May 24, 2018
If you've ever wondered what a share house in Japan looks like, I'm here to spill the beans. I'll take you on a tour of this women-only share house so you can make your own judgments about whether you would live in one or not! (Assuming that you're a woman, of course...)
Like any regular house in Japan, there is a genkan. This is where you take off your shoes and store them, since you can't wear shoes in the house! Each room is designated its own shelf for ease of organization.
There is a common living area. Some houses have more than one, depending on the size. They can have TVs, gaming systems, pool tables, etc. It depends on the owner.
The kitchen is communal as well. Like the shoe rack, each room is designated its own area to store non-perishables as well as personal cooking utensils. There are shared kitchen items (like pots and pans) but some people prefer to use their own.
There are also three fridges in this particular house, with each room getting its own shelf. It's up to you personally to clear out the fridge when things go bad or are starting to rot.
There are also multiple washers. Some houses have free use washing machines, while other require a payment of 100 yen per load. It's up to you to be responsible with the time and remember when your clothes are finished.
The same goes for drying your clothes. Remember to check on them every once in a while to make sure they're dry and you're not inconveniencing others by taking up space on the drying rack that could otherwise be used.
This is a typical room in a share house. Some are bigger, some are smaller, but they usually come with a bed, a desk, a closet, and a heating/cooling unit. It's up to you to decorate it yourself and make it feel like a real home!
So there you have it. What do you think? Would you live in a place like this for 70,000 yen a month?
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