Aaron Richard Maret is an architect, builder, photographer, and blogger from North Carolina. One of his most recent designs, the Pocket Shelter, has been garnering a lot of attention – once you step inside, you’ll see why.
Measuring under 200-square-feet, the Pocket Shelter was designed with Aaron, his partner, and their 2-year-old son in mind.
The interior of the home is warm, comfy, and surprisingly elegant.
When living tiny, it’s crucial to have furniture that is multi-purpose.
This thoughtfully designed sofa isn’t just comfortable, but it features multiple drawers and room for storage. The opposite side of the ‘living room’ features a long bench with additional storage as well.
Just past the seating area is the Pocket Shelter’s kitchen with gorgeous wood slab countertops.
To access the sleeping loft, there’s a gorgeous handmade wood ladder.
So, how has it been learning to ‘live small’ with a family?
“Learning how to build this small is a challenge. But it’s child’s play compared to learning how to live small. It took every bit as long to pair down enough to fit reasonably into such a small space as it did to build it,” Maret says.
“Going through round after round of downsizing, purging, and otherwise shedding whatever is unnecessary took determination and mental and emotional stamina. And it’s been totally worth it. Having only what’s essential (by relatively affluent western standards) frees up a lot of clutter, expense, maintenance and energetic baggage.”
Want to learn more about the building process and the Pocket Shelter itself? Visit Aaron Maret’s website.
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