Space-saving storage hacks in a small 250-square-foot home on Airbnb

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The space, although small, had a queen-size bed, kitchen, bathroom, lots of decor and storage, but didn’t feel cramped.

An interior view from inside the bathroom.

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The first thing I noticed was the variety of textures and styles used for wall decoration.

Arrows indicate hacks to save space in the tiny house

The author notices decorative details in the house.

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The wall decoration included paintings, prints and sculptures that went up to the ceiling, catching my eyes and lengthening the space. It seemed to make a huge difference to make the room bigger without too much effort.

The best hack was also the one I couldn’t duplicate in my New York apartment: maximizing the backyard.

A table outside the little house

A small part of the outdoor space surrounding the small house.

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The exterior space was filled and used just as much as the interior rooms. Tables, chairs and sofas were scattered around the lush, shaded courtyard for additional lounge space. Unfortunately, I don’t have any outdoor space at home.

Luckily back in New York, I still have 250 square feet to enjoy.

The author takes a selfie in Miami

The author takes a selfie in the outdoor space.

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I would need an outdoor space to live happily in such a small house. I might not have it at home, but I added some square footage that I can enjoy, rain or shine. And with my new tips in mind, I think I’ll have a little more room too.

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