Inside Hong Kong’s cage homes


  1. Vox

    Vox20 horas atrás

    Cage homes are just one fascinating product of Hong Kong's unique composition and history. For more check out the full Vox Borders Hong Kong playlist here:

  2. Shabih_E Zainab

    Shabih_E Zainab3 horas atrás

    I feel claustrophobic watching this literally I had a fast heart beat and felt anxious

  3. Fini D.

    Fini D.4 horas atrás

    That there's so much free land even though there ares I many people is one of the mane reasons why Hongkong is so beautiful. It gives the city a unique feeling that no other city has.

  4. Ibn Taymiyyah

    Ibn Taymiyyah5 horas atrás

    I'd rather build a simple hut in the forest.

  5. Bosque Harris

    Bosque Harris6 horas atrás

    Imagine if someone farted in that room...

  6. Richard Hogan

    Richard Hogan6 horas atrás

    Intro music is nice. Thanks for the info from the video.

  7. GraceDcastle

    GraceDcastle6 horas atrás

    Damn, I lived in a 1 x 2.5 mts room for 3 years (obvs kitchen and bathroom shared with other people) and it was a freaking nightmare 80% of the time, but damn, at least I had a tiny window from where I could watch a couple of trees and some air entered. I can't imagine what living in one of those coffins is. Really a sad situation

  8. GraceDcastle

    GraceDcastle7 horas atrás

    And people still think that not having children makes you a selfish person because of course we need more people in this not at all overwhelmingly populated world... Ha! *hysterical laugh*

  9. Hafiel Rahaputra

    Hafiel Rahaputra7 horas atrás

    $267 a month for that cage house? Damn.... You can get 2 bedroom, in a nice apartment here in Jakarta.

  10. Lil Blockchain

    Lil Blockchain8 horas atrás

    I'm mean if you're only paying $250 a month for that small space you should have plenty of cash left over to spend outside of your home.

  11. LucifeL MartelL

    LucifeL MartelL9 horas atrás

    The communists have always been hand in hand with the Jews.... And yes the status quo is what that matters.. And this ain't going to change. Makes you question what was the revolution all about?

  12. Garthgoyle

    Garthgoyle9 horas atrás

    Damn. And I thought that living in Japan was bad.

  13. Izuhara Torozu

    Izuhara Torozu10 horas atrás

    The world would be a better place if there were 1/2 the amount of people there are now and it stayed like that....

  14. Britt Pomales

    Britt Pomales10 horas atrás

    a small room is better than a cage. if you got a window you are lucky.

  15. orlando hamilton

    orlando hamilton11 horas atrás

    First of all, if yu tried paying 267 us dollars a month on rent in any big city, thats all yu would get. Secondly free more beautiful land to get wiped out and turned into cities thats constantly kill our planet??? 🤔 interesting

  16. Sk8 Rail

    Sk8 Rail12 horas atrás


  17. Maro D

    Maro D12 horas atrás

    9:26 "And put the interests of the people above the interest of the market" That's not the time we are living in right now.

  18. nkooutsider

    nkooutsider14 horas atrás

    We need Thanos

  19. Dogy Doo

    Dogy Doo14 horas atrás

    I'd rather live in the wild

  20. Charlie Chuckles

    Charlie Chuckles14 horas atrás

    Can these people not commute to work?

  21. Jay Pearce

    Jay Pearce14 horas atrás

    One acre of land and a 39000 square foot house in the USA, cost 250k.... they are stupid!!!!! They aren’t the best economic entity... they are stupid!!!!! Government rips them off!!!!

  22. Mark

    Mark14 horas atrás

    Ah Vox, always throwing a dose of socialism/communism in the mix.

  23. ibetatestedyourmother

    ibetatestedyourmother14 horas atrás

    Tell em to stop having kids

  24. Jasleen Sohel

    Jasleen Sohel15 horas atrás

    Hygiene levels there have shooted up through sky........

