Monday, April 23, 2018

How does Hong Kong deal with expensive real estate? They build 100-square-foot ‘tube homes’

For the past seven years, Hong Kong has held the title of the world’s priciest city for home-buyers, according to the 2017 Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey.

James Law, a Hong Kong-based architect, believes that his micro-homes could help alleviate the city’s housing crisis. But his tiny home designs are anything but typical — they are concrete water pipes outfitted with all the amenities of a modern home.

Law explains more about his “tube home” design below.

Called the OPod, the “tube homes” measure 100 square feet. For perspective, a standard one-car garage is about 200 square feet.

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