| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments

A tour of our small 1BD/1BA Colorado apartment


Hey guys, it’s Gavin with SmallAdvantages.
Today I’m gonna show you around our small one bedroom apartment. For my Brazilian viewers,
this is a chance to hear me speak, uh, relaxed English – I haven’t made an English video
in a while – and also to see kinda the place where I make most of my videos. And for the
others who are watching this, English speakers, this is just a tour of a small apartment and
hopefully motivation that you too can make a small apartment work out. When my wife and
I moved here about a year and a half ago we were super worried that less than 600 square
feet was gonna be an issue for us. We at the time were living in a two bedroom, one bathroom
house with around a thousand square feet. But, we up and made the decision to move closer
to the city center, um, and kind of narrow down our possessions to just what we really
needed, um, for this small space and that’s made us more mobile, it’s given us a better
lifestyle outside of our house, we’re spending less money on our house, and ultimately someday
when we move it’s gonna be a lot easier, we hope, you know potentially internationally
too, to manage fewer and fewer possessions. And we made a little bit of money from, you
know, almost halving the space and halving our possessions. So, with that let’s get started
real quick. So here’s the door you walk in, put your shoes off. We kinda have to stack
’em up against the wall there so that you can still open the door. There’s no real entrance,
but that’s okay! We still, uh, or I’ll get to the bathroom in a second here but first
I wanna take you around the main area here. So this is about half the apartment right
here, a little under 300 square feet I guess. You have the kitchen all along this wall…
cute little dining room right there… we have extra leaves and a couple extra chairs,
or, or camp chairs, I guess, in case people visit, or we had Thanksgiving dinner here
once with eight of us. And then we have our living room. So, kitchen, uh, nothing too
special. You can see our fridge here, good-sized fridge. We keep our pots and pans on the wall
there, um, you know just space-saving. So my wife and I got married about three years
ago and so we actually have a lot of like kitchen supplies, and that’s what we were
worried about so we definitely looked for a place that had a pretty big kitchen. And
this place definitely fit the bill. In fact, we filled up all the cabinets so much that
we only had room for a pantry, like a real pantry, you know, right here, and a little
bit of baking stuff up here. But, we go shopping every week. We try to make all the food that
we buy into some sort of recipe so we’re not wasting, and that kinda keeps us honest and,
you know, that way we don’t really need a pantry. We have some houseplants, and these
guys will sprout off little baby plants every once in a while so that we always, uh, will
put them in little pots here for gifts for people. Nice couch, nice reclining couch.
Unfortunately it’s not a, uh, pull-out couch so we typically will remove this table when
we have guests stay, and in this closet right here we actually have an air mattress up here,
you know, that they can stay on. I’m a bike commuter. It’s another way, um, we’re trying
to save money, so I put my helmet and my pannier in there. And then we have extra chairs, sports
goods, vacuum cleaner, that sort of thing in this interior closet. And coats! Our TV
we ended up mounting on a wall, and when we’re working in the kitchen or something and we
want to see the game we can swing it out. We have a little bracket on the back here.
Or, you know, if we’re sitting on the couch we can have the TV as so. This is probably
the favorite part of our apartment. It’s super windy today, so hopefully you can still hear
my voice. But it’s our balcony, and uh, hopefully you can see ’em too, but those are the foothills
of the Rocky Mountains here. We live along the Front Range, uh, in Northern Colorado.
They’re building another unit over there so we have a little bit of construction going
on. But it’s beautiful here in the summer. Our flowers are dead now because it’s almost
winter – it’s late October. But this is awesome for coffee in the mornings, or, you know even,
uh, it gets pretty warm even in February and March on this balcony since we face west here,
so that can be nice. And it gets us out of the apartment in more than one way. We also
have a couple parks around here that we like to go to in the summer as well. Bath… or
uh, bedroom, not the bathroom! Um, so pretty much what you see is what you get. I should
mention too that we actually are kinda neat freaks. So, you know, it may look like extra-clean,
like I prepped for this video, but, I did a little bit, but for the most part, you know,
it’s, definitely having a small apartment, you need to keep neat and tidy and luckily
for Lauren and myself we’re both neat freaks and it works out pretty well. That’s where
I keep my guitar. Um, bookshelf here. Brazilians, here’s where I keep all my Brazilian books,
Spanish books, and so on. We have a decent-sized walk-in closet here plus storage for when
we travel, uh, those are, you know, where we put our suitcases. In that back closet
there we have the water heater plus a little extra storage so, you know, skis, camping
gear, that sort of stuff. This is pretty clutch here too. We have a little closet with a stack
washer and dryer, which, it’s very helpful to have a washer and dryer, obviously, in
the house. And, you know, we have our dirty clothes hamper right there so you can just
put ’em right in there, but… I don’t know, for us it’s been awesome not to have to use
a laundromat or something. But, we like this interior area. We think the layout of the
whole place is really good. It kinda lends itself to being able to tolerate a smaller
space, you know? And then, cycling back around, what we saw in the beginning: this is the
back door to the bathroom. So we’ll typically keep this closed off when we have guests staying.
But, um, yeah, decent-sized bathroom; it’s perfect for Lauren and myself. You’ve got
your shower here… oop, something fell down there. Darn. And, that is about it. Um, hope
you liked it; we loved it here – or, we do love it here – and uh, I actually should’ve
probably filmed this a little later so we could watch a, a sunset off the balcony here.
But, yeah, um, if you have any questions let me know; other than that thanks for watching
this; Brazilians, até mais! Tchau tchau.

