Today houses in US are getting larger and the living space per person has doubled over last 40 years. The square footage of living space per person has increased to 980.7 square feet. But in certain high-cost cities it gets crazily expensive to afford a decent living space. In Hong Kong, a 30-square-foot subdivided apartments are renting for $2000 HKD a month (around $250). These subdivided apartments come with toilet, bed and a sink. No kidding!
In a documentary film, reporter from magazine HK01 checked out the listing ads at a rundown low-rise building in the city’s Kwai Chung district and found this 30-square-foot toilet subdivided room.
The tiny apartment includes a toilet with a sink. To increase the quality of life just a bit, the landlord built in a divided wall so you don’t have to sleep right next to the toilet every day. Just be aware that you have to squeeze in your legs if you are over five feet tall to fit in the room while sleeping at night.
No wonder Hong Kong is rated as one of the least affordable city in the world. For some Hong Kong family where entire families live in rooms smaller than your typical kitchen, this tiny apartment might not be that strange. But would you live in this tiny 30-square-foot apartment? Comment below!