  25. Let's Talk North Carolina

    Let's Talk North Carolina16 horas atrás

    All those people in one small space?Your going to fight and get on each other's nerves.I couldn't do it.

  26. SSYabuddy

    SSYabuddy17 horas atrás

    This place sucks lol

  27. WannaSeeWhatYouGot

    WannaSeeWhatYouGot20 horas atrás

    "There's a lot of green space" are you stating that we should be cutting down the whatever trees we have to build more houses?

  28. Audio6195

    Audio619521 hora atrás

    Could not fully breath throughout the video

  29. 20320456 Kaneki

    20320456 Kaneki22 horas atrás

    Nature is what makes Hong Kong beautiful!

  30. James Robert

    James Robert23 horas atrás

    this was so well done! everything from the edit to the level of research was perfect!

  31. Brenda Miller

    Brenda MillerDia atrás

    It's a real problem, I know, but the capsules look sick af.

  32. S.Y ARMY!

    S.Y ARMY!Dia atrás

    I am very exited to go to HK I can speak very little Cantonese.🤫

  33. halee mao

    halee maoDia atrás

    well they over produce babies. now they look like hampsters in cages.

  34. BananaCorn

    BananaCornDia atrás

    I heard that sometimes in a Hong Kong you can reach out of your window and touch another block. I’m not sure how true this is.

  35. Corbin Davies

    Corbin DaviesDia atrás

    All your jargon comes down to deforestation so more people can fill a space breed and repeat, this is short sighted and foolish. Innovating space usage of the living spaces we have and using population control will be the most sustainable path to any economy’s future and long term prosperity.Your path will destroy the world and turn proud economy’s into the Ozymandias of tomorrow!

  36. imprisoned mindz

    imprisoned mindzDia atrás

    Always wanted to live in Hong Kong, having second thoughts now :D

  37. Yanan My baby

    Yanan My babyDia atrás

    Okay b u t Houses/dorms/apartments like this are everywhere in Asia it’s not only Hong Kong they might not be cage homes but they are like this I mean kpop idols can live with up to 10 members in a little bit bigger dorms. It’s also really popular in Hong Kong where they are running outta room for everyone

  38. Fotis Mark

    Fotis MarkDia atrás

    its capitalism... USA USA USA

  39. Julian Sung

    Julian SungDia atrás

    And the Chinese are buying apartments in Hong Kong to store cash. They got it through corruption so they can't save it through their banks, so they buy apartments here in Hong Kong where the Chinese government can't catch them just to store cash

  40. Smdumpster

    SmdumpsterDia atrás

    My dad lives in Hong Kong and he lives with 6 other people in one apartment and they all sleep in those sleeping capsules

  41. Spens inthevalley

    Spens inthevalleyDia atrás

    Affordable housing isn't wanted in cities no matter how liberal you are or how liberal that city is. Just look at the sky rocketing of homelessness in major cities in the USA.

  42. Constantine

    ConstantineDia atrás

    I feel suffocating only watching this.

  43. iFaceYourPalm

    iFaceYourPalmDia atrás

    This is so dehumanizing.

  44. F**K Google+

    F**K Google+Dia atrás

    Let's erase even more vegetation to make place for a non-stop growing population!

  45. inderjeet kaur

    inderjeet kaurDia atrás

    What I have observed that in Hong Kong government owns all the land and they sell it out to real estate agencies to build the infrastructure. Government in return gets lot of revenue out of the bidding and leases. The taxes rates are quite low coz govt don't impose high taxes on citizens to earn revenue as they are getting it thru land. But in India, lands rates are high as well as the taxes rates. Atleast in Hong Kong you don't have to pay high taxes that's why they topped in economic index. In India both the things are high, buying the land and paying the taxes.

  46. Lucky Lex

    Lucky LexDia atrás

    Sooo, I could buy 20 of those pods and rent them out to college kids and make my house a "novelty Japan" housing building lol.

