25 Jun '18, 9am

Singapore coffin-style Capsule home in HDB advertised for $15-$19 a night on Airbnb

An Airbnb user seems to be taking a leaf out of a Hong Kong living space business model, where larger spaces meant for a family are divided into coffin-like “capsules” and rented out. In an ad placed on Airbnb by user Adams, “Capsule Sleeping Spaces” are rented out for S$15 a night, where one can literally slide into the space (like a morgue cabinet) and get some shut-eye. Take a look at the ad: Airbnb’s sponsored advertisement also showed the property: Here are some photos of the space. Is the owner going for the “scrapyard” aesthetic? Or maybe patchwork-chic? Is that vinyl or painted-over packaging tape? Here’s the shelving available in the common space. Weight and height limitations The ad says that the place is very close to an MRT station in Woodlands area and that it has great outdoor space. The listing markets itself to business travellers and solo adventurers. The ...

Full article: https://alvinology.com/2018/06/25/singapore-coffin-style-...

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