While living in a micro studio is a choice for some, for others it is a necessity. As the population in urban centres continues to grow, the trend of living in small apartments is growing both in Australia and around the world.

According to census data, the number of studio apartments in Australia increased 15 per cent from 2006 to 2011, increasing by 5,000 units to 37,600. In central Melbourne and Footscray, studio apartments for sale are as small as 15 square metres. A 29 square metre micro…