View Poll Results: How large is the flat you live in (in gross sq. ft)?

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  • 1501-1600

    8 6.30%
  • 1401-1500

    6 4.72%
  • 1301-1400

    4 3.15%
  • 1201-1300

    6 4.72%
  • 1101-1200

    7 5.51%
  • 1001-1100

    4 3.15%
  • 901-1000

    10 7.87%
  • 801-900

    4 3.15%
  • 701-800

    10 7.87%
  • 601-700

    19 14.96%
  • 501-600

    15 11.81%
  • 401-500

    8 6.30%
  • 301-400

    3 2.36%
  • Less than 300

    4 3.15%
  • More than 1600

    19 14.96%
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Poll: How large is your flat (gross sq. ft)?

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  1. #21

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    800' sq + some, all useable bar the stair-well. I atually find I rattle around in this huge space like a single pea in a barrel, even with the cat to keep me company, but it comes with my job, and is ex-British military.

    From experience over the years, my preferred area is 300 - 400' sq. Doesn't take so long to clean, and if well organised has room for a civilised dinner party (6 - 8 people) and overnight guests.

    The smallest flat I've lived in was 150' sq, which I shared with one other person (but there had been a family of 5 living there previously). That was a bit of a squeeze: the 5kg washing machine was mounted on the "bay window" ledge in the living room, we literally kept the wok hung outside the kitchen window, and I had to kneel on the toilet seat to hang the washing on the outside line.


  2. #22

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunken Master
    Make it 60% for the newer buildings with large clubhouses and swimming pools and 90% for the older buildings without those facilities.
    w/ swimming pool and clubhouse = 77%. Standard for SHK.

    Quote Originally Posted by emx
    Manageable if its designed well: 130 sq. ft. in Paris.

    Don't mislead virago, he's assuming it comes with that girl.
    Last edited by Creative83; 12-04-2013 at 01:55 PM.
    virago likes this.

  3. #23

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    Quote Originally Posted by emx
    I am closer to Shenzhen than Sheung Shui.

    The Lo Wu Correctional Institution for Women???

  4. #24

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    There is a growing trend for tiny homes across the US and Europe with people realising it isn't that smart to sit on large mortgages for large houses, only to feel the need to fill it up with unneeded stuff that need maintenance or upkeep.
    For me, I think 800-1000 is ideal for most families and smallness imo can help with bonding within a family and of course much quicker to clean !

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTTwzwKLZak

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYV0qATsyts
    Last edited by SiuMaiTaiTai; 12-04-2013 at 02:59 PM.

  5. #25

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    Gold Coast Marina
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    I reckon my first flat that i owned, in the UK, was probably about 200 - 250 sq ft net. It was tiny. It was fine for one, but did start to feel crowded if more than one person was in it.


  6. #26

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    I do feel like after my stint in Hong Kong, if we ever go back to England we will be in a great position because even what I would have previously called 'tiny' houses will seem HUGE! We will undoubtedly end up with much cheaper rent/ mortgage by having this HK experience first, and actually appreciate the space we have.

    Also, living in HK teaches you not to get attached to/ buy rubbish. My family home in England has 5 bedrooms and an attic (yes i have a huge family) and it is full to the brink of utter crap which nobody throws away for no apparent reason. Clutter gone mad.

    Fiona in HKG and chingleutsch like this.

  7. #27

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    Quote Originally Posted by emx
    I am closer to Shenzhen than Sheung Shui.
    lok ma chau/sha tau kok?

  8. #28

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    Quote Originally Posted by closedcasket
    The Lo Wu Correctional Institution for Women???
    Very close the prison and across the river from the slaughterhouse.

    There is a tofu factory across from that prison that sells great fresh dau fu fa 豆腐花, $10 for all you can eat. A very popular place for cyclists on the weekends.
    Last edited by emx; 12-04-2013 at 04:16 PM.

  9. #29

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morrison
    and I am closer to Macao than to HK island
    Where do you live, TaiO ?

  10. #30

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    Quote Originally Posted by emx
    Very close the prison and across the river from the slaughterhouse.

    There is a tofu factory across from that prison that sells great fresh dau fu fa 豆腐花, $10 for all you can eat. A very popular place for cyclists on the weekends.
    Ho Sheung Heung? i do a lot of running over there. Never seen or noticed the tofu factory. Is it near the LW saddle club?
    Last edited by closedcasket; 12-04-2013 at 05:34 PM.

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