100 Comments

dionisio

Oct 10, 2015, 10:36 pm Reply

lo mas importante es EL AMOR ENTRE USTEDES…

Daniel Bastos

Oct 10, 2015, 11:33 pm Reply

We wanna know how much you pay the rent.

Gustavo Boratto

Oct 10, 2015, 11:54 pm Reply

Your apartment is really nice. Thanks for sharing this with us. This video made me recall the time I used to live on my own in the south. My apartment was small, it was well organized though. When mom came to stay, everything had to be just so.

Robert Almeida

Oct 10, 2015, 12:25 am Reply

fico tão orgulhoso quando quando consigo entender o Ingles pois estudo sozinho e as vezes é muito dificil pois não é sempre que conseguimos praticar and I'm so thankful with your video they have helped me a lot.. thx and God bless you and your family..

David Matheus

Oct 10, 2015, 1:16 am Reply

Oiii!!! I'm brazilian, and I really love your apartament, it's very nice… I'm new here, and I loved what you do here, it's very interesting. I'm learning so much with your videos. Thanks for all this "SmallAdvantages" (actually it's big). 😉

Luciano V.Silva

Oct 10, 2015, 1:49 am Reply

adorei pra praticar o listening e acompanhar com as legendas. valeu Gavin!!

Thales carvalho

Oct 10, 2015, 2:53 am Reply

oii Gavin sou do brasil e estou gostando muito dos seus videos, eu conheço uma menina que esta no intercambio de au pair na mesma cidade que voce mora, (colorado). queria que voces fizessem um video juntos, ou uma entrevista, ficaria muito feliz https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZE7Ci_IhhWbcnIgwi2gYNQ aqui esta o canal dela obrigado, um abraço

Ana Roque

Oct 10, 2015, 3:41 am Reply

Nice apartment ! Thank you for the subtitles in the video, really help us to understand. It's good for improve our english. Bye.

João Pedro Oliveira

Oct 10, 2015, 9:42 am Reply

I'm English student and I'm seeking for people who would like to improve their. if someone be interested leave you number here. thanks

Wellington Coelho

Oct 10, 2015, 10:48 am Reply

obrigado por abrir as portas da sua casa para nós.

Jonas Antunes

Oct 10, 2015, 11:46 am Reply

Parabéns, Gavin! Good job! it would be a good idea to make a video on books. One video talking about Brazilian books that you use to learn Portuguese and American books that you like.

