How small of a space do you think you could live in? 500 square feet? More? Less? Recently a number of videos have gone viral on YouTube showcasing people who are living in apartments that may be smaller than your closet. The videos are both amazing and inspiring—but are they enough to convince you to move into a 78-square foot mini studio? Check out some of the videos below and judge for yourself.
Most of the ridiculously small living space videos to hit YouTube this year were uploaded by faircompanies.com, a website with information and tools on sustainability. The latest *faircompanies video to go viral, racking up half a million views in a few short days thanks to sites like The Daily Mail, BuzzFeed and OMG Blog, features Luke Clark Tyler, a Manhattan architect, who lives in an $800 78-square foot apartment. The craziest thing about this video, for me, is that Luke works from home!
Thought Luke’s apartment was cramped? Felice Cohen lives near Central Park, paying just over $700 a month for a 90-square foot apartment. While her apartment is a bit bigger than Luke’s, Felice has got quite a bit more stuff crammed in to her apartment than he does, plus she’s got a mini-kitchen. The bed kind of freaks me out.
Christian Schallert’s apartment is quite a bit bigger than the previous apartments, but it’s still pretty small by most people’s standards. However, he’s packed his apartment full of surprises. He’s got anything and everything you could hope for in an apartment. Amazing. I want this guy to help me get organized!
Finally, here’s a video of a 3 x 3 x 3 meter eco-home, part of a project called The Cube Project. Do you think you could live in this house?
What’s your take on this new trend of ridiculously small living spaces going viral on YouTube? Do they inspire you to be more eco-friendly in your own living habits? Or are they simply entertaining because it’s so surprising that people actually live in such small spaces? Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments below.
Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times. Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.