Pico-Dwelling: Urban Living in Less than 200 Square Feet

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It took an engineer occupant with serious vision to see how an old closet in Seattle could be turned into a livable space with only 182 square feet to work with. Here are some new photos and video footage of this amazing space we covered previously here.

micro apartment fish eye

Steve Sauer has had to be inventive over the course of this decade-long incremental remodel, hiding a bathtub, for instance, below the floor. But the results are incredible - not only does it fit its owner, it can accommodate five guests as well ... and even has a guest bed lofted above.

micro apartment numbers

Hacked IKEA furniture and other custom built-ins help utilize every square inch of available space, making the most of of an awkward and semi-underground starting point. More details on the numbers above at SeattleMet, and more photos in general at SeattleTimes.

From its creator and dweller: "It is designed for full-featured living for two people in a space that is 11'3" x 16'2" x 10'4" tall. The total area is approximately 182 square feet, and inside 1900 cubic feet. The space it occupies in a cooperative apartment building was formerly used by an accountant as a storage room. The final space will have all the necessary accommodations for luxury living, except a clothes washer/dryer (that is down the hall in the building's shared laundry room)."

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