If you’re claustrophobic, you might want to turn away now. We’re about to show you some of the teeniest tiniest apartments you’ve ever seen. They’re located in Hong Kong – a city that has been struggling to accommodate its ever growing population. With more and more people searching for adequate housing, realtors are able to jack up rental prices to an average of over $2,100 a month for a standard one-bedroom in the city.
In Hong Kong, affordable housing means renting a 100-sqaure-foot unit for $200 a month. Many have resorted to living in cages, boxes, and coffin-like homes as rent prices continue to climb. Keep reading to see the harsh living conditions some Chinese are forced to live in. And the bad news is: Things will only get worse.
1. A Mother Cooks While Her Child Sleeps Just Inches Away From Her
Since the demand for living accommodations is much higher than the available supply, building owners have resorted to skirting around housing laws. Many single apartments have been divided into multi-dwelling units, and each section is rented out individually.
Chinese developers are now building small studio apartments that will measure around 128-square-feet each. This is two-fifths the size of an NYC “micro-unit.”