From a Queens Townhouse to a 350-Square-Foot Apartment in Greenwich Village

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The closet inside a 325-square-foot studio apartment during an exhibit displaying a transformable 'micro-unit' at the Museum of the City of New York January 23, 2013.

William Powers embraced the minimalist lifestyle in North Carolina, spending a season in a 12-foot-by-12-foot cabin off the grid. After moving to a Queens townhouse, he got the itch to shrink his surroundings once more. Powers and his wife jettisoned 80 percent of their stuff and moved into a 350-square-foot "micro-apartment" in Greenwich Village. He began working a two-day workweek, and exploring the Slow Food and Slow Money Movements. He writes about his experiences in New Slow City: Living Simply in the World's Fastest City.