Gabriel Lima

Oct 10, 2015, 8:23 pm Reply

I really wish to have a house like yours! Great video and great home, i love your Chanel, keep posting videos! Abraço até mais!

diogo cortez

Oct 10, 2015, 12:06 am Reply

Very nice

Kleber Gomes

Oct 10, 2015, 12:14 am Reply

Muito confortável parabéns.

Leandro Campbell

Oct 10, 2015, 1:54 am Reply

zero dislike, I never saw this before.

Paulo Angélico

Oct 10, 2015, 5:20 pm Reply

Beautiful view ! The mountains are awesome!

luisa eduarda

Oct 10, 2015, 9:16 pm Reply

Your videos is really great! i'm brasilian and last year i've been in new zealand during six months, your videos help me so much, because my english isn't good at all!
Before i forget, your portuguese is pretty good and i can't believe, you learn it by yourself, UNBELIEVABLE!
KEEP ON, YOU'RE AWESOME IN IT!

Sergio Luiz Araújo Silva

Nov 11, 2015, 3:55 pm Reply

Great video, specially to me that am learning English, I downloaded the video, extracted the audio and created a bunch of flashcards. Thanks!

Kadu Barbosa

Nov 11, 2015, 5:07 am Reply

Gavin, gostei bastante do seu apartamento. Serviu para mostrar como é a verdadeira moradia de um americano (diferente dos apartamentos dos sitcoms que são transmitidos aqui (meus preferidos: Friends e How I Met Your Mother). Principalmente poder perceber as diferenças nos formatos das casas dos EUA e do Brasil. Aqui, por menor que seja o apartamento, dificilmente será visto uma cozinha e uma sala de estar totalmente integradas (o chamado "open concept"). Geralmente, as cozinhas são cômodos isolados. Quando são separadas da sala de estar apenas por um balcão, são chamadas de "cozinhas americanas", mas estas são vistas em apartamentos mais novos; a regra é que a cozinha seja isolada da sala de estar. Além disso, no Brasil é bastante incomum que haja banheiras nos banheiros. Normalmente, o que há são duchas (ou seja, é costume tomar banhos em pé, o que é uma pena, pois tomar um bom e relaxante banho de banheira é muito bom)! Eu e minha esposa gostamos muito deste vídeo e do seu canal! Forte abraço!

JIE Entertainment

Nov 11, 2015, 6:29 pm Reply

muito bom o video se eu tiver tempo vou ver todos videos do canal.

Douglas Lima

Nov 11, 2015, 7:00 am Reply

Muito bom..

Th1 sx

Nov 11, 2015, 5:49 pm Reply

começou o vídeo eu não entendi quase nada, depois ativei a legenda e fui lendo no meu ritimo consegui entender muitas coisas, agora só me resta praticar né? Good Job Gavin!

danshepardx

Nov 11, 2015, 1:56 pm Reply

5:19 Impressão minha ou vi uma camisa branca do Green Bay packers ali, pensei que sendo do Colorado você era torcedor do broncos 🙂

Gringos no Brasil

Nov 11, 2015, 1:21 pm Reply

Fort Collins?

Iara Santos

Dec 12, 2015, 4:10 pm Reply

Puxa, não falo inglês, porém você foi tão simples no falar, que mesmo uma pessoa ignorante em inglês como eu, consegui entender a mensagem. Gostaria de saber me comunicar em inglês, porém sou tão preguiçosa. Bem, quero aprender por "osmose", rsrsrs. Continuarei assistindo seus vídeos, independentemente de entender inglês ou não.

Iara Santos

Dec 12, 2015, 4:11 pm Reply

Em tempo. Amei seu apartamento. Acho-o maior do que o meu que tem 3 quartos.

Jonathan Souza

Dec 12, 2015, 5:41 pm Reply

Bom apartamento, mas pq o mapa da Escócia? Você é de família escocesa? Adorei o vídeo, principalmente a varanda, tem uma vista linda e também é a minha parte favorita na sua casa hahahaha

Christian Brown

Dec 12, 2015, 9:30 pm Reply

What town is that in? And what is the name of the apartment complex you rent from?

Fuller Life

Jan 1, 2016, 9:37 pm Reply

Looove your apartment, wish it's mine?

