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Recently, in Tokyo, Japan, a kind of  super “mini apartment” has become popular.

This kind of single apartment is generally about 9-13 square meters, and both left and right hands can touch the wall. Although the apartment is mini, it is fully equipped with all the necessary facilities: a mini kitchen, a mini bathroom, a mini balcony, and a mini bedroom. Basic daily life is no problem.

In addition, this type of apartment is generally located in the city center, which greatly reduces tenants’ commuting time.

10 square meters mini apartment with everything

The price is within an acceptable range and life is relatively convenient and simple. This type of single apartment has won the favor of many single young people in Tokyo. A mini-apartment developer said their occupancy rate has reached 99%, with almost no vacant rooms.

What can you do with a house of about 10 square meters?

According to the “Japan Times” report, 25-year-old Sotaro Ito has lived in a 9.46-square-meter mini apartment for more than half a year. His feeling is that “it is quite comfortable so far.”

Ito is a programmer. He said that he looked at 10 apartments before finally finding this affordable apartment. He hoped that the price of the apartment would be between 60,000 and 70,000 yen, that it would be located on the Japan Line, and that it would be equipped with an independent bathroom. Finally, he found that this apartment best met his requirements.

Ito lives in a duplex apartment. The first floor is the living area, including kitchen, bathroom, work table and chairs, etc.; the second floor is the sleeping area, with an area of about 4.5 square meters and a height of about 1.4 meters. The two floors are connected by a long white ladder.

Ito said many of the single apartments he viewed were dark, dirty and far from stations. “It was really hard to find a house that met my requirements until I heard about this apartment.” After only seeing the blueprint, Ito signed for the apartment and finally moved in last October.

The monthly rent for the apartment is 66,500 yen, excluding water and electricity bills. However, the internet in the apartment is free, and there is no need to pay a deposit or pay several months’ rent in advance, which greatly reduces the financial pressure on new tenants.

Ito said that except for when friends come to visit and it gets crowded, he feels quite comfortable the rest of the time.

The apartment Ito lives in was developed by Spilytus, which has been leading the micro-apartment trend in Japan with its Ququri series of micro-apartments. The company says their occupancy rate is as high as 99%.

In order to prevent other companies from imitating their design, Spilytus applied for a patent in 2018 for their design of living facilities in such a small space. “Our designs are tuned by the millimeter,” the company’s public relations representative said.

This type of mini-apartment generally makes up for the lack of width with height, and is designed with about 3 windows to let the entire room have enough light. In terms of interior design, they will change the floor color to make the entire room brighter, and also introduce different themes to suit the preferences of different people.

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