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The world's smallest apartment

smallest-roomWhat's the smallest space you ever lived in? I came across a news story today about a new apartment complex in Seattle where all the rooms are extremely small.  Apparently it's the newest thing in affordable housing...and they're marketing these $500 apartments to people who make crappy wages, like folks in food service or other introductory jobs. Nice idea, right? Well, some of these apartments are only 90 (ninety) square feet..about the size of a parking space. But on the up side, they're cable ready! The smallest place I ever lived in was on East Mifflin Street. It was the second floor of a two flat..and all the rooms were the same size, since it was an older house and had previously been a single family home..so originally they were all bedrooms.  When I moved in, they had the refrigerator wedged into a pantry. And I could practically reach the TV from the couch. And I knew a girl in grade school who wanted her own room so bad they shoved a twin bed into a walk-in closet. You can read more about the tiny tiny apartments here.

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