When it comes to downsized living, Tokyo has it all. From capsule hotels and compact prefabs to communal share houses, land scarcity and high property prices have pushed realtors and architects to work with limited space, resulting in tiny homes and rabbit-hole apartments cluttering the capital’s neighborhoods.
These minuscule accommodations have led to negative stereotyping in the past of the Japanese as workaholics who only come home to cramped rooms, but that’s just part of the story.
With real estate at a premium in Japan, builders have to be creative to maximize any space they can get. So they build things very narrow and just hope no fatties show up. Here you can check out some of the most beautiful micro homes.
Would you be able to live in these tiny houses?