These tiny South Korean ‘prison cell’ rooms make some of Hong Kong’s ‘shoebox’ apartments look downright spacious.
According to Kotaku, these compact rooms called “goshiwon” were originally meant for students who needed to escape distractions when studying for college or career entrance exams.
However, the rooms are now being rented out as actual living spaces and are being called “goshitel”.
More and more tenants are renting out these tiny apartments because lack of affordable housing in big Korean cities leaves them no other choice.
I suppose not every cramped room can offer the illusion of endless space the way Chengdu’s transparent bubble hotel does.