If you know anything about living in New York City, you know that a livable amount of space is hard to come by.
While some people might move to the outskirts of the city in hopes of finding a cheaper, larger apartment to live in, others are staying in NYC, despite having to deal with pint-sized homes.
New Yorker Jourdan Lawlor bought a super-tiny, 242-square-foot apartment located on West 12th street in Manhattan back in 2011.
Lawlor, who purchased the apartment three weeks before she met her fiancée, Tobin Ludwig, was searching for an apartment under $300,000 in New York. That’s when she came across this micro-apartment in the West Village.
Jourdan Lawlor’s 242-square-foot apartment is located in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan.
After nine months of dating, Jourdan Lawlor and her fiancée, Tobin Ludwig, decided to move in together, despite how small Lawlor’s apartment was.
At first, the couple decided they’d come up with a safe word for when the apartment became an issue within their relationship.
However, they both surprisingly never said the safe word. Instead, they renovated the apartment to be livable for both of them.
“I had not envisioned living here with Jourdan. I thought it would ruin my relationship with her,” Tobin Ludwig told Curbed.
As you can see, the key to making this apartment work was figuring out where to store things that would normally go in closets and garages.
The walls of the apartment made it easier to figure out where to place certain things like kitchen utensils, decorative art and more.
Lawlor and Ludwig’s apartment is the epitome of micro-living.
The couple is getting married on New Year’s Eve. If they can live in a 242 square-foot apartment together for this long, they can do anything!
Check out the additional photos of the apartment below!