Whitesnake la

Jan 1, 2016, 6:34 am Reply

Muito legal, Gavin! Apartamento muito aconchegante!

Sueli Oliveira

Jan 1, 2016, 2:02 pm Reply

Lindo seu apartamento, amei essa porta para o banheiro….legal compartilhar com a gente…obrigada!!!

tiagaobass1

Feb 2, 2016, 12:08 pm Reply

It's a good place to live my friend. I'm learning much watching your videos. Thanks!

Maria Carolina Pinto de Souza

Mar 3, 2016, 4:51 am Reply

please Gavin…. põe legendas em inglês nos seus vídeos pra nos ajudar no inglês…. as vezes você fala rápido e eu não consigo entender a pronúncia daquela palavra …. thank you so much 😉

Binho Felix

Mar 3, 2016, 8:55 pm Reply

legal o 'apertamento''kkk

Michel Serrou

Apr 4, 2016, 6:32 pm Reply

Vídeos em inglês com legenda em inglês, isso aaiii gaavinn parabéns continue assim, grava mais vídeos em inglês vaaeleeu

Diego Lobo

May 5, 2016, 11:14 pm Reply

Qual a diferença na pronuncia de Our/Hour?

DeborahADC

May 5, 2016, 12:27 am Reply

Lindo apartamento! Achei muito prático e bem distribuído. Posta a planta pra quem quiser construir igual. kkkkkk' Eu sempre morei em casas, então acho apartamentos muito apertados. Mas não senti isso em relação ao seu. Achei bem amplo e aconchegante! Parabéns!

Morgan Leigh

May 5, 2016, 3:10 pm Reply

My boyfriend and I are moving into our first place in a couple of weeks and I'm so nervous as I'm terminally ill and don't have a job and he only makes around $1200 a month. But we are trying! You guys seem really good at budgeting and I'd love love some tips if you have any. I absolutely love your apartment and thank you for the video! Even that helps too! God bless you both and your marriage too.

Marcelo Morais

May 5, 2016, 5:48 pm Reply

Hi Gavin! I'm following your channel and wish to thank you for giving such cool tips for english students. I'm from Belo Horizonte and I'm planning to spend some time in Colorado next year along with my wife and son. I'm wondering if you could give me any input about living as a musician in Co, since you play some music too. I have relatives in Denver, and I will stay with them. Thank you again!

Aline Paiva

May 5, 2016, 10:29 pm Reply

lindo e muito organizado seu ap, mas o ingles eu não entendi quase que nada ….snif…snif… Parabens amo o seu canal

Júnior Santana

Jul 7, 2016, 1:29 am Reply

Gavin, your apartment is really cool! The "open" kitchen (?), the amazing reclining couch and that balcony.

Joilton Neri

Aug 8, 2016, 5:08 pm Reply

It's Great for two peoples…

About Last Night

Aug 8, 2016, 4:20 am Reply

Hello wondering if you could help me look for an apartment in colorado

Jussara

Sep 9, 2016, 4:38 am Reply

por algum motivo eu não havia visto ainda esse vídeo. gostei! pensei que o apto de vocês fosse bem maior (até comentei isso num vídeo, que eu achava-o grande, e pensava que vocês morassem numa casa). mas acho que o que ajuda a dar essa impressão de que ele é maior é o fato de ser bem dividido (a planta foi bem feita), de vocês terem poucos móveis e serem super organizados. 🙂 isso de acumular menos coisas é bem legal também, e é algo que todos deveríamos tentar colocar em prática, independente de morarmos em locais pequenos ou não, a fim de levarmos uma vida mais simples, economizar, e gastar com coisas mais importantes, como viagens, por exemplo. PS: interessante como o primeiro "ss" de possession, tem um som aproximado de "z".

Marcinho Tattoo

Sep 9, 2016, 5:34 am Reply

meu inglês não permite entender esse video ainda kkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

Caroline Martins

Sep 9, 2016, 4:10 pm Reply

Muito legal

juliana dovalle

Sep 9, 2016, 9:56 pm Reply

I'm a portuguese teacher I've recognized some books that u had shown, I also have those portuguese grammar books!