  47. Rahman Srez

    Rahman SrezDia atrás

    im shocked Singapore is not even on the top 10 list!!

  48. Raemnant

    RaemnantDia atrás

    A tiny apartment for less than 300 a month? Why dont we have that in the U.S.? Where I live, income based housing is only for women and the elderly

  49. lollypup buzz

    lollypup buzzDia atrás

    This while 50% of housing in china is unoccupied that is around 5 million flats, just not occupied. Why not accommodate hong kong into main land china? De congest please. Don't forget to give me one flat in Shanghai. 🤗

  50. Jonathon Balderas

    Jonathon BalderasDia atrás

    True giving the land out would help but for how long... To what price to the environment... And to what end.. to avoid cramped living for 200years when everybody has had more kids ... In the end islands are just looking at the problem we will all face one day... The earth isn't growing... Our population is... Time to look to the stars....

  51. Luke Brusatori

    Luke BrusatoriDia atrás

    It's not a good idea just to chop down every tree on earth to fit more people.

  52. Shane C

    Shane CDia atrás

    Why would anyone want to live in Hong Kong? It's dirty, polluted, overpopulated, and expensive.

  53. Dillon Compton

    Dillon ComptonDia atrás

    That's how it'll be here in America and what people are aiming for

  54. Anna Russo

    Anna RussoDia atrás

    don't need to see that guy's face all the time. otherwise, its very informative.

  55. Micah Ingram

    Micah IngramDia atrás

    the gov should take a chunk of land build tiny homes for the people never to lease to another org. a tiny home needs a toilet, bed, food storage and prep, and a place for tv and charging phones laptops extra all powered by renewable energy sources. you can pile all this in a tiny yet open area... they wouldn't need to tax em just lease/rent them to the people... in turn freeing up area for more business opportunities therefore making more money...

  56. Karen He

    Karen HeDia atrás

    At least I know they translate stuff right

  57. iCynical PC's

    iCynical PC'sDia atrás

    so their wrong for keeping their environment green? while they uncontrollably have kids? nani?

  58. More Bad Ideas

    More Bad IdeasDia atrás

    Miami more expensive than NYC? WTF I gotta get out of here!


    MAKARAND KINIDia atrás

    The experience of sleeping in such congested rooms must be quiet suffocating.

  60. Lemmy's Life

    Lemmy's Life2 dias atrás

    people are living in cages, but is always place to built a rolex store xD

  61. HITMAN JJs

    HITMAN JJs2 dias atrás

    So 80% of there assets are in bank savings imagine if there accounts get hacked....

  62. Thats Not Gaming

    Thats Not GamingDia atrás

    what assets? lmao do you not realize these ppl can barely afford to make rent payment? they live paycheck to paycheck.

  63. Tweeked Mobb

    Tweeked Mobb2 dias atrás


  64. Arseniy

    Arseniy2 dias atrás

    Hmm... weird how like all the most unaffordable cities are leftist/socialist... Not a single republican majority city on there that doesn't impose regulations on who can build what where.. probably just a coincidence.

  65. my future hobi

    my future hobi2 dias atrás

    Im a student , i studied a little far from my home . Its take about 30 minutes inc waiting for the bus and train . Everyday i will do the same thing . My dad said to take room that near my campus . But i cant 😭 i dont like to share bathroom , bedroom , kitchen . I said if want me to rent room . Let me got room , and has the toilet inside , and i will . But it little bit expensive 😭 me such a nice daughter , i will travel everday home to campus for 2 years and half 😂💪 (sorry if my english is bad)

  66. Katima XP

    Katima XP2 dias atrás

    This is just terrible! I thought I had it bad in Japan, but at least I had my own bathroom! There should be a UN law on Humanity regarding the living conditions governments force upon people. 7 billion people shoulder to shoulder can fit New York City. Plenty of room out there in the world!

