| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments

NEVER TOO SMALL ep.20 33sqm Tiny Apartment – Treehouse

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I thought when is located next to the forest we should create a tree house
because of something that was quite dreamy and the same time very cozy the apartment is located in the middle
of Hong Kong there’s not much of greenery area especially in the center
of the city so we actually really treasured a moment when we actually have
an opportunity to build an apartment next to the hillside this apartment is
33 square meters for the interior four square meters for the balcony
I live in the apartment with my dog and we each have our own corners the
apartment is about three years ago at that time his one-bedroom apartment and
what I’ve done here is I demolished petitioning wall and built a tree house
after we you kind of break the wall it created like a panoramic view that
frames the outside I think a lot of the challenges comes in to like working with
the existing built that is being provided by the apartment that when I
purchase for the kitchen they made it out of brass and wood and that’s why I
want to keep it because there’s a already a very nice kitchen we only have like a
simple dark blue color to echoes the kitchen to highlight the gold and not
having overtly too blink and at the same time put in a few elements which is
custom that is gold also like the Tom Dixon light adjacent to the sofa a lot of
people saying that in a small apartment you shouldn’t be using very dark colors it’s
really kind of depends on what kind of situation you are in if you’re trying to
frame the view of the outside so the outside should take presents as opposed
to the inside it actually helps you connect yourself to the outside I bought and a patricia Urquiola
terracotta tiles and clad the outskirt of it and it worked perfectly with the
timber frame also the dark and the light is about creating sequences downstairs
of the treehouse is only six foot and upstairs four foot it actually allows me
to host dinner parties below the tree house when you get up to the tree house
all side of the walls including the ceiling is all clad in Pinewood and when
you’re inside the space you have a really tiny slip of window that kind of
looks out into the forest feels really cozy one side of the was part of the
closets so what I did to the closet is the lower part I clad it in in paints
that matched the dark blue paint downstairs so when you’re in the lower
level you feel like you’re in one space but when you actually get to the upper
level it’s all kinda and timber so you already feel like you’re in another
space because they want to minimize any vertical element in the kitchen they’ve
divided it into two under counter or fridge so one is the freezer and the
other one is just a normal fridge it is very quiet living next to forest
and it’s very convenient because it’s in the middle of Hong Kong and is nice to
actually be able to look into something other than concrete in Hong Kong so we
really want to treasure this that kind of view when you’re in here


Phyllis Marony

Jul 7, 2019, 12:48 am Reply

Great job.?

Andy’s Shanghai Life

Jul 7, 2019, 3:58 am Reply

I guess he doesn't have foreign friends over to his dinner parties. haha

Diana Lichtenstein

Jul 7, 2019, 5:06 am Reply

Very nice?

Rodrigo Melo

Jul 7, 2019, 6:24 am Reply

the dog is the best part hahaha


Jul 7, 2019, 8:22 am Reply

How high are the ceilings?

Callum Styan

Jul 7, 2019, 5:00 pm Reply

The tree/bonsai on his balcony, wow.

Dhruvik Nanavati

Jul 7, 2019, 5:36 pm Reply

Color scheme is awesome. gold blue black fits so perfectly together.

Edgar Andres Garcia Hernandez

Jul 7, 2019, 3:35 am Reply

I'm pretty sure this guy can afford a kidney whenever he need one

Fábio Pereira

Jul 7, 2019, 5:38 am Reply

Awesome! Very beautiful and cozy !
Very clever design!

s c

Jul 7, 2019, 10:27 am Reply

How did you suspend the pine bedroom?

Alexis Angulo

Jul 7, 2019, 11:48 am Reply



Jul 7, 2019, 1:47 pm Reply

This house is a dream. But as someone who was raised with two parents in 20sqm, there is such a thing as too small. We had to sleep in one bed that also served as a sofa and there was no privacy. It can easily ruin a relationship. But now as an adult I can't imagine living in big spaces and actively hope to find myself in an apartment like this one to spend my life in. The treehouse is perfect. 🙂


Jul 7, 2019, 7:44 pm Reply

This is perfection

Cindy Chick

Jul 7, 2019, 9:38 pm Reply

I like it but the fridge and freezer are there wrong way around. You use the fridge more frequently.

