Design your life to include more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy.

Design your life to include more money, health and happiness with less stuff, space and energy.

269 Sq Ft Apartment with Hiding Tub and Very Cool Chairs

Fair Companies recently released this video of architect Valentina Maini’s 269 sq ft (25 sq m) Barcelona apartment. The tiny space enjoys the benefits of big windows and a terrace–the latter feature was closed off when Maini moved in.

The most obvious wow-factor feature is a bench whose sliding top reveals a bathtub. Other cool things include high-quality, re-purposed sliding cabinets built into her loft-bed and a dining table on casters that slides in and out to create different room configurations.

A less wow-inducing, but nevertheless great feature is her use of Tatami chairs. The Japanese chairs typically sit on the floor, but Maini places them on top of the tub/bench, thereby creating more traditional seating while retaining storage underneath (or in this case a bathtub).

We could envision placing Tatami chairs on any crate or box; this would create flexible, standard-height seating while utilizing all the volume under the seat. You would enjoy the added benefits of being able to easily move the Tatami chairs around or store them away should you want to free up some space.

We found a number of Tatami chairs available online via Ebay, Amazon and Google Shopping.

via Treehugger

  • Galo

    Any ideas of other sites or resources that can help you slowly work on this minimalist approach? Living, clothing, etc.  I’m moving into a new apartment so I am trying to optimize space in the apartment. 

  • Carrie Gordon

    Pretty inspiring. It looks quite comfortable!