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Caesar LaVey’s 267-square-foot apartment is tucked inside a sleek five-story building called Sonrisa, a new affordable housing community two blocks from the state Capitol in downtown Sacramento.

While living in such a tiny space isn’t for everyone, the 20-year-old renter said it fits his needs “perfectly fine.” 

“I don’t stay home too often. I’m either at work or hanging out with friends,” explained LaVey, a Sacramento native, who makes $17.50 an hour as a tailor, has bright orange dyed hair and is quick to laugh.

To save space, LaVey folds his Murphy bed into the wall where it transforms into a couch. He uses a foldable table for meals and rolls his chair under his desk. A floor-to-ceiling window makes the apartment seem larger and provides natural light for his succulents and cacti.

Sonrisa is the third “micro apartment” community to open in the Sacramento region in recent years. While its 58 units are all 267-square-feet, the 11-story 19J in Midtown offers a bit more elbow room with an average of 415 square feet. Meanwhile, studio apartments at West Sacramento’s Kind are a cozy 360 square feet. 

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