A 150-square-foot room is approximately 10 feet wide by 15 feet long. This may seem tiny to North Americans because, according to Dimensions Info, the typical living room is about 16 feet by 16 feet, or 256 square feet.
Apartment Therapy suggests that well-organized living, working and storage spaces are essential when space is limited. The same concerns arise whether the room is part of a house or if it is a stand-alone unit such as a studio apartment.
According to the Christian Science Monitor, microhousing is a recent trend that overcrowded cities are exploring. Single-occupant efficiency units are being built to house students and low-income people. Most people in the United States would still consider a 150-square-foot home to be cramped. Others are reacting to rising housing costs, commuting times and the ongoing recession by simplifying their living and working arrangements.