The couple decided to take the opportunity to finally move in together. “Well, it’s been a bit of a running joke for our friends. We’ve known each other and been a couple for ages but we’ve never lived together,” says Marie. “It never really mattered,” explains Oliver, “but now we’ve decided to combine our two apartments and live together in rented accommodation in Berlin about 200 kilometres (125 miles) away.” Blum’s Requirement Research Department invited the couple to Austria to take part in an experiment.
The mini apartment experiment: living in 22 m²
Marie and Oliver have been a couple for seven years. Now they’re about to move from the country to Berlin. 33-year-old Marie received a job offer she could not turn down.