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Tiny Apartment

Watch This Tiny Studio Transform Into A Two-Bedroom Apartment

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.27.2014 | HuffPost Home

The square footage of a home is all relative. 700-square-feet, for example, might as well be a sprawling mansion as far a some tiny house dwellers are...

Eight Ways to Prevent Household Waste for Fun and Profit

Jacquelyn Ottman | Posted 05.06.2013 | Green
Jacquelyn Ottman

Ask a roomful of consumers, "Who here hates to see things go to waste?" and every hand will likely shoot up. But, if everyone hates to waste, then how come we generate so much of it? And what can we do to prevent waste from being created in the first place?

NYC Transformer Loft Morphs Space: Walls Open, Fold And Slide (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 01.26.2013 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

Nearly every "wall" in Rosa and Robert Garneau's transformer loft opens.

WATCH: 325-Square-Foot Tiny 'Cave' Apartment With DIY and Upcycled Furniture

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 01.08.2013 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

Monica Potvin and Markel Otaola bought the 323-square-foot apartment in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter during their child-free years, when location was more important than space.

A Tiny Home For A Family Of Three

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 10.15.2012 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

When designer Monica Potvin and her husband Marquel bought a small apartment in Barcelona's Poble Nou neighborhood, they had no plans of having children so they knocked down walls to create an open studio space with plenty of light.

WATCH: Tiny Apartment Hides Bathtub in a Drawer (and Closet Under the Bed)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 09.16.2012 | New York
Kirsten Dirksen

Over the past few years I've filmed a Lego-style transforming flat, a unit with a walk-thru shower and fridge-in-a-drawer and a small space where the architect cut a hole in the roof to create an indoor/outdoor shower.

Morphing, Modular Furniture of the Future: Tetris-like Stacking + LEGOish Shelves (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 07.29.2012 | Style
Kirsten Dirksen

If our future homes are urban, compact and temporary, than the furniture of the future will look something like BrickBox.

WATCH: Space-Invading Apartment Boasts Walk-Through Shower and Fridge-In-Drawer

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

John MacPeek has fond memories of living out of a suitcase when he first moved to Europe over two decades ago, so when he was looking to buy an apartment in Barcelona, he was ready to live in something compact where everything he owned was accounted for.

The Lives of Tiny House People: Direct Cinema Documentary (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 06.27.2012 | Entertainment
Kirsten Dirksen

This week I released via YouTube -- in an attempt to make it some type of "of the people, for the people" -- my documentary We the Tiny House People: Small Homes, Tiny Flats & Wee Shelters in the New and Old World.

WATCH: We the Tiny House People: Documentary Trailer

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 06.19.2012 | Entertainment
Kirsten Dirksen

I continue to discover people who aren't even aware of this movement: iving in shipping containers, houseboats, tool sheds, former pigeon coops and treehouses. These stripped-down shelters reveal for us the essence of home.

San Francisco's Smallest Legal Apartments Inspired by Airstream

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 04.22.2012 | Green
Kirsten Dirksen

Bay Area developer Patrick Kennedy wants to build the housing equivalent of the Smart Car. His SmartSpaces will be small -- just a couple hundred square feet -- and prefabricated.

WATCH: Man Transforms His Tiny Manhattan Apartment Into 'Origami'

Posted 01.10.2012 | New York

Stuck with a tiny apartment? Rather than squeeze your way into a cramped space and leave virtually no walking room for yourself, take a cue from Manha...

Simple Life Manhattan: A 90-Square-Foot Microstudio (Video)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kirsten Dirksen

While the average American is still living relatively large, there is a growing group of Tiny House People who are choosing to live in trailers, RVs, yurts, boats and very small houses.

The Transformer (VIDEO): Hong Kong Architect's Tiny Apartment Has 24 Room Options

Posted 04.04.2013 | Green

Downsizing your home is one of the simplest ways to live more sustainably. But having a small home doesn't necessarily have to be synonymous with bein...