A new shows that some poor people in Hong Kong live in homes. Residents from a housing found that 204 families in their area live in that are smaller than prison cells. The families live in the Kwai Chung area of Hong Kong. The living space per person was just 4.6 square meters. This is the size of three toilet cubicles, or about half the size of a car parking space. The average of a prison cell for Hong Kong's maximum prisoners is about 50 per cent bigger than the size of the Kwai Chung homes. A 2016 government report stated that over 65 per cent of Hong Kong live in homes that range between 7 and 14 meters.
Hong Kong has one of the world's most housing markets. Britain's 'Guardian' said an average resident would have to save for more than 18 in order to pay for a tiny home. A member of the Kwai Chung housing alliance told reporters about how people are about living in such a small home. He said: "It is completely and inhumane that the living area for people is the same as for prisoners in such a city like Hong Kong." Another said she could only afford a tiny for her husband and six-year-old son. The room has a bed, a closet and a small folding table. She said: "The bathroom is so small we have to sit to go to the toilet."