01/18/2011 10:54 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Los Angeles Apartment Therapy House Tours: Jen And Moi's Hillside Hideaway

Text and photos courtesy of Apartment Therapy.

Name: Jen & Moi (Moises) and Mochi
Location: Echo Park -- Los Angeles, California
Size: 700 square feet
Years lived in: 4 months -- rented

Jen and Moi weren't even seriously looking for a new place when they happened on this sweet little gem in Echo Park. Jen says they didn't want to "move just to move" -- it had to be someplace perfect -- and when perfect came calling...they jumped!

It wasn't without compromise that the couple moved into this little hillside back house. Both Jen and Moi had to get rid of tons of stuff from their previous lives in order to make the space work. They got rid of chairs, bookshelves, clothes -- anything extraneous! They purged their closets donating everything to Out of the Closet thrift store and started anew in this space!

For more photos, check out the rest of the article at Apartment Therapy.