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The 'capsule' home is a kitchen, bed and bath all in one (Rex)

Living in a capsule: £40 a month for China's smallest apartments

1 January 1970

For £40, or 400 yuan a month, young Chinese workers struggling to find anywhere to live can bunk up in 'capsule' homes - a measly 4.5 sqm.  With high rents and low wages preventing young people from finding somewhere to live, this residence in Wuhan city, capital of central China's Hubei Province, has divided its six storey building into 55 capsules. The box rooms often house two people.

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