Mini-apartments are catching on when renters need to be in a high-end area (with an abundance of jobs) and refuse to commute. A dimininiative space of 350 square feet in Santa Monica is a pricey thousand a month, but it’s close to the ocean. These high-end spots have waiting lists! The design imperative is to fit as many features as possible into a small space without making it clasustrophobic. Does getting rid of stuff make a person feel untethered?