Tiny Studio Apartment – Sleeping Loft and Moving Staircase (Zoku)

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A month ago we visited this cool tiny studio apartment in Amsterdam. This space is called Zoku, and it is a huge building with more than 100 small apartments for tiny living, and this is what they look like.

They are designed for online nomads, and people who travel frequently, to have a micro apartment space to dwell inside the city center of Amsterdam. It’s connected to a shared office space / co-working space in the heart of Amsterdam, to make it easy to network and work during the stay. These tiny apartments can be rented short or long-term, making them the perfect substitute to hotel rooms.

The architects and idea people behind this concept really thought this design through. The whole idea of the sliding staircase that leads up to the loft space is just genius.

You find everything you need from a tiny bathroom / toilet, kitchen, dining area and a sleeping loft, you can access from the sliding staircase. The loft part of the apartment doesn’t seem like it’s there when the blinds are closed. If you want more examples of compact living and small spaces, check out our playlist, with lots of spaces from all over the world:

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  1. moder complot
    September 20, 2017

    does anybody knows how that staircase works? it slides from the top?

  2. Yajie Liu
    September 21, 2017

    Only concern is that stair, very easy to get trapped in the bed area and not able to get out…..

  3. ricci rich
    September 27, 2017

    how high is your ceiling?

  4. Chiung-hua Tseng
    September 29, 2017

    So how about washing machine and dryer?

  5. vjnt1star
    October 1, 2017

    1:48 the only drawback is that you walk around with blue plastic bags on your shoes, other than that it's great

  6. Lorraine Currelley
    October 1, 2017

    Very nice home and great use of space

  7. Anna Vaschina
    October 2, 2017

    Brilliant staircase idea.

  8. Antikia
    October 4, 2017

    This place looks awesome, I could totally live there. Not too small and not too big, just the right size

  9. Clarence Trotter
    October 16, 2017

    I'm a single soon to be university graduate. This is all the size i need, the big plus is spending less money as possible.

  10. Miss Kate
    October 18, 2017

    If you come home drunk you are going to kick the tv.

  11. Xinyi Li
    October 20, 2017

    The staircase is so satisfiying

  12. colin smith
    October 22, 2017

    Staircase is brilliant but the safe could just be picked up and walk away?

  13. Barbara Witan
    October 24, 2017

    Wow!!!! I want this apartment , lovely

  14. Samuel Enriquez
    October 25, 2017

    there no necesity for the dish washer

  15. Awesome Videos
    November 13, 2017

    how much rent?? anyone

  16. momof2
    November 15, 2017

    This is much nicer than those silly "tiny homes" that are just over priced claustrophobic trailers. I would have the sofa be a sofa bed, and a chest type ottoman or coffee table to also store extra bed linens for the sofa bed

  17. Cindy Fuller
    November 27, 2017

    If you have to live small thats not bad. Functional and attractive. You should go to Tokyo and help them out.

  18. Anton Hein-Hudson
    November 28, 2017

    Nifty! And I like the on-again, off-again shoe protectors 🙂

  19. Dani
    December 3, 2017

    I gasped when the stair case came out. 
    Sign me up. 
    I want it!

  20. Cavity Creep
    December 5, 2017

    if i farted in there it would stank forever!

  21. Art Iza
    December 5, 2017

    Omg the house is soooo cooool!!!

  22. Tina Sparks
    December 7, 2017

    We get it. The stairs come out, and the door opens to the bed. I love the stairs. But he doesn’t need to show me six times. I know they are there now

  23. wojtek0000
    December 23, 2017

    Just hang your bicycle upside down from the ceiling and use the bike closet to punish children. Or you could put the bike in the closet and….

  24. Sybiola Gutierrez
    December 23, 2017

    I love it

  25. Mia Miller
    December 26, 2017

    This is a really cute apartment.

  26. Mads Sørensen
    December 27, 2017

    This is brilliant. Very inspiring ideas and visual design.

  27. Meri justus
    December 31, 2017

    WOW that is really cool i would live there

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