Ikea is known for making the most of the available space with its items. They also show it with the apartment in which the Swedish furniture store is located Offers for rent in the Japanese capital.
Of course it’s a marketing ploy, otherwise it wouldn’t be 99 yen per month, but it’s still good to see what the apartment looks like.
every little thing
The ten square meter apartment is crammed with products from IKEA itself. A second floor has been created where you can sleep. It still looks nice too.
Moreover, you have almost everything in the apartment, but it is small: a sitting area, a wardrobe, a desk (you can fold it into a dining table) and a small kitchen. It also fits a washing machine. There is also, but not unimportant, a shower and a toilet, which are not included in the area of u200bu200b10 square meters.
Roll your bed in the morning
For the Dutch, this apartment seems too small. But the Japanese often live young. For example, the average house size in Tokyo is 66 square meters, and apartments are often smaller books Reuters news agency last year.
To save space, the Japanese often sleep on towels, which are folded in the morning to save space in their space is a living room, a bedroom, as well as a kitchen in one place.
4 by 2.5 meters
This is also necessary. Of the 6.8 million households in the Japanese capital, more than 1.4 million (or 20%) own less than 20 square meters of living space. This is not counting the shower and toilet area.
Across Japan, it has a total area of 5.7 million homes smaller than 20 square metres. Tokyo has about 76,000 homes that measure just 9.8 square meters. That is, for example, 4 meters by 2.5 meters, or 3 by 3.33 meters.
Believe it or not, there are 1,900 of which two Japanese live together. Well, that’s also without the shower and toilet, but it still works.
IKEA promotes the apartment with a shark called balahag. But a small shark barely fits in the apartment.
Pay your energy bill
By the way, Ikea only has one apartment for rent in Tokyo. Interested tenants must be at least 20 years old. They must respond before December 3, after which they can rent the apartment until January 15, 2023. The tenant must pay the energy bill himself.
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