Maria Helena Peti de Oliveira

Sep 9, 2016, 12:28 am Reply

Could you give us an idea in terms of cost for a place like that? Thank you!

Syria ___

Oct 10, 2016, 7:03 pm Reply

the kitchen is soo pretty ♡

Thiago LB

Oct 10, 2016, 8:14 pm Reply

olá amigo
qual o modelo da camera que vc está usando?
🙂

Alan Guerrero

Oct 10, 2016, 4:18 pm Reply

thinking on moving from Miami to Colorado and that apartment looks good how much would something like that cost me ?

Igor Henrique

Oct 10, 2016, 4:40 am Reply

Adorei a sacada

Belas e Cristãs

Dec 12, 2016, 6:40 pm Reply

I rellay liked this video, but as a brazilian watcher it would be better if dont speak that fast!!! thank ya for all of your online classes… you've helped a lot!!

TheKaiShow _

Dec 12, 2016, 11:17 pm Reply

Nice

Trish Truitt

Jan 1, 2017, 12:49 pm Reply

Cute place.

Geeta Kalra

Mar 3, 2017, 1:34 pm Reply

Your apartment looks super cozy, I ❤ it.

Candice Jackson

Mar 3, 2017, 11:34 am Reply

Very cool layout, nice!

me heretoday

Mar 3, 2017, 11:54 pm Reply

lol we have just moved into a place, 1 1/2 half bed 50 sqm (includes balcony) from a three bed
Our living area is skinnier than yours. … your bedroom is huge..I guess ours was reduced to make the 1/2 room or study, we dont have the walk in wardrobe either…our balcony is bigger than yours.
I am enjoying the difference but still adjusting as we have been here only three weeks now.
thanks for sharing

Phoenix Ro

Mar 3, 2017, 6:54 pm Reply

I have a friend who lives in Colorado loves visiting Brazil

M a m a z a b a b e 6 1

Mar 3, 2017, 4:55 am Reply

Nice apartment! Looks very inviting!

kareincolor

Apr 4, 2017, 1:29 am Reply

: awesome tour! 🙂

Vicente Buffé de Mello

May 5, 2017, 1:40 am Reply

First video only in English!
Good Job!
Excelent tour!
Nice AP!

hollywd966

May 5, 2017, 6:32 am Reply

Looking to move to Denver area. Would you disclose what the rent is on a place like yours?

Ruby Staging

May 5, 2017, 3:09 am Reply

I love this style and idea . and the balcony, lovely!

Sushil Datt

Jun 6, 2017, 7:41 am Reply

lovely house. super liked. thanx for inspiring. lots of love from india…

LFCookie

Jul 7, 2017, 1:58 am Reply

Did I just found out about a brazilian Youtuber without even searching for a brazilian video? Woah,Brazilians have reached international scale.

Sim,eu sou brasileiro

Rich Lux

Jul 7, 2017, 4:02 am Reply

The space looks really cluttered i been looking at small places and seems like the minimalistic lifestyle is way to go thank you for sharing

lou chef

Jul 7, 2017, 1:48 am Reply

question what is the price range for an apartment like this? And what part of Colorado is this area? thank you

JEFF REEVES

Aug 8, 2017, 5:19 am Reply

I love your apartment and looks so cool!

Sharon Gittens

Aug 8, 2017, 5:52 pm Reply

Well organized for a small spacea

scrubs

Sep 9, 2017, 10:34 pm Reply

you are a blond Elvis

Tecendo caminhos e histórias.

Oct 10, 2017, 9:54 pm Reply

Adorei o apartamento. Tamanho perfeito.

Sylvia Christine Incote

Oct 10, 2017, 5:40 pm Reply

Cool! Sempre aprendemos algo com seus videos… hoje foi "pantry" e "neat freak" kkkk. 🙂

Jen Gelber

Oct 10, 2017, 3:23 am Reply

I'm from NYC and this place looks nice and spacious. Where is this again?

West African Goddess

Oct 10, 2017, 3:25 am Reply

How much does a space like that cost monthly and which neighborhood is it located?

