Mark Hill3 days ago
Oh God that's spacious we (3 of us) live in a less than 750 sq ft house in Tokyo Japan. The bedrooms pull double or triple duty because we dont have huge furniture and we use futons folded up into the closet during the day. One bathroom is plenty. why any one NEEDS 2 is beyond reason and is just a habit. Now having said that the Japanese are clever. They separate the toilet room and the shower/changing/laundry room and don't use a dryer (line dry). There is no utility closet with a huge water heater or air conditioners. There are room heaters/aircons and an on demand water heater. The living room is connected to the kitchen and also serves as the dining room (sitting on the floor), music room and entertainment room. Sliding doors eliminate the need for extra space and wide hallways. The house is two stories. I did build a small writing hut on the porch that just has a desk and a chair (like the size of a small cabin on a train). Our "yard" is any park we choose (we do have a sliver of a garden for greenery to look at), our "theater room" is any theater in the city we choose. You get the point we use the city as an extension on our house. We sell things we no longer need and only keep what we use and wear. I still don't know why we have so many cabinets in the kitchen. I think I have the boxes the dishes were in when we moved and a fish bowl (the fish died). We used to live in a 320 sqft apartment with a porch hut for writing that opened up for extra seating when we entertained. As long as you can see the outside spaces don't seem so cramped and you just adapt to the shell your in like a hermit crab.