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Life in a Crazy-Small 8m2 Tokyo Apartment

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This super tiny Tokyo apartment may just be one of the smallest places we have seen so far, yet at 8 m2 (82 ft2) it still provides a perfect space to allow Emma (originally from Australia) to live a big life in Japan. Become a Living Big Patron: https://www.patreon.com/livingbig Read More: http://www.livingbiginatinyhouse.com/tiny-tokyo-apartment/ Emma (Tokidoki Traveller) is also a YouTuber and makes films on her travels as well as her life in Japan. You can follow her adventures here: https://www.youtube.com/tokidokitraveller Follow me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/livingbiginatinyhouse Follow me on Twitter: @TinyHouseNZ Follow me on Instagram: @livingbiginatinyhouse Please subscribe for more videos on Tiny Houses, design, and sustainable, off-grid living. Music in this video: http://www.youtube.com/brycelangston 'Living Big in a Tiny House' © 2017 Zyia Pictures Ltd
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tinaj .siha (3 hours ago)
She's unbelievable. I find it hard to breath even just by watching this video let alone living there.
Stephon Lee (4 hours ago)
Me liveaboard a 35 ft sailboat
spear a sea (6 hours ago)
is a cool place. Thanks for sharing,
howdw18 (7 hours ago)
What she does for work?
Rosimeire Olinda (9 hours ago)
Ela parece ser feliz mas fiquei com pena dela,
Martin Madrigal (10 hours ago)
Dumb weebs.
Loveeee tiny houses
Shin po's Only (13 hours ago)
i bet they had sex after the interview
Lucky Strike (14 hours ago)
Can you show me around?! Whaha well if you look ahead! Yeah that's it.... No but seriously, I used to live in a room probably only twice this size. Not that much bigger. You get used to everything but this is not something you want to live your entire life in. People are not ment to live in such small spaces. With that said, it's really cute and as long as you have a bed and a toilet and a sort of kitchen, it can be much worse. Goodluck with your little house girl, enjoy!
Tony Stark’s Bitch (19 hours ago)
why the fuck why do i ship them
lenny108 (21 hours ago)
this is everywhere now that when foreigners come to a country, especially students, they try to make huge money out of this. Squeeze all the money out of them. Sad but true, modern human civilization degraded badly to what we thought was gone: highway robbery
Kelsey Kleynenberg (1 day ago)
This is like a kids dream tree house
sharpenednoodles (1 day ago)
Holy crap, imagine being a 3 dimensional being living in a 2 dimensional space!!!
pennypay1 (1 day ago)
This kind of housing- lifestyle, really- is for young couples or singles. Climbing up a narrow ladder to bed makes me think of Laura Ingalls. It's cute and all, but would quickly lose its charm. A view down a corridor doesn't seem very pleasant. Gracious entertaining is impossible (so, yes, this works for college students and hardcore minimalists but not the rest of us). Some of the tiny houses I've seen (those that were designed and built by their owners) were marvels of comfort, and enchanting considering their size. This is just too narrow.
washcloud (1 day ago)
Upside : you need not worry about slipping on anything in there 'cause there's no room enough to fall down and break bodily parts - chances are you'll remain standing... Downside : threesomes are absolutely are absolutely out of the question
Heba Emam (1 day ago)
Very unhealthy
PSPKriz (1 day ago)
My room is much bigger than this "apartment". I love Japan to but I wouldn't want to spend a single day in a confind space like this. Well I guess living in a big house my entire life made me unwilling to even try living like this.
nebitno prezime (1 day ago)
I only miss windows here
Greta Staskeviciute (1 day ago)
I feel like Harry Potter would like it 😊
Emma, you are so lovable and cute! I am excited about your Tokyo adventure! Good luck with the rest of your amazing journey : )
Clouded Dreams (1 day ago)
This is my perfect apartment, I hope I can live somewhere like it one day.
Scootro Dellabutro (1 day ago)
that ladder sucks
林檎 (1 day ago)
Wow! Never have seen like this though I am Japanese. Certainly, Tokyo is small and need to pay high rent. But if don't mind living the suberbs, will find a pretty house with cheap rent. I'd like to suggest her to live better than there.
WWE Turkey Official (1 day ago)
Its a solitary confinement?
Raihan Zahir (1 day ago)
Well this is what happens when you are poor. Study and get a job and work hard so you don't be a loser like her. I would be suicidal if i was a loser like her.
1kitty1way (1 day ago)
Wow that's crazy lol
dawud rochmatillah (1 day ago)
i feel my claustro
Helle Thun (1 day ago)
Husleje/rent ca. 4000,- Danish Kroner (january 2019)
6 dollars (1 day ago)
Who want to even live here
*Sabina* (1 day ago)
Wow! Kawai teddy.. I forget the brand name... sanrio? That's neat she was from Aus then went there... ! How did she get there/accepted? Figo (cool). I wonder what made her want to be there... did she reveal this?
