I pay £340 to squeeze in a teeny 5 square metre flat – my bed’s also my living room… at least I have a window | The Sun

A WOMAN has revealed what paying £340 per month gets you when renting a room in South Korea.

Social media is full of videos of millionaires showing off their posh apartments and lavish homes – but now one woman, Marjory, has shared what it's like being on the other end of the scale.

The young woman is based in Seoul, the capital of South Korea, and lives in a teeny room, which costs her £340 a month.

According to Marjory, the room is just five square metres in size, making it a squash and a squeeze.

Originally designed as for students, such rooms, also known as Goshiwon, are often characterised by relatively low rent, shared bathroom and kitchen, also with very limited space.

The room Marjory was residing in had came with a modern lock outside the door that required a special code to gain access.

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Once inside, she shared in the clip, the room had a single bed, a small table by the walls, as well as few shelves where she could store her belongings.

''You can see my whole apartment just with a wide angle video,'' she chuckled.

As the space in minimal, the young woman uses her bed as a two-in-one – it serves both as a place to sleep and a living room.

''I'm not complaining, it was quite comfortable for only one month,'' she added.

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According to Marjory, she was ''lucky'' that the teeny room had a window – some spaces don't have one.

Meanwhile, outside the room, was the communal space with a kitchen that had a coffee machine available and other cooking appliances ready to be used.


As there was no bathroom in the mini flat, Marjory had to dash upstairs where she could use the women's toilet – men's was located on the same floor as her room.

By the entrance, the building has cameras filming ''all the spaces'', as well as lockers where occupants can store their shoes and slippers.

''There is a also a rooftop for smokers or just to get some fresh air.''

But for many on social media the teeny room proved to be far too small, as they raced to comments to share their thoughts.

One, for example, reckoned the price was too high, writing: ''For that 400€? That’s absolutely insane.''

Another wrote: ''I paid 400,- a month in the middle of Seoul for a waaaay bigger room with private bathroom.''

Someone else chimed in: ''Damn I pay the same price for a 22m2 one room.''

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''Pretty expensive, but if you like it that's all that matters,'' a fourth added.

''As long as there's a coffee maker,'' a TikTok fan penned.

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