We love tiny apartments here at Runnin’ Scared. Be they 100, 90, or 78 square feet in area, we can’t get enough of these adorable prison cells. Via Gizmodo comes the story of Eric Schneider, a teacher who bought a 450-square-foot studio apartment for $250,000. The space may be a tad bit bigger than the previous mini-apartments we’ve featured, but the multi-purpose Murphy bed he installed makes it something special. Watch the video after the jump to see how a cramped studio blooms like a beautiful lotus into a cramped one-bedroom apartment.
Schneider says he was influenced by his experience teaching in Japan and hates wasted space. In total, he spent about 70 grand renovating his apartment, which includes a revamped kitchen that features a dishwasher–making the little studio more desirable than 95% of apartments in Manhattan.