In Which Our Heroine Finds Cool Story Ideas

A few weeks ago, I noticed this article online and thought it was pretty interesting. Micro-unit apartments that vary between 250 and 370 square feet are being created in NYC. It may be the geek in me, but I promptly thought of sci-fi space stations or ships with their limited space.

If I was writing some sort of outer space story, I’d love to see a selection of these blueprints to wrap my mind how characters right live. Beds that fold up into the wall, storage built into the ceiling, convertible rooms. Those sorts of things would be perfect in those space stations or ships where space is of a very limited premium but you want people to have enough room to live. What do you think, cool idea for a story setting?