I just got my first machine - a JP - in my little 700 sq ft 1 bedroom. Upstairs too! We actually have a nice little nook in the corner that had my desktop and I just moved that out of the way. I can probably fit two in there (already working on that with the girlfriend). I turned off the shaker and lowered the volume and it's really not a big deal. I'm sure the downstairs neighbors aren't thrilled about it but I'm not thrilled about their dog that barks all day, so we're even!