This is Offbeat Home's archive of living small posts.
Did you know millions of people in Beijing live in tiny underground apartments built into subterranean apartment blocks and air raid tunnels under the city?
Look through Sim Chi Vin's photo essay to meet a mother with an eight month old baby, twentysomethings saving on rent by living underground, and people who are woefully underemployed — all living in 10'x10' boxes.
I painted my kitchen nook the other day! My mini-kitchen-in-a-nook started out looking…a little dull.
So to brighten up my kitchen and make it pop as its on space in my apartment, I painted it black. Black: new hot color for kitchens?
My house feels too big! After three days in a minimalist loft in Seattle, I'm thinking it's time to hoist the bed and use some of the ideas this small space sent home with me.
I took a little stroll through Design Public this week to pick out a few high-design items for ogling. They have SO MUCH cute junk, and some especially great pieces for the space-crunched.
I picked out some artsy odds and ends, fun seating, great rugs, privacy ideas, and ways to organize that look pretty while they work. Let's shop!
I'm using my big windows to power a hydroponic garden I hacked together with plastic bottles and a few supplies from Amazon. It is automated, and takes care of the hard stuff for me.