My mom and dad, my inlaws, and even some of my good friends firmly believe that it must suck living in a studio apartment up in the north like we do. But to be honest my partner and I love it! Without a doubt we don’t have the type of living area like you see in movies, but everything that we have in our house is efficient and it has a purpose. Not only is there no random junk lying around the house like there is in most houses, but our heating bills are much more affordable than our friends who live in big houses. We have a very nice state of the art heating and cooling unit that was given to us as a gift last christmas, and this thing is amazing. We only need to run it for 15-20 minutes a day and our house will stay warm for the entire day, not matter how chilly it is outside! It also has a operating timer function so that it will turn on in the early mornings, so that we can start our day with a little extra warmth on those chilly winter mornings. Every year when we head back to my parents for the holidays, we are asked when we are going to move to a “better” place so that we can get some more things and maybe start a family. And every single time, we just smile and shrug our shoulders. With as low and affordable the HVAC heating and cooling bills are and how perfect the apartment fits us, the real answer is never!