Micro-Apartments in the Big City: A Trend Builds

U.S. cities are developing residences under 400 square feet
A 300-square-foot Vancouver apartment Photograph by Martin Knowles Photo/Media

Imagine waking in a 15-by-15-foot apartment that still manages to have everything you need. The bed collapses into the wall, and a breakfast table extends down from the back of the bed once it’s tucked away. Instead of closets, look overhead to nooks suspended from the ceiling. Company coming? Get out the stools that stack like nesting dolls in an ottoman.

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