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Mapping Out Seattle's Teeniest, Tiniest, Smallest Rentals

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Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, where we scour Seattle's rental listings to see what your monthly budget will get you across the city. Normally, we'd take a monthly rental figure and see what we can get for that price. Because it's Micro Week, we're doing things a little differently. This time, we scoured for the teeniest, tiniest, smallest rental listings on Zillow to find out just how low we can go (and what it'll cost you). We found listings as small as 150 sq. ft. and everything clocks in at under $1,000/mo. You would hope so, wouldn't you? And if you're looking for a place in U District, you're in luck. Eight of the ten tiniest listings can be found there.


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1. 150 sf. Studio in Ballard ($800/mo.)

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1715 Northwest 58th Street
Seattle, WA 98107

If this listing is to be believed, we're talking about a 150 sq. ft. studio in Ballard. All units in this micro-housing community come furnished with a bed, desk, chair, armoire, and include a kitchenette, private bath, Wi-Fi internet and all utilities. If you see this place, report back and let us know how livable this is.

2. 200 sf. Studio in U District ($700/mo.)

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5528 15th Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA 98105

Nestled between University District and Ravenna, the four-story Palermo building features one floor of urban loft suites and three floors of traditional units with an array of layouts. Not many other details available so you'll have to let us know what 200 sf feels like.

3. 200 sf. Studio in U District ($735/mo.)

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4516 7th Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA 98105

The Strada aPodment community is located blocks away from the University of Washington. Strada aPodments feature: rooftop terraces with views of Mt. Rainer, personal kitchenettes, high ceilings up to 16 feet, oversized windows, stainless steel appliances, private bathrooms and more.

4. 248 sf. Studio in Roosevelt ($895/mo.)

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817 Northeast 64th Street
Seattle, WA 98115

This basement corner unit is located in this 2013-built building. Looks pretty sleek inside and the building has a cool vibe as well. Occupants pays a monthly $35 per person for WSG fee and are responsible for their own electricity, so, FYI.

5. 248 sf Studio in U District ($899/mo.)

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4710 University Way Northeast
Seattle, WA 98105

Built in 1923, and opened originally as a five-star hotel, the Wilsonian is now a part of UDistrict Square Apartments. Each unit comes standard with 10ft ceilings, washer & dryer, dishwasher, garbage disposal, walk-in closets, and a private balcony/patio. Pretty nice views, too.

6. 250 sf Studio in U District ($825/mo.)

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4730 21st Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA 98105

You can fancy it up and call it a private efficiency studio but that just means "tiny." It does look like a cool space, even if we're not quite clear where the bed goes.

7. 255 sf. Studio in U District ($800/mo.)

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4127 12th Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA 98105

Here's a tiny studio unit on the top floor of an 11-unit, three-story building minutes from UW campus. It's not your usual brand-new efficiency unit, it's a bit more old school. But you do get a refrigerator, full oven & range and a garbage disposal. What else do you need? (Don't answer that)

8. 300 sf. Studio in U District ($795/mo.)

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5215 15th Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA 98105

Another "old school" tiny studio for those looking to save a few bucks. Units come with galley kitchens, private bathrooms and open living areas. This building has nice landscaping, open breezeway entries and a coin-operated laundry room.

9. 350 sf Studio in U District ($825/mo.)

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1315 Northeast 47th Street
Seattle, WA 98105

Another older building (built in 1911) just blocks from the UW campus. Not much in the way of details or pics in this listing so you take your chances.

10. 360 sf. Studio in Fremont ($950/mo.)

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3618 Francis Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103

We take a step up in price for this tiny unit in the Francis Avenue Apartments in Fremont. The units are bright and modern with fireplaces, dishwashers and disposals. The building offers secured parking, storage, in-house laundry facility and view roof deck. You're also blocks from all the fun stuff in Fremont, so, bonus.

1. 150 sf. Studio in Ballard ($800/mo.)

1715 Northwest 58th Street, Seattle, WA 98107

If this listing is to be believed, we're talking about a 150 sq. ft. studio in Ballard. All units in this micro-housing community come furnished with a bed, desk, chair, armoire, and include a kitchenette, private bath, Wi-Fi internet and all utilities. If you see this place, report back and let us know how livable this is.

1715 Northwest 58th Street
Seattle, WA 98107

2. 200 sf. Studio in U District ($700/mo.)

5528 15th Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105

Nestled between University District and Ravenna, the four-story Palermo building features one floor of urban loft suites and three floors of traditional units with an array of layouts. Not many other details available so you'll have to let us know what 200 sf feels like.

5528 15th Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA 98105

3. 200 sf. Studio in U District ($735/mo.)

4516 7th Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105

The Strada aPodment community is located blocks away from the University of Washington. Strada aPodments feature: rooftop terraces with views of Mt. Rainer, personal kitchenettes, high ceilings up to 16 feet, oversized windows, stainless steel appliances, private bathrooms and more.

4516 7th Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA 98105

4. 248 sf. Studio in Roosevelt ($895/mo.)

817 Northeast 64th Street, Seattle, WA 98115

This basement corner unit is located in this 2013-built building. Looks pretty sleek inside and the building has a cool vibe as well. Occupants pays a monthly $35 per person for WSG fee and are responsible for their own electricity, so, FYI.

817 Northeast 64th Street
Seattle, WA 98115

5. 248 sf Studio in U District ($899/mo.)

4710 University Way Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105

Built in 1923, and opened originally as a five-star hotel, the Wilsonian is now a part of UDistrict Square Apartments. Each unit comes standard with 10ft ceilings, washer & dryer, dishwasher, garbage disposal, walk-in closets, and a private balcony/patio. Pretty nice views, too.

4710 University Way Northeast
Seattle, WA 98105

6. 250 sf Studio in U District ($825/mo.)

4730 21st Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105

You can fancy it up and call it a private efficiency studio but that just means "tiny." It does look like a cool space, even if we're not quite clear where the bed goes.

4730 21st Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA 98105

7. 255 sf. Studio in U District ($800/mo.)

4127 12th Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105

Here's a tiny studio unit on the top floor of an 11-unit, three-story building minutes from UW campus. It's not your usual brand-new efficiency unit, it's a bit more old school. But you do get a refrigerator, full oven & range and a garbage disposal. What else do you need? (Don't answer that)

4127 12th Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA 98105

8. 300 sf. Studio in U District ($795/mo.)

5215 15th Avenue Northeast, Seattle, WA 98105

Another "old school" tiny studio for those looking to save a few bucks. Units come with galley kitchens, private bathrooms and open living areas. This building has nice landscaping, open breezeway entries and a coin-operated laundry room.

5215 15th Avenue Northeast
Seattle, WA 98105

9. 350 sf Studio in U District ($825/mo.)

1315 Northeast 47th Street, Seattle, WA 98105

Another older building (built in 1911) just blocks from the UW campus. Not much in the way of details or pics in this listing so you take your chances.

1315 Northeast 47th Street
Seattle, WA 98105

10. 360 sf. Studio in Fremont ($950/mo.)

3618 Francis Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103

We take a step up in price for this tiny unit in the Francis Avenue Apartments in Fremont. The units are bright and modern with fireplaces, dishwashers and disposals. The building offers secured parking, storage, in-house laundry facility and view roof deck. You're also blocks from all the fun stuff in Fremont, so, bonus.

3618 Francis Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103