Small, Cool House Contest

Thanks Diane for alerting me to this contest going on over at Apartment Therapy. The deadline is April 13 which is coming up soon. If you have a tiny or small home you would like to enter please go over to Apartment Therapy read the rules and get your home in now.

Apartment Therapy is looking for beautiful, inspiring and ingenious use of small spaces from coast to coast. If your home is 1,200 square feet or less, submit five pictures (& a floorplan) of your small space and you could win from a pool of $10,000 in gift certificates from Room&Board.


Here are the categories:

  • TEENY-TINY 300 Square Feet and under
  • TINY 600 Square Feet and under (but over 300 Square Feet)
  • LITTLE 900 Square Feet and under (but over 600 Square Feet)
  • SMALL 1,200 Square Feet and under (but over 900 Square Feet)
  • INTERNATIONAL All non-US entries (under 1,200 Square Feet)

This home pictured here  is of Brian and his dachshund Charlie who live in a studio of 285 square feet in Midtown West in New York City. It is one of my favorites of the teeny tiny contestants. Here is what Brian has to say about his home:

 My favorite element is the Murphy Bed that allows me to entertain friends without it feeling like a bedroom. My couch was designed as a bench, so I wouldn’t have to move furniture around to let the bed down. This configuration allows me to have a living room space, dining area, work area, kitchen, and what feels like a separate bedroom in a 20’ x 11’ space that doesn’t feel over crowded. Talk about space efficiency.

Go see more contestants and cast your vote at the Apartment Therapy Site.






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Bob Pritts - April 15, 2009 Reply

I have been following this blog now for almost one year and enjoy it very much… would appear that I cannot check my e-mail with out checking to see what is on here everyday! The above New York 10 x 20 appartment is the best use of space yet… I just need to figure out how to put this on my 24 foot big tex trailer and how to have a pull out on the side to house the walk-in closet and the bathroom. I love the blue and white color scheme and the 50’s retro style feel of the space…….Way to go Brian!

So many good ideas….so little time…..more yet so little money

Life’s little Discovery: It may cost less to live small, once there, but the conversion from big to small can be costly

happy down sizing


Antique Cabinets - June 23, 2009 Reply

i stumble upon this small house blog, and i am starting to like those small houses, i am not used to seeing them, they look just interesting.

Patricia - March 5, 2012 Reply

Small is cool, but I couldn’t live without a stove, a few more kitchen cabinets . . . but honestly, it would be easy to clean. Just have to be organized or it can turn into hell really quick! I so love the small(er) house movement.

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