Biljana M (1 day ago)
I think she uses the word "like" way to many times. I think she, like, said it, like 300 times in this video. While I don't think this is typical flat in Japan at all, it is interesting to see how someone can live in such, like, really tiny space. like...
Hiendar Inenkoray (1 day ago)
She's soooooo cute I can't
Lamiaa Ahmed (1 day ago)
It is interesting how do u use every inch
Darlene Candelaria (1 day ago)
Imagine waking up in the middle of the night half asleep to use the bathroom and you fall down those stairs! 😲
Да ну-ка... Это клеточка.
Manikandan Raja (2 days ago)
how much rent ???
zxexlxdxa (2 days ago)
I wouldn’t last in there. When I’m in a crowded space (like a really small car) out of nowhere I’ll start getting frustrated and angry and start kicking the walls or doors because it’s soooooo small
Robb (2 days ago)
OMG I would never live there.. am older and have to pee 3 times a night, would end up on my ass on the floor or peeing in that sink LOL
RomyArg30 (2 days ago)
600 USD??? omg for that money here in my country you get a FULL house with more than 5 rooms and a back yard big enough for a pool and dogs xD wtf japan is so expensive
chen song (2 days ago)
😖 it is heart scratching to watch this tiny room
Anant Kumar (2 days ago)
Reminds me of those space station videos where every daily chore we tend to take for granted needs to be carefully thought out. I really admire the headstrong attitude the lady displays in subjecting herself to such restrictions. All, so she is able to protect her individual-space (as she mentioned, she could live elsewhere on a sharing basis). Albeit a bit small, it is her space and through creativity and perseverance, she has managed to turn it into cozy niche she can call home. The only downside - and a heartbreaking one at that - is that she wants to dance but the walls get in the way. Her life seems strangely poetic. Sigh.
dru drives (2 days ago)
10:30 to 10:45 is really true.
Ilona Sycheva (2 days ago)
I love it. Lol so much less to clean 😄.
•Jo• (2 days ago)
Man, I thought my first apartment (1bedroom) was tiny!!!
Henk-Jan Swartjens (2 days ago)
Living in a small shithole "appartment" for 600 Dollars a month and still laughing and being sooooo positive about living in Tokyo. How simple minded can you be?
Rahann Neon (2 days ago)
i lived in smaller as a child in the desert southwest usa. 72 sq ft, 4 people. we spent most of out time outdoors.
Raising Bonkers (2 days ago)
Are you guys together yet?? There is obviously a connection ;)
Kathy Skorek (2 days ago)
This is inhumane to small.
Yashmaan Sharma (2 days ago)
I thought I manage my small flat best. She gave me a big shot. I loved the management every f-uc-k-ing time. Well! I believe if she can live there I could also. 🙀
Sage Henther (2 days ago)
am i the only one who thinks they’re NOT crushing on each other? didnt catch any romantic vibe they were just being nice
iwi 11 (2 days ago)
amunman (2 days ago)
Высокие потолки..
9:36 It bugged me that that nice shelf is not being used...
MrErmmmmmm (2 days ago)
Like being a rat in a cage. Disgusting way of making people live.
setphaser (2 days ago)
i lived in a similar space in tokyo but eventually i bought a desk and suddenly the place was too crowded and i had to upgrade. i don’t think we realise the stress we are under living like this.its like living with an ancient filthy kitchen that scares you and one day you move to a new place with a perfect kitchen and it’s almost hard to adapt to the new freedom of a safe clean kitchen.
Bertha C (3 days ago)
Wow this place is quite big (I'm from HK)
Cristina Aguado (3 days ago)
I think it's a very cute and comfortable appartment in spite of being small....I'll be very glad living in Japan for a while in a place like that!
Someone Else (3 days ago)
Why are her fingers so long?
Es la casita del árbol.. versión linda..
I wonder what kind of an effort it takes when she has to take a piss while in bed.
TheComputec (3 days ago)
£500 per mth... sounds expensive, but would probably buy you roughly the same in central london... if they were allowed to rent such small apartments there...
david villacorta (3 days ago)
absolut uncomfortable
grease112 (3 days ago)
in what culture would you actually wear your shoes inside?
Kuro Sparda (3 days ago)
wouldnt work for me, im fashionista and have lots clothes n boots and have a gaming pc that requires bigger table with extra wood for keyboard else shit falls over and screen is almost 30 inches. I work with IT and am a designer also soz my big screen is required and precious for my joy. In my old days without a pc that room would be perfect for me cuz i nearly owned nothing, but really, life is more interesting in a room twice the size with more stuff or with my guitar on the wall and my work and entertainment gear. Im a person that gets too bored too easily, i self teach myself and im a hurricane, hurricane chan cant fit in that room lol. My dream is owning a 100m 2 house hahahah 2 stairs also with a pool, or a cool bath place with screen synced to my pc, place for pizza and drinks to eat there having warm bath watching my stuff for fun but possibly roof that opens cuz i love staring at the stars and feeling the fresh wind. Would want in a more green place. Now if i were rich id have a bit bigger house, with gym inside, a lara croft training playground, with ropes and place for arrow n gun shooting, knife throwing so i could practicee often not losing time. But thats it, not super big mansion yknow, just with the stuff related to my hobbies, i dont like paying for cleaners and id want to get my entire house clean myself in 10min if possible. if i were a dirty rich person, id create myself my cool crazy house goth victorian half and half pastel kawaii, with self cleaning hidden tools that pop from the floor smth, so i can still clean entire house in 10min ahhahahaha. and it would look gorgeous. Big enough for my hurricane mind.