Glaucia Peres

Oct 10, 2017, 11:05 pm Reply

Great your small apartment

Silenced Hippie

Dec 12, 2017, 11:06 pm Reply

I'm very excited to be moving to Colorado 🙂 still deciding on where to go

mitch sheppard

Jan 1, 2018, 9:18 am Reply

Your fucking gay dude. Total millennial.

Baby Silva Correa

Jan 1, 2018, 7:35 pm Reply

Very good

Jeferson Vieira

Feb 2, 2018, 7:15 pm Reply

I loved this in English. Amazing!

Jane Rocha

Feb 2, 2018, 2:03 am Reply

Muito obrigada por compartilhar este vídeo em inglês. Uma excelente oportunidade para nós brasileiros praticarmos a nossa compreensão auditiva de modo natural. Lar doce lar! Um lugar muito bonito e bem cuidado. Muito obrigada por nos mostrar a sua casa. Deus abençoe a vocês aí em Casa e a todos nós, todos os lares e lugares no mundo inteiro. Muito sucesso e felicidade em seus projetos pessoais e profissionais.

Kay Souvannakily

Apr 4, 2018, 6:11 pm Reply

Great place… What kinda of camera r u using..

Cesar Gallegos Becerra

Apr 4, 2018, 2:01 pm Reply

Solo entiendo algunas palabras mas seguro q hasta fin de anho mejorare mi inglês

Loretta Tay!or

Apr 4, 2018, 7:08 pm Reply

our's in Nashville is a one bedroom about 600 ft or less, measured as best i could, although we're in a senior apartment complex, not fancy just bare bones, no pool or balcony but have a laundry room, that's enough for us. we are gated too. only 2 story. nice layout. we don't even have room for a kitchen table because the kitchen is tiny & a pantry shelf takes up that part reserved for the "table". but it's nice.

Georgia Smith

May 5, 2018, 4:39 am Reply

Good idea with the mirrors, they make your space look larger

Gina Caze

Jul 7, 2018, 9:11 pm Reply

Great to hear you, Gavin, You're so nice. I'm from Brazil, trying to improve my listening watching your videos.

Christina Richard

Aug 8, 2018, 7:12 pm Reply

How much does this apt cost?

pedro m.

Sep 9, 2018, 10:40 pm Reply

Ah porque não fez em português.
Que estranho máquinas lavar secar no closet dentro do quarto.

Natasha Boston

Oct 10, 2018, 9:19 pm Reply

what the name of them those apartment ?how much do you pay monthly

Rain Coleman

Nov 11, 2018, 8:41 pm Reply

I love it

O Hardwero

Nov 11, 2018, 2:36 pm Reply

Blabla blá GAVIN … BLA BLA BLA kitchen …. bla bla blá DOOR … bla bla blá … CLOSET … bla bla blá

Bruno Agnello

Nov 11, 2018, 5:10 am Reply

Existe um abismo aparentemente insuperável para chegar a um nível de fluência necessário para conseguir falar tão rápido e fluido como você…
Como o inglês nativo é bonito e complicado … Parece que nunca chegaremos a esse nível morando no Brasil

Bonnie P.

Dec 12, 2018, 1:53 am Reply

Very nice!

Hina Khurram

Jan 1, 2019, 1:20 pm Reply

Good nyc

Jodi Ana

Feb 2, 2019, 6:31 pm Reply

How much is something like this?

Eliza

Feb 2, 2019, 4:41 am Reply

The living room furniture is set up so awkwardly

Jonathan Duclos

Mar 3, 2019, 7:21 pm Reply

Entendi apenas alguns trechos, e nos momentos que ele fala mais devagar, isso é bom ou ruim?

k

May 5, 2019, 6:55 pm Reply

That apartment is bigger than most in many countries nowadays. I like it.

Ismael Jônatas Silveira

Jul 7, 2019, 11:45 pm Reply

My first time listening you speak only an English, btw nice apartament.

Be careful Eye Know Who Eye Am

Aug 8, 2019, 7:34 pm Reply

Not bad,how much is the rent?

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