Paris, like most major cities, boasts some seriously high rent prices.

People pay as much as 4,000 euros a month for glorified closets, and if they want beautiful views of the Eiffel tower, they could shell out up to 10 million. To combat this real estate nightmare, one woman decided to take matters into her own hands. What she did to optimize space is pure apartment genius.

At first, this space looks anything but livable.

At first, this space looks anything but livable.