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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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150 sf. Studio in Ballard ($800/mo.)

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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)

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

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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.

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

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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.

360 sf. Studio in Fremont ($950/mo.)

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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.

150 sf. Studio in Ballard ($800/mo.)

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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)

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

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.

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

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.

360 sf. Studio in Fremont ($950/mo.)

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.