While living in a tiny house may or may not be ideal for some, most people living in highly populous cities have no choice but to cram themselves into even smaller apartments. Here are our favorite international abodes—all clocking in at 500 square feet...or less!
  1. An Art Nouveau Micro apartment in Berlin
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    Photo by Ringo Paulusch via Dezeen
  2. Airbnb in Budapest
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    Photo by Balázs Glódi via Dezeen
  3. 236-square-foot flat in Taipei
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    Photos by Hey! Cheese courtesy A Little Design
  4. 388-square-foot apartment in Sydney
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    Photo via Dezeen
  5. 1970s-inspired Italian studio
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    Photo by Simone Bossi via Designboom
  6. 160-square-foot flat in Paris
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    Photos by Bertrand Fompeyrine via Design Milk
  7. Clever 86-square-foot (!!) flat in Paris
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    Photo by Fabienne Delafraye via Contemporist
  8. 160-square-foot apartment in Poland
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    Photo via DesignMilk
  9. 266-square-foot flat in Spain
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    Photo via AD España
  10. 484-square-feet in Barcelona
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    Photo by Aitor Estévez via Dezeen
  11. 388-square-foot apartment in Osaka
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    Photo by Aitor Estévez via Dezeen