How to Fit 6 Rooms in 182 Square Feet


small apartmentSteven Sauer is my new hero.

The engineer for Boeing has managed to fit two bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom, living room, and dining room in a 182-square-foot apartment.

Did I mention he's also found space for his bicycle? And closets?

The Seattle Times got a look-see inside Sauer's adorable apartment. In an apartment that's 11 feet, 3 inches wide by 16 feet, 2 inches deep by 10 feet, 4 inches tall, he's managed to create three floors of living space. 

Yes, three floors.

He's taken advantage of the space most of us ignore -- the head space -- building "floors" midway up walls to create additional levels. Which could end up feeling totally cramped, but these pictures somehow make it look amazing.

They're inspiring me to stop putting all these shelving units on the floor and finally use that wall space.

Now if only I could get a Boeing engineer to come help me plan ...

Image via The Seattle Times -- check out the site for full-size and more images

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MomIWant MomIWant

While this is really neat - just because you can, doesn't always mean you should! hee hee


This is incredible!  I LOVE seeing how people show it is possible to live with less and still be happy and content. 

Peajewel Peajewel

It is very cool but I could not live in it.  I am too claustrophobic

Tim Berneche

This is very cool - I love it. But, it doesn't meet code. To be a legitimate 'room' a ceiling must be at least 7 feet. To be levels they need to be connected with a legitimate stair. It's something someone could design for themselves but not something a professional architect or engineer would stake their liability on.

Cornelia Hicks

Of course it meets code, his code. If we stop living in homes that we anticipate we will sell to someone else it is all very legit. We've written laws that need to be revisited from time to time.

nonmember avatar Christy

stuffed animals are very cute and lovely, i bet that most children and even women loves them

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