Even though our neighborhood has it's downfalls, I absolutely love living here. It's infiltrated with dozens of cultures, wonderful food, and a great artistic atmosphere. And being that we are in California and only 10 minutes away from the beach the cost of living can be quite outrageous. I would say the average single family home over 1,000 sq feet can cost anywhere from $400,000 to 800,000. It ain't cheap. So we bought what we could afford which was 600sq feet. Luckily, the layout is great and its been completely renovated, but still there is only so much you can do with 600 square feet of living space.
So with that being said I would like to inspire all of you out there, who are living in what a lot of people would call a large closet with a kitchen and bathroom, to be grateful for the space you have. This article that I am about to share with you is truly AMAZING. A young man by the name of Zack Motl lives in 178 square feet of pure gorgeousness. After seeing his photos I truly wanted to switch houses with him. This goes to show that amazing design and having a good artistic eye can make the best of even the smallest spaces.
Here is the story.
Meet Zach - Small Space Decorator Extraordinaire
Meet Zach's living, sleeping, entertaining and dining space.
Meet Zach's Bar and Kitchen
Meet a close-up of Zach's Kitchen
Does anyone else want to go to New York and meet Zach and marry Zach and live in Zach's 178sq feet of amazingness? I think the pure fact that I am willing to downgrade by 400+ sq feet, knowing full well that I already complain about how small 600sq feet is, just shows you that thinking outside of the box is necessary when dealing with small spaces. Reading Zach's story has definitely inspired me to do some changes to my own home.
Here are more pictures of his 178sq foot dwelling in New York.
Do you complain about how small your house is?