I love this!! I currently have a friend who is having to down size due to divorce and is SO picky and thinks she needs 2000 sq ft for her and her daughter!!! I finally quit going with her to look at rentals because of her attitude.
I think I could do it if it were just me but I seriously felt like I couldn't breath when she was in that loft. WAAAAAAAY to close to the ceiling for my comfort. I think I would use the loft for storage and put maybe a daybed in on the bottom floor for a sleeping/sitting space.
I could handle the square footage, but the ceiling would need to be higher for me to sleep up there.
I didn't think she had too much stuff, that one shelving unit held pretty much everything she owns. Add up the space that would be taken by food, kitchenwares, toiletries, plus the fact that she is a writer and artist that works from home - one wall of shelving is pretty simple living.
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