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65 Responses to 100 Square Foot Homes

  1. Profile photo of KikiPeepers
    KikiPeepers Female 30-39
    2247 posts
    May 20, 2006 at 11:31 pm
    Link: 100 Square Foot Homes - Photographs of residents in their 100-square-foot apartments within Hong Kong`s oldest public housing estate.
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    Yumiii Female 13-17
    1382 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 2:31 am
    Cluastraphobiaaaa (sp?)
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    sugarhigh83 Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2006 at 2:36 am
    wow...that was insanly interesting...very very small living quarters...half of the men didnt own pants. but they all had pretty nice tvs
  4. Profile photo of Gucciprincss
    Gucciprincss Female 30-39
    550 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 3:04 am
    Wow! There is NO WAY I could live in a tiny space like that! I wonder how much the rent is? How could anyone find anything in there? I`d be afraid of an avalanche!
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    almo Male 18-29
    184 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 3:04 am
    Damn did anybody else see all the porm links? I mean dayum.
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    SubElixer Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2006 at 3:11 am
    Just where are the toilets?
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    EmanEn05 Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2006 at 3:42 am
    ^^ that`s what I was thinking.... lol
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    Tinkerbellio Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2006 at 3:57 am
    Monday, May 22, 2006 3:11:43 AM
    Just where are the toilets?

    Toilets?!? Wheres the humanity?

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    donxkey Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2006 at 4:06 am
    I bet its cheap, I`d live there. Other than the fact they are probably all infested with rats (apartments not people) they didnt look so bad
  10. Profile photo of Ailruby
    Ailruby Female 18-29
    82 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 4:15 am
    You wouldn`t see me there
  11. Profile photo of S_J_W
    S_J_W Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2006 at 4:23 am
    Two words come to mind: Human Veal…
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    unbelievable Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2006 at 4:40 am
    think its got a cozey homie touch to it...i guess thats what you could call economey living?
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    moonie_kat Female 18-29
    358 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 4:43 am
    Wow. My room`s bigger than one of those. That`s crazy.
  14. Profile photo of Willowpuff
    Willowpuff Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2006 at 4:52 am
    Very small and square.
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    Ragin2340 Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2006 at 5:42 am
    human sardines, no way could I live like that in that small of a space, I`d go MAD!!!!!! (well, more mad then I am now)
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    cstrdmnd Female 18-29
    50 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 5:47 am
    Eerily similar to my dorm room...
  17. Profile photo of maples
    maples Male 13-17
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    May 22, 2006 at 6:15 am
    100-oooooo i get it. my school sponsers another school that over half of the kids live in those kinda homes... sad... one of the most oldest buildings in hk
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    lolakitty72 Female 30-39
    1972 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 7:49 am
    I think those apartments are owned by the state...the conditions are less than ideal. I believe the toilet facilities are communal...I don`t think each apartment has a wc of its own.
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    chain83 Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2006 at 7:54 am
    It almost looked like a retirement-home without anyone to clean... until i found the pictures of the kids living there, but their rooms [email protected] look that good eigther. But where to putt all your stuff in such a small space? Hmm... A couple of them actually have it pretty tidy (but the other 90... :P)
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    mashimaro_1 Male 13-17
    207 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 9:27 am
    lucky my gran lives in a rich apartmen block in hk ^^
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    mashimaro_1 Male 13-17
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    May 22, 2006 at 9:28 am
    oh and yea the tehcnology is insane there, anything remotely old (4-5months on the market) is considered out of fashion and teh just throw it on the streets
  22. Profile photo of Sabre200000
    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2006 at 9:38 am
    Wow, I couldn`t fit my bed in there! Granted I`m only 23 but the house I just bought (my first) comes in at 1500 square feet.

    I think living this simple would be great though, less stress.

    My fiancee is claustrophobic that certainly wouldn`t work.

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    TexGal24 Female 18-29
    252 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 9:58 am
    No, but thanks anyway.
  24. Profile photo of PurdueU BenZ
    PurdueU BenZ Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2006 at 10:06 am
    looks like the dorm room I lived in for 3 years (actually, mine was smaller)...but I don`t know how much longer I would be able to live there...

