Apartment Therapy’s Small Cool Contest

The time has come for Apartment Therapy‘s annual Small Cool Contest!

Each year, the blog, Apartment Therapy, hosts this fun competition to showcase the petite homes of its readers. Submitting your own entry is simple: take 5 pictures and draw a floor plan. Don’t fret about the plan, it can be a simple sketch on a napkin. Then, answer a few questions. You can submit to one of five categories:

  • Teeny-Tiny: less than 400 sqft
  • Tiny: 401 sqft – 600 sqft
  • Little: 601 sqft – 800 sqft
  • Small: 801 sqft – 1,000 sqft
  • International: all non-US entries and less than 1,000 sqft

Even if you don’t submit, it’s fun to look through all the entries to see how real people live in real small spaces. Here are my favorites for each of the category so far (click the pictures to see the complete submission):

Malissa’s “Hand-Built Home” (140 sqft)

Apartment Therapy Small Cool Contest 2013 - Malissas Hand-Built Home 140 sqft

Marin’s “Keep What You Love Close” (433 sqft)

Apartment Therapy Small Cool Contest 2013 - Marins Keep What You Love Close 433 sqft

Daniel’s “Square Footage Challenged” (720 sqft)

Apartment Therapy Small Cool Contest 2013 - Daniels Square Footage Challenged 720 sqft

Audrey’s “Architectural Interest” (914 sqft)

Apartment Therapy Small Cool Contest 2013 - Audreys Architectural Interest 914 sqft

Carmen’s “Small Space in Singapore” (570 sqft)

Apartment Therapy Small Cool Contest 2013 - Carmens Small Space in Singapore

Oh, but wait… this one from last year is really cool, too:

Nicole’s Daily Inspiration (306 sqft)

Apartment Therapy Small Cool Contest 2012 - Nicoles Daily Inspiration 306 sqft

Are you interested in submitting your small space for this year’s contest? This weekend is your last chance! Submissions are due by May 20 at 6pm EST. Visit the contest page for more info.