! Though I've been in 950-1100 sqft apartments that have less usable space because they have goofy hallways and alcoves for no good reason.Everyone calls my place "tiny". Though I entertain 7 or 8 guests in great comfort on a regular basis. Not sure how that could be done in something "tiny".
Funny to me that the stats are running toward the larger end of the spectrum... hopefully we'll all remember that the next time a "large" House Tour is presented, and the cries of "How is this 'Apartment Therapy'???" ring forth.Shannon Ashley--I'd be happy help you fill up that space! :)
aw, bummer.we're a family of 5 in 1200 sq'. (in minnesota. espeicially rough in the winter!)
Yay!!! I will be entering this year... I speaked into the "small" category at 827 sq ft. I would love to have something much smaller. Even 827 is too much for me! :)
Agh! When to when are you taking submissions??? I need a deadline if I am going to put the polish on this place!
@ritamarie, you are funny! LOL. we can certainly trade places if you want. I'm in this 330 sqft place, with my cat!!
Yay Tiny!!! When we bought our house they claimed 691sq ft, but that is measuring the outside of the house. Double brick walls all around and inside gets us 542 living square feet.
I can't wait for the Small Cool Contest! I look forward to it every year!
Interior dimensions or total square footage on a floor plan? WAY different.
@pier723: :) Well, I share my 827 with my cat, Gracie... and a various host of persians that I foster for the shelter until they are ready to be adopted. I guess 3 cats in 330 may not work... LOL... Right now, it's just me and my Gracie, though. :)
2 people on 545 ft = tiny! Love it, best place I've been in since; went from 861 sq ft > 715 sq ft > 545 sq ft. Agree with MrFoof; it's all about the layout!
I entered this contest a couple of years ago living in 270 sq feet. Now I live in 600 sq. feet and it seems gigantic. Can't wait to see this year's entries!
Well I'm in the Teeny-Tiny category but at roughly 113 sq ft, maybe there should be a "micron-sized" one, lol. It's a bit strange: I am supposedly sharing a two bedroom apartment but, although I have use of the bathroom and the kitchen, it's not what would qualify as 'full' use. I actually do live inside my bedroom and I'm basically not allowed to keep any of my belongings outside of it. That's where I work, sleep, and also eat. Still, somehow, I live in there with a gigantic drafting table, a small armoire, a double bed, enough clothes I don't have to do laundry for 3 weeks, and knitting, drawing, painting, beading and Architecture supplies. The thing is I'm afraid I'm more small functional than small cool ^_^
@anamonopeia, I am sure that all of us want to see how you utilize every square inch of your room. =)
I just don't understand how apartments of 500 sqft and up are considered to be 'small'... Personally I'd like this contest more if it would allow just homes under 300-400 sqft and you'd have separate contests for bigger homes.As a person who lives in a shoebox sized apartment, I often try to search for innovative tiny apartments but can't find anything. Because people call their apartment 'small' or 'tiny' when it's under 1500sqft.Changing the categories might be a good idea. A contest for apartments in the range of 200-350sqft, another for 350-500sqft and so on.
I learned many small space management tactics from the three teeny-tiny (but affordable) art studios I have rented over time--they were all under 200 sqft. I never lived in them as they were in commercial buildings, but I finally bought a place of 682 sqft. where I can finally live and work.I am looking forward to utilizing the solutions I have learned over the years in my new place. I can't wait to enter the contest next year!
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