Expat Shows You How She Lives in an Extremely Tiny Japanese Apartment

It's only 8 square meters.

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Expat Shows You How She Lives in an Extremely Tiny Japanese Apartment

Tokyo is known for its lack of space, and therefore many of the houses and apartments in the city are space constrained. How the Japanese fit all their possessions and actually live in such tiny spaces is often mind boggling.

In this video by Bryce Langston of Living Big in a Tiny House, you can see how Emma, an expat from Autralia, fits her life into just 8 square meters of space:

It's amazing how creative she is, and you really get a sense that she has to think hard before buying or keeping things. She give really great tips on how to live in tiny spaces, including:

  • Positioning work desks towards open windows or doors so that you can look outside.
  • Thinking carefully about what you need to buy, so that it doesn't  clutter up the house
  • Placing some fresh, green plants to give a sense of the outdoors.
  • Thinking up multiple uses for one space, such as placing a chopping board over the sink to make a cutting area while cooking.

You'll also notice that the toilet design makes full use of the limited space by hiding the toilet bowl behind the sink, which can be pulled away. This is space maximization at its best.

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