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I found an affordable apartment in Paris!!

Nov 5th, 2014, 04:27 AM
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I found an affordable apartment in Paris!!

Well almost.. Very ingenious.

I finally found an apartment in Paris ( in the 17eme, no less!) that I can afford. Unfortunately, itis a tad too small to be legal, so it's for an au pair. It's 8sqm, needs to be 9sqm.

http://vimeo.com/109832468
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Nov 5th, 2014, 04:42 AM
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When I was an au pair I would have loved it, except no comfortable place to sit. That's where the extra sq meter comes in!
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Nov 5th, 2014, 04:46 AM
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DEBITNM,

Wow, that is tiny, but there is definitely a trend in that direction in cities all over the world. Interesting...
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Nov 5th, 2014, 05:07 AM
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Interesting, but way too tiny for me. I got claustrophobic just watching it! I also could not sleep in that bed and would never close the door to prevent day light. With one window there isn't much light anyway.
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Nov 5th, 2014, 06:05 AM
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The Museum of the City of New York had a great exhibit awhile back on micro-apartments, complete with a staff member who showed you how everything opened/worked, etc.

While I would absolutely downsize to live in Paris, I could not go THAT small (although I love the 17th.) Very interesting, thanks for posting.

P.S. I love the "easy to access" comment - yes, for someone her age!
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Nov 5th, 2014, 06:21 AM
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Yes, the lack of a cozy spot to lounge in needed.

IKEA stores always have some tiny space living concepts set up. I have a dream of one of them in a tiny bungalow on Coranado Island California, off San Diego --

http://www.mymoneyblog.com/ikea-smal...oor-plans.html

But by comparison, they seem huge to the spot(and I do mean spot) in Paris!
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Nov 5th, 2014, 06:24 AM
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Yes, I would have LOVED that place when I was living in an au pair apartment in Paris! In that place, the toilet and shower were down the hall . . . I can't believe I lived there.

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Nov 5th, 2014, 08:30 AM
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The before and after cutaway is fantastic. I would so live in that!!
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Nov 5th, 2014, 09:08 AM
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What a clever use of space. That bathroom is pretty nice!
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Nov 5th, 2014, 09:16 AM
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I love it and want one. 7th floor walkup instead of a home gym.
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Nov 5th, 2014, 09:37 AM
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That is really interesting. What is the rent, out of curiosity.
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Nov 5th, 2014, 09:39 AM
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Not rented as it is not a legal apartment. Apparently, the Au pair gets to use it....
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Nov 5th, 2014, 10:09 AM
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When she closed the "bedroom door" while she was inside, all I could think was coffin.

For loungy seating, I'd get this:

http://www.amazon.com/Inflatable-Col...72VPYVPNG1D9BK

I think I could handle a week tops.
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Nov 5th, 2014, 12:19 PM
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I would rather had that comfy seat than that stool. Where was the tv?
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Nov 5th, 2014, 12:31 PM
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This isn't an apartment. It's being buried alive. Yikes!
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Nov 5th, 2014, 12:50 PM
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My goodness, that makes the tiny home movement look like McMansions!
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Nov 5th, 2014, 04:28 PM
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Here's one you can actually rent in Rome. Slightly larger at 10 square meters although I don't think that includes the loft sleeping area. Great location!

http://www.lacasapiupiccoladitalia.com/index_en.html
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Nov 5th, 2014, 10:16 PM
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It's a regular staple for newspaper stories about property market madness in London:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...nds-month.html
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Nov 5th, 2014, 10:29 PM
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Jean,cwhat is a step up! Would like a better look at the WC, though.
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Nov 5th, 2014, 10:31 PM
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Sorry, should be....Now, that is a step up...
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