    Oh did seem to me that some of those people were very happy...others not so much...

    Power to them for living in such conditions!

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    shellbullet Male 18-29
    153 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 10:11 am
    this is a great home for the lazy, everything is within arm`s reach =P
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    mostclever Female 30-39
    316 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 10:15 am
    to self: "my life is not that bad" repeat, repeat, repeat
  27. Profile photo of thespread
    thespread Male 13-17
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    May 22, 2006 at 10:43 am
    No matter how poor they seem to be, they all have TVs. Also, some of those apartments looked alarmingly like my bedroom.
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    look215 Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2006 at 11:13 am
    yeah when you live in 100 sq ft, the room never looks clean with all the stuff crammed into it.
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    bobert54321 Male 18-29
    142 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 11:15 am
    The Japanese are different then Americans. The Japanese use there homes just to sleep. They spend most of there time out of the house. There either at work or having fun. So they dont need big houses. Thats why alot of houses in the the big citys are studios.
  30. Profile photo of Mr_Patata
    Mr_Patata Male 18-29
    46 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 11:26 am
    atleast they have a place to sleep, this is probably the closest hong kong have to homeless, yet they still have homes

    beats living in a cardboard box in america

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    dragonrice Male 18-29
    632 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 11:31 am
    They`re all asians.
  32. Profile photo of Oz1788
    Oz1788 Male 50-59
    10 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 12:09 pm
    The people who live in Hong Kong are Asian you dope
  33. Profile photo of neetfreek
    neetfreek Female 40-49
    119 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 12:43 pm
    Jail Cell.........
  34. Profile photo of teamsonic
    teamsonic Male 18-29
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    May 22, 2006 at 2:16 pm
    to answer that question about toilets.

    -the johns at the end of the hallway.

    (i know this cause ive been to shanties like these before. trust me yo, these are pictures of some of the nicer `lowerclass` places)

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    Mazztek Male 40-49
    586 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 2:21 pm
    Now I know why they invented the flat pannel tv`s.
  36. Profile photo of xDefilerx
    xDefilerx Male 13-17
    66 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 2:33 pm
    Atleast it is more roomy than those capsule hotels.
  37. Profile photo of Minya
    Minya Female 18-29
    122 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 3:10 pm
    I could live with that. That`s roughly the size of my room now lol
  38. Profile photo of gwhirl999
    gwhirl999 Female 13-17
    14 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 3:38 pm
    it`s not that amazing. my grandparents used to live in a flat like those. they very often have balconies, and to whoever asked about toilets, they have a door leading from the balcony to a separate bathroom.
  39. Profile photo of GypsyCassie
    GypsyCassie Female 18-29
    880 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 4:39 pm
    Well, that blows...
  40. Profile photo of cappez
    cappez Male 18-29
    89 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 4:51 pm
    these make an interesting comparison:

    I`d live long as there is a WINDOW ??

  41. Profile photo of mysticrose
    mysticrose Female 40-49
    395 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 5:01 pm
    Holy SHI* !!! i would be out of there So fast !! i would go nuts in such a small room.. but mind you .. it would be easy to clean , thats for sure !!
  42. Profile photo of ne028
    ne028 Male 18-29
    889 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 5:15 pm
    how do those old people get onto the top bunk?
  43. Profile photo of AVDPhoenix
    AVDPhoenix Male 30-39
    1522 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 5:23 pm
    Poor people!!!!!!!!!!! That`s just so sad!
  44. Profile photo of Trizz
    Trizz Male 18-29
    1383 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 5:43 pm
    how inconvinient...
  45. Profile photo of Ajikan
    Ajikan Male 18-29
    1526 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 5:50 pm
    nice, id live there.
    and i hate it when someone calls it japanese when it isnt.bobert54321
  46. Profile photo of floridarocks
    floridarocks Male 13-17
    36 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 5:54 pm
    thats kinda depressing, they dont even have closets....
  47. Profile photo of GrereX1
    GrereX1 Male 13-17
    921 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 5:59 pm
    ...That looks like something...AA..Prison...
  48. Profile photo of GrereX1
    GrereX1 Male 13-17
    921 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 5:59 pm
    II could live in that, A fridge,A huge Tv, a computer and a Xbox....
  49. Profile photo of cutbullocks
    cutbullocks Male 18-29
    393 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 6:46 pm
    it makes me feel spoiled, but at least they seemed sorta happy and all
  50. Profile photo of violingirl77
    violingirl77 Female 13-17
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    May 22, 2006 at 7:59 pm
    my room is like 550 square feet. ya i know its big. :-P
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    jkagatha Female 18-29
    53 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 8:12 pm
    On 5/22/2006 4:23:32 AM S_J_W wrote: Two words come to mind: Human Veal…

