Micro-homes have become fashionable in cities grappling with housing shortages, and now hotels have taken to the concept. In Boston, two hotels — Yotel and Citizen M —specialize in offering guests minimalist rooms that are substantially smaller than an average hotel room.

Boston Globe Travel Writer Chris Muther said that the concept could be appealing to people who don’t plan to spend much time in their hotel rooms. Both Yotel and Citizen M also market themselves as more affordable luxury options.

“The idea is that not everybody wants a normal hotel room [if] they’re not spending time in their hotel room. They want to be out exploring the city, or they’re in business meetings all day,” Muther said. “I think people kind of feel better about it in a way that they’re occupying less space.”