5 Things I Learned From Living In 90 Square Feet

Could you live in an apartment that was only 90 square feet? What if it meant paying less than $1,000 a month in rent for a studio in the West Village, one of New York City's most expensive neighborhoods

Mary Helen Rowell has called this humble, 78-inch-wide abode home for two years now, and has become a pro at figuring out how to make even the tiniest of spaces work: She had a bed frame custom-built with extra storage and transformed outward-facing pipes into clothing hangers (there's no closet in the apartment, of course). Oh, and she shares a bathroom with her neighbor across the hall. It may seem like a crazy inconvenience, but Rowell admits that being confined to such a small room has completely transformed her opinions on what really matters in a home.

Ahead, she shares five tips she's learned from living in one of the smallest apartments you've ever seen.