So, how big a living space do you need?
We’ve got 1000 square feet. It must be the right size, because it feels too small for the things I need to put away, but way too big when I have to clean. But there are only two of us (and a whole lot of stuff!), and we really have a lot more space compared to some people in the world.
Like this guy. He lives in a 300-square-foot apartment in downtown Hong Kong. I know these apartments from Bangkok — basically a dorm room with attached bath, extra for “air-con”. Somehow, with a lot of ingenuity (and money), he has transformed it into the most versatile space anyone could want. Sliding walls, fold-up bed, mirrors, and tinted windows make it seem spacious and warm, as well as modern. It’s an amazing (and eco-friendly) maximization (is that a word??) of available space. I wish others had his vision.
The only thing — well, things — I see could be problems would be if more than one person were in the apartment at a time. What if someone were in the bathroom and someone else were in bed? What would you do? It’s an excellent idea for someone on his own, but probably not so practical for more than two people at most.
The other problem?
Where would I put all my stuff?