You might have heard that renting an apartment in Berlin isn’t as cheap as it used to be. Residents from other metropolises will smile while reading this sentence since the rise in lease costs has been a problem in big cities for years. Our small budget (and my greed when it comes to lease costs) have brought us from Mitte to the less expensive (and less central) south of Berlin where we moved into a new smaller apartment three months ago.
But our 45 square meters are not tiny at all: I love it even more than our old place! The lack of space reminds me to be conscious about my belongings and to not hoard loads of things I don’t need. Since our small oasis is pretty much finished, I wanted to give you a little peek into our new place and share some of my tips for living in a small apartment.