I just love enclosed spaces–dank tunnels like those under the cliffs of Dover, tiny offices, caves, blanket forts, you name it. Of course, they have to be comfortable, but once that’s achieved, I prefer them to larger rooms. This extends even to crowds. I love being in a full lecture hall or a packed dance floor, with people all around. Most often, though, I find a small space by sleeping with my head under the covers.
Interestingly enough I am a claustrophile and claustrophobic. In class rooms I’ve noticed that I instinctively seek out a seat next to the wall or even better in a corner. I like having things around me and don’t like open space. On the other hand something like crawling in a small tunnel gives me the heebeejeebies.
I love small spaces also - My absolute favorite apartment ever [other than the screaming yellow shag carpeting :eek: ] was a studio. The whole place was about 5 meters by 5 meters / 16 feetx16 feet. The main luxuries to it were the atching sized bathroom and walk in closet that sort of made an entry hallway at the front door. It faced a hill covered with trees so I never got direct light into the place, and it was quiet, and dim, and cavelike [in a good way] sort of a womb with a view=)
I am mostly perfectly happy staying in the bedroom in our house, I have a tv with cable, my computer, and a melita 1:1 pod brewer all in a 3 meter x 4 meter / 9 feetx12 feet room. I can crank my music and play WoW, or chat online with my friends from all over, and since my house is fairly small anyway, it is easy enough to keep an eye on dinner cooking. The only thing that would make life perfect would be a telecommuting job [i want pretty much any computer CS job outside the home, but telecommuting would make life perfect]
mrAru is also comfy in small spaces, he was stationed on submarines most of his 20 year navy career=)
Oh yes, very much so. I used to sleep with a whole pillow over my head before there was an infant sleeping with me. I also used to want to ride in the trunk of cars, and was able to talk people into letting me a few times.
I find this comes into play in, ah, intimate matters as well.
However, there’s only a few circumstances in which I like a small place full of people, and some of them will never eXist again due to various factors.
When I was younger and much smaller, I used to hide in DRAWERS during hide and seek. It was nice and dark and cozy. I also did MRIs for pay a couple years ago and enjoyed them. Entertaining and easy money, couldn’t see why everyone didn’t do them.
I find I don’t like really small rooms/apartments, though - I like to be in small spaces that are surrounded by much larger ones, where I can see out and the outer space is “my” space, too.
I’m entirely happy in my office with the door shut.
It’s a converted walk-in closet, 6’ by 5.5’ and just holds me, yarn, sewing machine, 2 computers, and a basket for whichever cat wants to come in (although it’s generally both and then I have to make lap space).
It’s nice to hear that there are others like me. All the reaction I get when I tell people around here is “what?! That would scare me to death!” Maybe it has something to do with living in the prairies.
I love small, enclosed spaces too. Our house has a “great room” with a studio ceiling, and I don’t like it that much. We’re trying all sorts of things to make the ceiling look lower. Next up is a nice dark paint color.