273 Sq. Ft. Shoebox Tiny Apartment











I thought you’d also love this 273 sq. ft. tiny apartment that this small family lives in in Warsaw, Poland. Even though it’s a tiny space the furniture and design really makes the most of it and it actually looks and feels quite spacious for its size. The big box functions as a bed and storage.  Even the staircase that leads you up to the bed has drawers built in so it’s easy to get up there (even for the dog) and it makes the best use of space possible. More photos and info available here. Interior design by UtopiaStudio.pl. Photographer Gosia Góra.

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  1. While this is quite interesting and I liked it I have some questions:
    Where and on what are meals prepared on- stove top, microwave?
    Do the Mom and daughter share the bed? Does mom sleep on the couch?
    I also would have liked to have seen the configuration of all the storage under the bed in the cube.
    Loved the staircase.

    1. Great questions, Nancy. I thought the same thing about the sleeping arrangement. Seems to me like this is only a short term solution. When she grows up they’ll need more space. That’s why I always recommend for families to just go a little bigger. Otherwise they’ll have to look for another home in a few years which is stressful.

      1. As a mom who raised eight kids (there are 21 years from the oldest to the youngest) in what many considered small spaces,I have learned the necessity of multi-purposed areas/items and would have liked to seen how practical this solution would be for long term.

        Small/tiny homes are relative to the number in the family and their needs. For myself, my youngest four adult children and I continue to share a home. When you take into account differing people’s working schedules (one starts at 6am and one gets off at 6am, I commute 110 miles per day, three days a week and put in 10 hour days at multiple offices and the rest of the time I work out of my home office, plus I am building my own custom sewing business), I don’t think we do too bad with a double wide mobile home.

        Thanks so much for the differing homes you find and post- I always like finding new ideas.

  2. It appears to me there are two beds in this unit and in this space there is lots of room with this layout for two or even three people. With the crude fold up cover over the sink that counter and the table is enough prep room for basic cooking but like Nancy, I didn’t see anything to cook on, I do imagine there could be something of a range built into one of the drawers. It would have been nice to see. The ladder, shown her to nowhere probably gives access to the 2nd bed but the little girl using it with sox on will eventually fall and probably kill herself so that will eliminate its future requirements anyway. Love the bathroom and storage applications. Not bad at all, but too bad about the destiny for the child but mom is still young and can have more. Duhhhh…

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