Funxion (3 days ago)
i feel anxious just by looking by it and i live in a 30m^2 apartment
Mrspotato20 (3 days ago)
Josef fritzl be watching this and he be like: oh shit i could have built my dungeon a lot smaller....
Pia (3 days ago)
i love small spaces, but the thing that made me anxious...is the fact that it isnt designed good (she didnt decorate it really nice) but that's my opinion
Verina Musherure (3 days ago)
Honestly, props to you. I could never. I desperately need space. I get sooo anxious in such small places. I just couldn't
Tara Rawson (3 days ago)
This woman is SOLIDLY in denial.
Abhijit dhamne (3 days ago)
Results of low salary given to the employee that is losing humanity, i request corporate world not to run behind expensive car and other comodities rarher give raise to the employee who runs your company
Nndaka 16 (3 days ago)
I like it, yes I find my comfort when I sleep in the corner of not a big room too
T K (3 days ago)
They are SO into each other :D :D
John Alfa Centauri (3 days ago)
«Hey! I'm so excited to show you my " tiny little home"…».
B C (3 days ago)
My house is even smaller than this. You could come haha, but I live in Mexico
Hayk Simonyan (3 days ago)
Me: *watches this video* Me after watching the video: *gets claustraphobia*
Nikolay Stoyanov (4 days ago)
we need to see the pornhub version
brian simpkins (4 days ago)
to all u winy little close minded retards...this is perfect if ur not married or have kids and just want to live cheap so u can actually spend money on seeing the world....only one little thing is the shower sink toilet combo; might liek the shower separate but thats it
Anindita Chatterjee (4 days ago)
Not about culture, its common sense. If someone walks around the house with their dirty outdoor shoes on, the house will get dirty.
Amy Kirk (4 days ago)
Very nice.. how much?
Linda Thorn (4 days ago)
Ooo balcony lol
bekah renee (4 days ago)
Oh it’s sooo small that it makes me anxious lol. In all seriousness, God bless her for making it work for her. I would go bat shit crazy in here.
Yoshio de Adeveras (4 days ago)
hahahaha "show me around"....honey, you are already there.
Eme Eme (4 days ago)
Parecía que él gustaba de ella.
Ceciel Winter (4 days ago)
Apartments this small are a 100% personal prison and depression coming, for me.
Silver Sebastian Loh (4 days ago)
I'd need it to be at least a little bit bigger. I want to have space to dance whilr facing any direction and have people over without worrying about lack of space.
Salseot IG (4 days ago)
She managed really good to make that tiny apartment look cute and bigger
alessia pino (4 days ago)
how does she shower???
lyhthegreat (4 days ago)
holy hell watching this gave me claustrophobia....i've been to japan and none of the airbnb houses i've lived in were this cramped...feels like a prison tbh..
Janell Evans (4 days ago)
It is a choice . In USA I chose to move to 160 sq ft sp. It's called an RV or caravan . Why because I travel and take my house with me. So to each their own.
Wo Miko (4 days ago)
Wow, she pays the same rent as I do... only I have 20 times the space. ^^ That's nothing for me - and painting and playing the violin might be impossible there. xD
- Vee - (4 days ago)
I won't lie I was wondering if I could dance in that small space then she brought it up lol
Annette Barletta (4 days ago)
Love the "bottom" view. He is so relaxed he let's you pick him up and carry him around like that. Amazing.
Pink Panda (4 days ago)
Only $600 and she lives in Tokyo? Amazing! Yes, It's small but people overestimate the amount of space they need. Where I live in Florida, there is nothing for $600. One bedroom apartments start around $900 and go up from there.
Celil Batu Söylemez (4 days ago)
Hello claustrophobia my old friend
Ken Man (4 days ago)
I go crazy if I have to live there.
Fatih Taş (4 days ago)
bence öğrenciler için ideal bir mekan. üniversite yakınında çok iyi kira getirisi olur :)
4 YOU (4 days ago)
That's not small....I got you beat...with the apartment I once lived in Yano. By where it had only one room...to sleep on the floor and nothing else....and when sleeping on that floor my head was one inch from the wall and my feet were just about touching the opposite wall. The little passage from the room lead to the door. On either side of the tiny cramped passage was a cubby for a mini fridge and stove.opposite was a mini shower and toilet. What I lived in would drove claustrophobic insane...
QueenBeebam (4 days ago)
I’m having a hard time breathing watching this
Louie (5 days ago)
That looks fkn terrible in every way
Tyler Gina (5 days ago)
She's crazy, I would never

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