comScore

Wait, what?

Looks like you came here from Geekosystem. Don't worry, everything is still here. We've just combined forces with The Mary Sue to bring you more and better content, all in one place.

Guy Turns Tiny Apartment Into Chamber of Furnished Secrets [Video]

For those fretting over only being able to afford a tiny, seemingly useless apartment, the above video may provide some solace. Drawing inspiration from boat design, Christian Schallert turned a 258 square foot pigeon loft in Barcelona into what is essentially a fully-furnished studio apartment by having most of the apartment’s furnishings hidden behind unobtrusive walls.

His bed rolls out onto the main floorspace, doubles as a sofa and a bench, and rolls back underneath the apartment’s small-but-functional balcony when not in use. The bed’s night tables double as steps to the balcony, as well as storage space. The kitchen table lowers from a wall, similar to a Murphy Bed, and rests on the apartment’s flower-stand while using the bed as a bench for one side of the table’s chairs. The rest of his kitchen is hidden behind doors that are nearly seamless with the surrounding walls, revealing a microwave, stove, refrigerator, sink and dishwasher when said doors are opened by slightly pushing them in. The toilet is hidden behind a door flush with the rest of the wall, while the shower is essentially a glass cube opposite the bed area.

Though he didn’t mind the continuous construction and deconstruction of the furnishings, Schallert did recently move out of the apartment after getting into a relationship and realizing that, though functional and comfortable, the apartment is not ideal for more than one person.

(*faircompanies via BuzzFeed)

Filed Under |

© 2014 The Mary Sue   |   About UsAdvertiseNewsletterJobsContributorsComment PolicyPrivacyUser AgreementDisclaimerContact RSS

Dan Abrams, Founder
  1. Mediaite
  2. The Mary Sue
  3. Styleite
  4. The Braiser
  5. SportsGrid
  6. Gossip Cop