The Fat Fairy that makes you 570lbs

Jul 7, 2019, 12:25 am Reply

I very much enjoyed that he used colors. I'm glad I'm not the only one who decorates homes with lots of color. My favorite color is white because that is how we see every color in existence. I imagine that if our eyes were different, it would be amazing to see. It would constantly twinkle every color, each beam would be magical. But this is also why I fill every corner with colors and patterns. My bf and I have close to 30 paintings, most of which his mother made because she just found out she had a hidden talent for painting, and they're absolutely stunning. They're filled with color. But him putting these very rich, deep colors in a small space makes it feel like a home and not just a space you live in.

Christopher Müller

Jul 7, 2019, 5:48 am Reply



Jul 7, 2019, 8:13 am Reply

The apartment is fine; hate the little tree house though. You'll have to be a hobbit not to feel claustrophobic.

Cathy K

Jul 7, 2019, 10:16 am Reply

Nelson Chow – what a great name!


Jul 7, 2019, 11:31 am Reply

I think the bed may need some extra guardrail. Seems one can directly fall out from the tree house to the ground.


Jul 7, 2019, 2:33 pm Reply

I ADORE this apartment!!!! GOALS!!!!!

For The Love Of Seattle

Jul 7, 2019, 4:10 pm Reply

I love you my brother. . . You have taken a very small space and turned it into a beautiful home. Very elegant but at the same time very livable.

Dima Immobilien Leipzig

Jul 7, 2019, 4:24 pm Reply

wonderful combination and view from the bedroom we LOVE it

David Hanousek

Jul 7, 2019, 8:02 pm Reply

This adress must be like living next to a Central park in NY…. insane view and nice minimalist design.

Robin Raidon Pettersson

Jul 7, 2019, 9:10 pm Reply

This would be enough. You collect so much shit you never use and living like this would prevent that. Also, I only use 30% of my apartment right now, lol

Virginia Taylor

Jul 7, 2019, 10:59 pm Reply

Not crazy about the sleeping space otherwise very pretty.

Zenete Oliveira

Jul 7, 2019, 11:47 pm Reply

Simplesmente incrível,a floresta ao fundo transmite muita paz,o cachorro é incrível,eu amei, parabéns


Jul 7, 2019, 7:19 am Reply

Omg… the view is amazing in this one

Habib xyd

Jul 7, 2019, 8:41 am Reply

Can any budy help my for my tiny house convert into beautiful house


Jul 7, 2019, 11:50 am Reply

He surely has got excellent taste.

Yay im Gay

Jul 7, 2019, 2:06 pm Reply

Very nice apartment
But i will NEVER get one in hong kong
Too poor for all that.

sofia zami

Jul 7, 2019, 2:10 pm Reply

The view is amaaazing … andh his skincare too ???


Jul 7, 2019, 2:32 pm Reply

he could buy an apartment in hk and renovate it after that dude is rich rich then

Nicole Penny

Jul 7, 2019, 4:18 pm Reply

This is the calmest video ever

Brooklyn Rocks

Jul 7, 2019, 4:23 pm Reply

What a beautiful apt. It has such a soothing quality about it. The bedroom is so calm. And my favorite doggo is there. Its heaven.


Jul 7, 2019, 5:05 pm Reply

I just wonder: how do you do your cleaning? I mean, especially in the bedroom where there is basically no space to move around. I cringe at the idea of when it is time to make the bed… it basically is like a dog house pretty much, because it is not possible to beat out the sheets or anything. It will accumulate lots of dust and it will be darn hard to get rid of it. There is no way I could live like that; plus this guy has a dog… we have two cats… eww… cleaning and vacuuming is essential if you have a pet.

