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Re: Living Small- 56 Square Meters

I doubt it, but maybe if I was on my own and had plenty of places to go to amuse myself. In other words, I'd use it as a home base for eating and sleeping. If DH was still in the picture, no way!

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Re: Living Small- 56 Square Meters

Yes, and I have.

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Re: Living Small- 56 Square Meters

If I was by myself and didn't have to move this to get that and then put this back to be able to use that I could do it.

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Only if this were my third property....

 

My Victorian home is 6000 plus--with dogs, cats, birds, books, antique furniture, plants and people, we love all the space.  In our basement we have bicycles, kayaks, and skis. My home is my castle.

 

I could never do an apartment full-time.

 

I am dreaming of a beach house or lake house second home for getaways after this pandemic experience....I need a house so I can bring the pets as well.

 

I would not mind a little pied-a-terre like this for a third home to use in a big city.

 

Ikea stages a lot of mini apartments like this in their stores, which are quite fun to look at!

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Re: Living Small- 56 Square Meters

Oh yes if it was just me and not my husband with me I would love it.

If I could be living in the one shown with that setup I would be ready in a heartbeat , think as you get older you look for life to become easier.

Heard  about a development of new 900 square ft. homes being build and all 200 were contracted in a short time,so that is telling you something.

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I just moved to a 600 sq ft apartment and love it.  Our house was about 2600 sq ft and I got rid of 90% of what was in it.  It was freeing.  I love having everything on one level and easily accessible.  I have a washer and dryer in the kitchen which is nice.  The closets are well organized and hold a lot.  The windows are large and bright.  I actually find it roomy. 

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Re: Living Small- 56 Square Meters

@lolakimono 

I doubt it. 

I will say the space is clean but a tad too modern style for me.  Also, the colors would need to change & I really dislike the shelving unit.  I like the living room the best.  It's city living & probably expensive.  Probably many people can't afford a larger space in some of the cities.   

thanks for sharing.

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Re: Living Small- 56 Square Meters

yes, i could do it.   i do like the layout of that apartment a lot.  not so much on the furnishings, but yay on the layout.  i am currently living in 950 sq ft, so it wouldn't bee that big of a change... but i would PREFER a few more square feet rather than a few less.  

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Very attractive...a perfect second home!

 

I live alone and down sized last year to 2400+ sq ft.  I also have a garage and full basement.  I like my space. 

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Re: Living Small- 56 Square Meters

As @Kachina624 said, its much bigger than those tiny houses and is equivalent to a small efficiency apartment ...A friend's daughter that just graduated from college and has gotten her first job lives in that much space....

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