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Inside Hong Kong’s cage homes


Twisted Sifter

Hong Kong is the most expensive housing market in the world. It has been ranked as the least affordable housing market on Earth for eight years in a row, and the price per square foot seems to be only going up. The inflated prices are forcing Hongkongers to squeeze into unconventionally small spaces that can affect their quality of life.

Tens of thousands of Hongkongers are living in spaces that range from 75 to 140 square feet. To put that in perspective, the average parking space in the US is about 150 square feet. And in the most extreme cases, Hongkongers have resorted to homes the size of a coffin.

Vox Borders spent some time exploring the living situation in Hong Kong to find out why housing has become so expensive and spaces so tight.

https://twistedsifter.com/videos/inside-hong-kongs-shocking-cage-homes-vox-borders/

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2 Responses to Inside Hong Kong’s cage homes

  1. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    “And in the most extreme cases, Hongkongers have resorted to homes the size of a coffin.”

    And likely to be interred in same upon demise.

  2. galen says:

    All the isms intertwining here assuring a hodgepodge of control with “stack ’em and pack ’em” agendas that preserve the green areas for the bidding of the super rich. A very scary model for what all major cities can become. Capitalisticcommunism, is that such a word? It aught to be. Few things are more dehumanizing than how these people are forced to live, and the new, high-tech “cages” are scarier than the other cramped lodgings. Narrator says these just “put a band-aid on the problem.” Band-aid? You can’t even stand up in them!! This is torture disguised as living, and it’s on a fast track to more blatant slavery. Bill of Rights won’t have it. So much land for us to live out decent lives; may Bill of Rights open up a way for dignity to surface.

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