Cherry X

Jul 7, 2019, 5:43 pm Reply

So…. how much is it…. ?

xin chen

Jul 7, 2019, 7:12 pm Reply


Maria Makinen

Jul 7, 2019, 7:32 pm Reply


Tugrul Turnali

Jul 7, 2019, 8:45 pm Reply

very inspiring. thanks for it

Hans Weissman

Jul 7, 2019, 10:34 pm Reply

33 sqm for one person is a lot……

Karen Rodriguez

Jul 7, 2019, 1:13 am Reply

so nice

Orsolya Minik

Jul 7, 2019, 9:50 am Reply

This guy is so talented: he took all the challenging and restrictive elements and turned them into something spectacular.


Jul 7, 2019, 11:11 am Reply

The tree house 11/10

allan cover

Jul 7, 2019, 12:27 pm Reply

Bling-bling tiny

Rohan Advani

Jul 7, 2019, 4:05 pm Reply

The dog is the happiest!!


Jul 7, 2019, 7:22 pm Reply

So… are there actually accessable solutions for turning a small space into a beautiful home or is that only for rich folk who can hire architects and purchase apartments where the walls are 50% windows?

Landon Yarborough

Jul 7, 2019, 9:48 pm Reply

I feel at peace after watching this lol. I would love to know how much he pays for this

Aurora Babarro Sastre

Jul 7, 2019, 11:34 am Reply


katherine evora

Jul 7, 2019, 1:09 pm Reply

I love it

Vanora Moon

Jul 7, 2019, 2:46 pm Reply

Love your space and what you did with it.

Bhawana Thakuri

Jul 7, 2019, 3:54 pm Reply

Wow fabulous

Amarjeet Singh

Jul 7, 2019, 4:02 pm Reply

bed can be avoided to reduce weight as wooden flooring itself is nice for sleeping durng summer and for winters can have bedings on floor itself and from the design it would not to dirty since for sleeping into person would use the flooring.

tikie cue

Jul 7, 2019, 9:24 pm Reply

The apartment isn't the only sign this guy's loaded. Did anybody see the miniature tree he watered towards the end??? That is half the mortgage right there already…

Aniket Belsare

Jul 7, 2019, 2:35 am Reply

Finest small house ever scene


Jul 7, 2019, 6:44 am Reply

I'm not a fan of vertical stairs (ladder) to the bedroom, would've done it retractable or slidable so it would be at an angle. Otherwise a very nice and beautiful apartment, the view outside is unbeatable.

nick jeffries

Jul 7, 2019, 9:45 am Reply

This looks amazing, very insprational


Jul 7, 2019, 9:14 pm Reply

lush and indeed very trendy deco, not sure about those ladder though it'll be quite painful to climb…….sigh

Or Barel

Jul 7, 2019, 9:35 pm Reply


anna ks

Jul 7, 2019, 1:46 am Reply

I would not want to be in this space, too claustrophobic

Terry JP

Jul 7, 2019, 1:37 pm Reply

well done

temi olubode

Jul 7, 2019, 11:43 pm Reply

Brass in a kitchen, is something I never thought I needed!!!


Jul 7, 2019, 1:27 am Reply

very good apartment for HK! amazing layout and design

David Parker

Jul 7, 2019, 3:01 am Reply

Love it minus the TV downstairs. Sorta ruins the appeal.

Random username I picked for some random reason

Jul 7, 2019, 11:51 am Reply

me looking at the video: ok lets concentrate so i can know what to to
dog: is there

Ave Alwi

Jul 7, 2019, 5:00 pm Reply

U should switch the living room to the dining 0

Ashok Peter

Jul 7, 2019, 10:32 pm Reply

hey, could you plz tell whats the ceiling height of your apartment??

Alice Itty

Jul 7, 2019, 11:34 pm Reply

What music is this?

Helen Bennett

Jul 7, 2019, 11:57 pm Reply

BEAUTIFUL and satisfying in everyway………………

Anthony L.

Jul 7, 2019, 12:18 am Reply

I think if you add the square feet as equivalent as well since we use square feet instead of square meter ?

Lily Peng

Jul 7, 2019, 2:15 am Reply

woot proud alumni of Nelson!

Chad Schrader

Jul 7, 2019, 7:24 am Reply

Super nice!

