Yes, time for a very cramped “What The Friday”! It’s no joke – these “nano” apartments for sale in Hong Kong are incredibly small – how small you ask? Well, look at this!
WTF! Apartments Smaller Than A Parking Space!
That’s right: a Hong Kong Developer had apartments for sale that, when measured, turned out to be smaller than the size of a Hong Kong parking space!
I got this story from SoraNews24, which does a phenomenal job of covering all things Asia. As they report:
“One real estate developer designed even smaller for-sale condominium units, called the T-Plus. Measuring 128 square feet and priced at 2.85 million Hong Kong dollars (roughly $385,000 US dollars), the student hostel-inspired units each would have a kitchen, space for storage, and toilet, and come furnished with a refrigerator, bed and dining table.”
“Student Hostel – Inspired!”
Can you believe a cramped hostel was the inspiration for this?
The article points out that the developer had 73 “micro” flats located in Hong Kong’s Tuen Mun district in December for sale, “but their tiny dimensions failed to attract buyers. Only two of the nano condos were sold, which caused the sales launch to close early.”
Yes, they stopped the sales effort due to the lack of interest. I can understand that space is at a premium in Hong Kong, but I think they really misread the current market for sleeping in a coffin-sized space!
As you can see, showcasing a nice looking building is one thing: packed in like sardines is something else completely!
Thanks to Soranews24.com as always for the story – click their story here to see more pictures and social media commentary from Hong Kong:
I am fascinated with how people live – and I understand that land is at a premium in many parts of the world – after all, look at Hong Kong’s skyline!
It’s a beautiful city at night, but the picture reminded me of one I shared a while ago: a Tokyo apartment building that was, shall we say, on a diet?
Yes, this apartment building doesn’t give you much room to move either! In fact, I shared some of the skinniest houses in the world, and you can see more of them here:
There you go: a “WTF What The Friday” look at living “NANO!”