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May 18

A D.C. Home Inspired by Family, Photography and Frida Kahlo — House Tour

Name: Gina Martin
Location: Washington, D.C.
Size: 870 square feet
Years lived in: 16 years, owned

Gina knows exactly where everything is in her 870 square foot Washington, D.C. condo. She’s impeccably organized, and fiercely loves every item in her space. She’s custom designed this home to house all her treasures.

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May 18

This Sustainable "Earthship" Home Cost Less Than $10k to Build — House Tour

Name: Taylor and Steph
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Size: 560 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, owned

Some people dream of living off the land, going off grid, building a home by hand — getting closer to nature and being more sustainable. Taylor and Steph (Find them on Instagram: @nomadic.roots) have done just that. Their dedication to used and found building materials (not to mention a lot of hard, dirty work) resulted in a cozy 560 square foot home…that cost less than $10,000 to build.

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May 18

A 430-Square-Foot Shared Dutch Apartment Is Inspiringly Adorable — House Tour

Name: Lisanne and Romy
Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands
Size: 430 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, renting (Romy moved in half a year ago)

Lisanne and Romy share a tiny apartment — only 430 square feet! — in the heart of historic Utrecht. With space maximization in mind, these roommates purchased appropriately sized furniture. Elements that match the women’s personalities fill the cozy Dutch canal apartment. And though the apartment floor is small, their style choices make the home feel airy and bigger than it is. If only moving into the apartment had been easier…

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May 18

5 Roommates, 0 Closets and Lots of Clever Storage Solutions in San Francisco — House Tour

Name: Shelbie Engelgau, Blake Cox, MJ Tantingco, Myles Huff (and fifth roommate Brian, who isn’t featured in the tour)
Location: Oceanview — San Francisco, California
Size: 1,000 square feet
Years lived in: 4 months, rented

Shelbie’s move into this San Francisco apartment required no driving: She and her roommates only had to schlep their furniture up a small flight of stairs from the unit below into this newly remodeled four-bedroom upstairs unit. Quite the upgrade from the two-bedroom apartment she squeezed into with her boyfriend Blake and their friends MJ and Myles…for two years! Not surprisingly, after the upstairs unit opened up, they jumped on it. “It was a super easy transition and kind of bizarre at first since all of the fixtures and furnishings were basically the same,” Shelbie says. “Our good friends moved into our old spot, and now our life is basically a sitcom.”

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May 18

An Interior Designer's Ambitious DIY Remodel Filled With Vintage Finds — House Tour

Name: Michelle and Alex Gage
Location: Havertown, Pennsylvania
Size: 2000 square feet
Years lived in: 3 years, owned

“Everything needed to go!” That’s how interior designer Michelle Gage describes the Havertown house she and her husband bought three years ago. Because it’s in the suburbs, they were able to get more for their money — 2000 square feet — but Michelle reports that though large, it was, well, hideous.

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May 18

The Dreamy DIY Remodel of a 1972 Airstream Home — House Tour

Name: Brandon and Gabi Fox
Location: All over (Loosely based in the Pacific Northwest)
Size: 27-foot, 190 square foot 1972 Airstream Overlander
Years lived in: 3 years, owned

Gabi and Brandon’s plans to travel the country in a tiny trailer caused some concern among friends. Living in such a small space with another person is too challenging, right? Not for this creative couple. “Turns out we get along together just fine, sharing less than 200 square feet, 24/7/365. In fact, throughout it all we ended up getting married and starting a wedding photography business together, so I think it’s worked out pretty well so far,” wrote Gabi.

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May 18

This 231-Square-Foot Mini Modern Cottage Is a Must-See — House Tour

Name: Zoe Peters
Location: Mill Valley — California
Size: 231 square feet
Years lived in: 3.5 years

Nestled under trees on the far edge of family property in Mill Valley is a charming cottage Zoe calls home. Near Mount Tamalpais, it’s the perfect home base for a nature lover. And it’s got a history packed with artistic spirit; the space used to be her brother-in-law’s grandmother’s art studio. A little over three years ago, Zoe made a fantastic deal with her family; she would convert the small existing structure into a home in exchange for living in the space. Though Zoe’s renovation updated the cottage’s look, it’s still an inspiring space: Artwork created by Zoe adorns the walls.

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May 18

A "Boho-Anthro-Euro-Moroccan-Traditional" Family Home — House Tour Greatest Hits

Name: Danika and family
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Size: 3400 square feet
Years lived in: 1.5 years, renting

When you’re outnumbered by kids, it can sometimes be hard to craft a home that both fits your style personality and theirs. Particularly if you’re renting. But as this young family proves, you can get creative — and colorful — even in a rental.

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May 18

A Lovely Light 380-Square-Foot "Dollhouse" Studio — House Tour

Name: Melissa Morgan
Location: Pleasanton, California
Size: 380 square feet
Years lived in: Renting 4 years

Melissa’s been renting this tiny 380-square-foot rental for four years — a long time to try and squeeze your life and stuff in just one room. Does she ever get sick of small space living? “All the time!” she admits. “At least a few times a week I crave more space to have a sofa, a bigger bathroom to take a bath, and a bigger kitchen to cook anything I want.” And while Melissa knows that one day she’ll eventually get a bigger space, she’s in no hurry. “I do absolutely love my tiny ‘dollhouse’ studio.”

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May 18

A Teeny-Tiny Cozy & Clever 190-Square-Foot Toronto Studio — House Tour Greatest Hit

Name: Natasha
Location: The Annex, Toronto
Size: 190 square feet
Years lived in: 1 year, renting

A historic mansion in Toronto is a book and history lover’s dream and for Natasha, it’s also home. Well, one small bit of it is home: Natasha rents a 190-square-foot studio apartment in the building. And though teeny, she finds her living space less congested now than when she lived in a house full of roommates. For Natasha, small space living is “cozy and clever” — a liberating change of lifestyle that has forced her to streamline her possessions down to the essentials.

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