When we first moved to California in 2002 we had many discussions with family and friends regarding the huge difference in rents comparing California to Wisconsin. The comment that came up most often was always, "Do you know how much house you would get for the price of a studio apartment in Los Angeles?"
After we realized that being frustrated by our small living area wasn't going to change the situation, we found creative ways to make the most out of the given space since moving back to Wisconsin was not an option. In the end, we concluded that a small home can still be just as beautiful and welcoming as its larger counterpart.
We rounded up 10 of our personal inspirational Los Angeles small house tours:
- Alysia's Treehouse by the Lake: 900 square feet
- Bryan's Fashionable Statement: 650 square feet
- Jenika and Robert's 1944 Bungalow Renovation: 1,000 square feet
- Laurie's Thrifty Elegance: 800 square feet
- Annie's Earthy Nest in Echo Park: 700 square feet
- Genevieve and Maxwell's Mid Century Perch: 900 square feet
- Sara and Michael's Bohemian Salvage: 550 square feet
- Barbara's Boho Hillside Garden: 780 square feet
- Sara Lov's Los Feliz Charmer: 500 square feet
- Mark and Marissa's Chic Garden Party: 1,000 square feet
(Images: Apartment Therapy House Tours)