From Smart cars to micro wind turbines, we are firm believers in the idea that bigger isn’t always better, especially when it comes to living spaces. Whether its a prefab cabin on an open lot of land or a studio apartment in a city center, smaller spaces mean smaller carbon footprints. Plus, there’s no need for a sprawling pad when you can transform any space into a super efficient home with a little creativity, no matter how small it is. Here we’ve rounded up five of our favorite tiny New York City apartments that showcase the best of small space living with lofted beds and unfolding walls. Hit the jump to see for yourself!