Joanne EnnaJo

Jul 7, 2019, 2:06 pm Reply

Ultra rich, hk home is never cheap.


Jul 7, 2019, 11:03 pm Reply

This is colour-scheme heaven. I would love to live somewhere that looks like this. I just wonder though: why two giant-sized TV screens, how do you keep the brass from oxidising in a kitchen, and doesn't the bedroom get a bit stuffy being so small without any ventilation?

Gregory Keane

Jul 7, 2019, 2:36 pm Reply

wow Nelson Chow, this apartment is genius


Jul 7, 2019, 10:38 pm Reply



Jul 7, 2019, 2:24 am Reply

thumbs up just for the dog.?


Jul 7, 2019, 5:43 am Reply

My only concern is that the dog won’t be able to climb into the treehouse ??

Jim Lim

Jul 7, 2019, 4:25 pm Reply

Great design. That triangular yellow tiles is going to collect dust like mad…i guess he definitely hired house cleaning services..

Alex Caprile

Jul 7, 2019, 8:14 am Reply


enn 1922

Jul 7, 2019, 4:48 pm Reply

waou ! Normally, I hate golden, gilded indoors. Here, amazing.

Josh B.

Jul 7, 2019, 6:05 pm Reply

This channel is porn for architects

E. Tan

Jul 7, 2019, 8:20 am Reply

nice small space but the property price in hongkong really hurts the wallet.

Xuân Vo

Jul 7, 2019, 3:21 pm Reply

I LOVE IT!❤????

John Jamaica

Aug 8, 2019, 1:30 pm Reply

How comfortable is sex on that bed?
I mean can somebody ride you without hitting his/her head on the ceiling…?

ManasKumar Behera

Aug 8, 2019, 8:42 pm Reply

U have to b ultra fit to use the ladder
Imagine if you are sick or having weakness and u need to get up and down from that ladder
Night mare

shit lista

Aug 8, 2019, 12:27 pm Reply

I loved the colors and balcony, but hated the bedroom, it's so claustrophobic

Our Fantasy Life

Aug 8, 2019, 1:23 pm Reply

This is the only tiny space I've seen so far that I could actually see myself living in.

Leo Korn

Aug 8, 2019, 3:43 pm Reply

I really like this appartement. It is bigger than mine. But, the TV in the bedroom is a nogo for me. 🙂

Ocean AI Impraim

Aug 8, 2019, 4:07 pm Reply



Aug 8, 2019, 4:50 pm Reply

the bedroom… Niiiiceeeeee !!!!!! great work !

Berany patiño lopez

Aug 8, 2019, 7:03 pm Reply

wao ..you have a wonderfull house, is like a luxury hotel room.

Linda BTDT

Aug 8, 2019, 12:40 pm Reply

Amazing Job, well done! ??????????

shreesha ragothaman

Aug 8, 2019, 10:41 am Reply

Best tiny home I have seen so far! such An amazing choice of color and his dog along with that balcony view is just ultra !


Aug 8, 2019, 10:23 pm Reply

Not bad, it's well set out. But I would have gone with "Lighter Colors". The Dark ones close it in too much. Black & White would have been perfect.

David Yuen

Aug 8, 2019, 3:56 am Reply

very stylish design and the tree house is really fantastic making good use of the space. well done ! i love this design very much !

Big Daddy

Aug 8, 2019, 5:44 am Reply

I'd fkn love to live in this house

d coughla

Aug 8, 2019, 6:54 am Reply

A beautiful, elegant flat with a great view. Everything is so well thought out. Well done!

Daniel Kö

Aug 8, 2019, 9:55 pm Reply

I think this is the first video on this channel where I didn't find any actual critique about the design and layout of the apartment. I'd love to see the bathroom but men this apartment is almost perfect (I'm tall).

Inner Core

Aug 8, 2019, 7:38 pm Reply

this is heaven considering its in hongkong. in the middle of a jampacked polluted (including noise) vicinity. you gonna love how it feells relaxing.


Aug 8, 2019, 1:45 am Reply

he's done a fantastic job, excellent use of colour

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