I love the idea of small space living. There's no room for nonfunctional objects and mess. The coffee table should double as a stool when there's guests around. The bed should be built high to make room for storage underneath. Hang shelves on the walls to free floor space. Go Cubic (quote IKEA a couple of years ago)! I know what I'm talking about, because Sølve (my boyfriend) and I lived for 3 years in an apartment that was 30 square meter (that's 323 square feet). It's really quite tiny, but it worked really well because everything was very functional.
Small space living is also good for the environment. Do you really need a 300 square meter (3223 square feet) house? There's so much stuff to fill it up with, and so much space you don't really use - except for storage of things you don't use very often. And then there's the costs with heating and maintaining. Sustainable living and architecture is, in my opinion, a very good thing.
Tumbleweed Houses (via the Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten online) is one approach. The photos shown here (bottom) is from a really tiny home, that is less than 10 square meter (107 square feet).
Michelle Kaufmann Designs is an other approach (via Stephanie aka stephanie-sas on Flickr). Such elegant, simple and functional design. I love it!
What's your opinion on small space living?
I'm going to Scotland for a couple of days. I'll be back posting on Wednesday next week. Have a great weekend! Btw, I was at a arts and crafts market yesterday and I found the most beautiful cup I've seen. I'll take some photos and show it to you soon.
Oh! I nearly forgot. Now that I've entered blogland, I will also join in on Friday Flickr Favorites. As of today, Friday June 15, I have 2144 favorites on Flickr. I'm going back to the beginning of my Flickr time (two years ago) and see what I liked then (and that I still like).
Fields of Gold by my friend Andy who introduced me to both Sting and Flickr
early morning - urban landscapes can be beautiful
better.half - such a beautiful girl and portrait
praia do castelo - the simplicity of this photo has inspired me ever since I saw it
In mother's arms - so real and natural