Model Apartments in Korea

During our stay in Pohang, we visited a model home. These model homes are depictions of what the inside of the tall buildings that tower over Korea. Going into these model apartments gave me a good view of how most Koreans live today and how they utilize a small amount of space to make it a home. In America, there is  a lot of land so many houses can be built wide or tall but the ordinary American home has a yard and is built for a family to have different bedrooms and other rooms. In Korea, it was the same inside but more compact and less spread out. It was innovative in that the kitchen had technology built into it and the rooms were very cool but I felt that it would be more like staying in a very expensive hotel rather than a home. Personally I don't think I would want to have a family and come home to that apartment every night when I know the options in America are much bigger than the house options in Korea. It seems that according to these apartments, many Korean households only have 1 or 2 kids. This is very interesting because like China I think Korea would like to keep the number of kids to 1 or 2 not for population control but for efficiency and living is easier with less. When I would have a conversation with other people in Korea and they asked about siblings and I said there was 4 of us, they would all gasp and say wow! How did your parents do that? So I know it is a shock to many Koreans who live in more city and urban areas of Korea.     image image image image

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