Utilise Small Spaces with Innovative Design to Make Money – Connect

JJ Connect continues to grow as a platform connecting locations to our network of industry professionals. With an array of properties, from converted Victorian schools such as Canterbury Crescent, ref 15354, to Modern Warehouse’s, we’re often asked if you need a large property to be in our extensive library. The answer is ‘no’. With the use of clever, innovative design you can make even the smallest of spaces shoot ready.

As part of London Design Festival, we visited ‘Urban Cabin’, a micro-house created by ‘MINI LIVING‘ and Sam Jacob, a local London architect. MINI LIVING adopts a creative use of space to explore the future of housing in the cities we love. Made from materials reflecting its surroundings, the micro-house sits perfectly in Oxo Tower Wharf.



The micro-house resembles the size of a large garden shed, yet boasts a library, kitchen/dining space AND a place to rest your head. With glass ceilings, the space is flooded with light, making it feel habitable, spacious and modern.








The uncluttered aesthetic, along with clever use of design, transforms this seemingly uninhabitable space into a tranquil, usable location that is also notably photogenic.

If you haven’t had a chance already, the ‘Urban Cabin’ will be at Oxo Tower Wharf, London, SE1 9GY until the 24th September 17. Pop along, get inspired and get savvy with the space you have.



Here are a few of Connect’s own mini spaces that work as bonafide film, photography, and event spaces:
Canterbury Crescent – The floor space may be small but the converted period hall feels spacious thanks to bright, white walls and the generous ceiling height. Check out the images of the location which show both the empty space and the space dressed with plenty of vintage props and, a JJ favourite, lush botanicals!
No Such Place – Offers intimacy, retro wares and a peaceful existence in London’s bustling Covent Garden. This cosy situation offers complete blackout, a bar, and a taste of the 70s – unlike the 70s, it has a constant electricity supply that powers all the mod-cons including wi-fi and full multimedia capabilities…
Rosary Place – We love this London flat! Any location manager searching for a flat location for TV dramas and commercials will appreciate this lived-in, ‘everyday’ home. A light colour scheme, high ceilings, and a healthy light supply all help to create a space roomy enough to swing a camera.