Hong Kong Introduces Possible Capsule Dorm
Think your dorm room is small? Think again.
A company in Hong Kong is thinking of starting a capsule dormitory. For a proposed rent of HK$3,500 a month, students can live in a room about 6 feet long, 3 feet wide and 4 feet high. You also get wifi and electric lights for your money. Utilities are another matter.
"We will be strict about the hours of water and electricity supply in order to be efficient about management," Eric Wong, managing director of Galaxy Stars Ltd told CNN. "So students must accept this condition."
In a city where campus dormitories are scarce and rent is the most expensive in the world (rents rose 12% in 2011), these tiny rooms would be quite cost effective.
But not everyone is totally psyched.
Reuters has more:
But some potential customers expressed doubts about the practicality of the coffin-like pods for long-term residence, especially given the fact that the rent is not exactly rock-bottom.
"Even in a dormitory room with two people, sometimes one of us might sleep late and that person's sleep will be disturbed," said Zhao Liu, a graduate student living in a dormitory.
"Especially when there are so many people in (essentially) the same room, I don't think it would be a good choice to live in such a small place."
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