    Wow, that sums it up nicely.

    Once we had a 600 square foot place and I thought that was bad. Oddly, the bathroom was bigger than the kitchen.

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    Deadman3215 Male 18-29
    536 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 9:09 pm
    Maybe if all those Japs stopped humping like jack rabbits after all the old people die off maybe they could knock down a couple walls? 500 sq ft. apartment.
  53. Profile photo of kittycatz
    kittycatz Female 18-29
    100 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 9:51 pm
    I had a room just under that size growing up.


  54. Profile photo of FLIPZ
    FLIPZ Male 18-29
    203 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 9:57 pm
    WOW....I think i read at least 5 posts where people were calling them "japs". First of all, you are racist [email protected] Second of all, you are all IGNORANT racist [email protected], considering Hong Kong isn`t even in JAPAN, its in china you idiots.
  55. Profile photo of eff_u
    eff_u Female 18-29
    33 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 10:31 pm kids don`t have it much better

    lol jk, at least not for their entire lives!

    some of those people seemed kind of happy...

  56. Profile photo of cahalla
    cahalla Female 18-29
    961 posts
    May 22, 2006 at 11:28 pm
    its like living in a dorm... actually more room
  57. Profile photo of sulu
    sulu Male 18-29
    994 posts
    May 23, 2006 at 1:46 am
    Soylent Green is made of people!!
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    IloveShoes Female 18-29
    430 posts
    May 23, 2006 at 6:57 pm
    i think i would die.
    They were all so messy too!
  59. Profile photo of Sparkly
    Sparkly Female 30-39
    240 posts
    May 23, 2006 at 8:42 pm
    they need to go to an Ikea! I`d love to see an Ikea transformation of one of those places!
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    VolcomStoner Female 18-29
    174 posts
    May 23, 2006 at 11:03 pm
    some of those rooms were so full of stuff I couldn`t figure out where they would sleep.
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    bamboozleduh Female 13-17
    85 posts
    May 24, 2006 at 1:39 am
    jeeeez. that`s INSANE. it`s kinda like getting lost in a huge closet.
  62. Profile photo of Moenkie
    Moenkie Male 18-29
    312 posts
    May 24, 2006 at 8:14 am
    Don`t ever complain about what you have.
  63. Profile photo of boredashe11
    boredashe11 Female 18-29
    5 posts
    May 25, 2006 at 11:05 pm
    haha. is that why you wanna be the guy in the picture?

    btw, from what i know, if you are considered a low income household, you get grant for those apartment for LIFE! there is a waiting line for that. and that`s why mostly old people live there. they`d rather buy high tech stuff or eat well than buy a flat that will eventually go down one day. -hongkongnese

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    BigBonny Male 18-29
    2216 posts
    May 26, 2006 at 11:03 am
    Those poor people, having to live in basically a run down hotel room :(
  65. Profile photo of MustangSusie
    MustangSusie Female 18-29
    281 posts
    August 14, 2006 at 11:22 am
    hey it maybe small and dirty but its good living compared to being homeless...wanting and needing are two differenes. Everyone saying how its sad... it goes to show youre spoiled...whats so sad about having a roof over your head? it may not be ideal..I can sure place a bet that its a hell of a lot better than living in a cardboard box on the streets

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