Macy Miller put $11,400 and her own sweat equity into building a 196-square-foot shelter in Boise, Idaho. The tiny dwelling is home for Miller, her partner, a Great Dane, and a baby.
When Svetlin Krastev and Dessi Nikolova had their second child, they saw two options: Go broke buying a bigger apartment, or renovate their existing 620-square-foot home. They went with the latter, creating a streamlined living space that converts into the parents' bedroom when the kids go to sleep in the back room.
After a clean renovation (and multiple Murphy beds), a small two-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn feels surprisingly spacious for a young, growing family.
A husband-and-wife architect team transformed a 607-square-foot Manhattan apartment into an open and bright home for two graphic designers and their son. “One of the things we were really concerned about having a kid was, Can we do it here?” one of the residents says. “And you can. You give up certain things, but it’s totally doable if you understand what your perspectives are and what you want.”
In Oakland, California, two designers transformed a 100-year-old barn into a cozy home that comfortably fits their family of three, despite its 400-square-foot footprint.