Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Efficient Living in 182-Square Feet

I thought I was doing well living in a 400 square-foot studio, but Steve Sauer has meet beat:
"I tend to like things in their place," says Steve Sauer, a Boeing engineer who spent the last 7 years turning this 182-square-foot basement condo into a decked-out, three-level dwelling.

Sauer worked into his puzzle-like home, which also includes two beds, a 37" TV, a bathroom with shower, a kitchen with working dishwasher, and space for two full-size bicycles.

There's a "cafe area"—that's the part up top with the table—and a "video lounge"—the space below it with the TV. Inspired by the space-saving buildings of Scandinavia and Japan, Sauer spent hundreds of hours scouring the internet for just the right components (at just the right size). When he couldn't find them, he made them himself.
See more photos of Sauer's apartment here and read more about it in the The Seattle Times.


Kevin said...

"To the optimist, the glass is half full.

To the pessimist, the glass is half empty.

To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be."

condo manila said...

Wow! I really like the style of this studio. Done some things that I haven't seen before and that's unusual today!

Deirdre G