Living without a lounge

As you guys know, we live in a tiny little basement apartment. It’s nice, new, clean and well located, not to mention cheap for the area ($250) but it’s no mansion. If you were so inclined, you could swing a cat around in our main room, but certainly not in our bathroom or kitchen.

Heck, we don’t even have a lounge. Our TV/computer/desk are all in our big bedroom, although we do have a little covered deck outside with a picnic table.

But you know what? We don’t need one. The only other place we lived in alone – a second floor apartment – had a lounge, which we hardly ever spent time in. It held a two-seater couch, my desk and computer, and a shitload of junk.

The only downside we can’t really entertain at home. For that you kind of need a living room- a dining room, even? I’d really like to host my birthday here, but there just isn’t the space. If it was summer, we could have a barbecue on the deck/backyard and maybe even wander over to the park. Unfortunately, my birthday is smack bang in the middle of July – it pretty much always rains on the day. (One day, I’m going to celebrate a birthday in the northern hemisphere. One day…)

Our old house would have been ideal for a birthday party. Thing is, I ended up being reluctant to have people over there (not to mention the place before that one) – that’s how disgusting our flatmates were and the kind of condition the house was in all the time.

But for now, I love our little pad, and don’t mind the lack of a living room. We don’t often play host – two of our best friends are on the other side of the world and our other friends don’t live in our neighbourhood. And it sure isn’t anywhere near as cramped as this pod!

Have you ever lived in a studio? How’d you find it?

5 thoughts on “Living without a lounge

  • Reply Aspiring Minimalist May 16, 2010 at 02:51

    Eventually I would like to move to a studio. Right now, I’m living in a fairly decent sized basement apartment, and the rent is super cheap 🙂

    I do have a couch (bought used) and I use it whenever I’m watching TV with BF or I have company over. I have barely used my dining table and that would be the first piece of furniture that I get rid of! (I also bought that used for $50).

  • Reply Jane May 16, 2010 at 03:44

    I’ve never lived in a studio. A studio would probably be a good size for us if we didn’t have a big dog.

  • Reply Kara May 16, 2010 at 07:00

    Ahaha – I was going to say, “July IS in the summer!” but I guess it isn’t in the Southern Hemisphere.

    I would die without enough space to entertain guests. I love hosting barbecues and get togethers!

  • Reply The Asian Pear May 16, 2010 at 12:29

    I lived in a bedroom with a communal kitchen and bathroom before. Not really a studio. But because of the set-up, you really just LIVED in that room. It was actually okay. I found that I could live in a really small space and be happy.

  • Reply Marcus Jovanovich July 30, 2019 at 21:08

    City life is fun while it lasts. But I was tired of living in a tiny studio apartment in Sydney, So I hired a property buyers agent in Byron Bay to find me a new place with grass and I couldn’t be happier now.

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