Today I Learned This Amazing Thing…

If you work in an office environment, chances are you have a cubicle.

Now imagine leaving your job for the day and coming home to one. That’s exactly what at least 170,000 residents do in Hong Kong.

Known as “coffin, “cage” or “cubicle” flats, these tiny spaces are created from subdivided rental units and house those who are unable to afford the crowded city’s sky-high rents.

A family in their Hong Kong flat. Photograph by Society for Community Organization.

I suddenly feel a new appreciation for all the apartments I have ever lived in. For more, check out these incredible images.