I am pretty sure I am going to downsize to a studio from a 1 BR in order to save money but also just to live the simple life, which is my goal. I lived in a studio for a few years and was very happy - every night I unrolled my futon and slept and then rolled it up in the morning and for the rest of the day I had a nice living room. I'm thinking of a similar pattern now depending on what kind of apartment I find. Things have changed, though, and fold out couches are better, and aerobeds of various kinds exist. Any GTers have experience with long term aerobed or sleeper sofa use? It's so exciting to be plotting a move — I've always been the rambling kind :) Not that I;m actually going far — I'm staying in the same apartment building to take care of my 89 year old Dad. But it's part of my overall retirement plan so it feels like a whole new life to me... just have to gut out the next three semesters til I get there.