  67. Jacob Kenney

    Jacob Kenney2 dias atrás

    I would rather live in the monkey cages than the refrigerators.

  68. reiki546

    reiki5462 dias atrás

    nowdays they disguise the meaning of slavery and colonialism

  69. Blooming Sunflower

    Blooming Sunflower2 dias atrás

    Imagine one of those tall buildings falling down, yikes

  70. fskdjlfjskdlfj

    fskdjlfjskdlfj2 dias atrás

    Restricting land use is not free market.

  71. Vladimir Lenin

    Vladimir Lenin2 dias atrás

    This is disgusting, how do you treat people like this

  72. Moonlight Carnival

    Moonlight Carnival2 dias atrás

    Aren't those like developed slums basically??! I hope lots of people in the cage homes can get those cool capsules!

  73. Moonlight Carnival

    Moonlight Carnival2 dias atrás

    0:01 Loona 1/3 Love & Live filming location!!

  74. Alan Felix

    Alan Felix2 dias atrás

    I saw a music video here by an asian girl but I forgot the name :-( anyone have an idea? It was like pop or something

  75. Kade Lubensky

    Kade Lubensky2 dias atrás

    Your drone footage is just beautiful

  76. J.Gomez

    J.Gomez2 dias atrás

    2:59 Is that a f*****g Hummer?

  77. Meghan

    Meghan2 dias atrás

    One of my friends is from hong kong and she told me about this, she lived like this, and the way she described it it seemed much bigger than the footage here. I couldn’t imagine her living like this, but she did, for many years, it’s truly horrible.

  78. Dotodot Thanoszella

    Dotodot Thanoszella2 dias atrás

    Please tell me you gave these poor people money


    SHADOWxWOLF2 dias atrás

    my bedroom is the size of like 6-7 of those "apartments"

  80. W-_-T

    W-_-T2 dias atrás

    The divide between the rich and the poor in Hong Kong is unimaginable, only if you see it for yourself can you realize. Makes you really appreciate what you have versus what you don't

  81. xtension xward

    xtension xward2 dias atrás

    i used to love Hong Kong then i saw this video

  82. overthehill91

    overthehill912 dias atrás

    They should do a piece on Vancouver. I'd be curious.

  83. independent

    independent2 dias atrás

    I am convinced that the Chinese will never put the good of the people over there own individual self interest. That is just who they are

  84. Eden Winter

    Eden Winter2 dias atrás

    OMG... the music/soundtrack is awful!!! Not fitting for the subject.

  85. Berticuss

    Berticuss2 dias atrás

    This also would have something to do with over population.

  86. lovepieguy

    lovepieguy2 dias atrás

    I would live like that

  87. timbel

    timbel2 dias atrás

    267$ for this small "room". OMG, u cant get a decent apartment in a suburban zone in the eu. Its incredible

  88. NekoWinters

    NekoWinters2 dias atrás

    Communism in a nutshell "we will change to help people when it suits us, not people"

  89. cнεяяү вlσssσм

    cнεяяү вlσssσм3 dias atrás

    Omg I rather be homeless than be stuck in a box!!! I’m so cluster phobic!!!!

  90. JJ Park

    JJ Park3 dias atrás

    Ineffective government structure and policies

  91. MikiGameplays

    MikiGameplays3 dias atrás

    man i did not no this ,so sad for this pore ppl OMG :/

  92. Thym0s

    Thym0s3 dias atrás

    Have you tried coming to argentina before saying that hong kong is the most expensive place to live in?

  93. Rachelcookie321

    Rachelcookie3213 dias atrás

    I think if you can afford it living in Hong Kong would be nice.

  94. farul ozzy

    farul ozzy3 dias atrás

    Black sides from Hong Kong,, it's so scary 😑

  95. HotDogSean

    HotDogSean3 dias atrás

    "A bed from IKEA costs more.." That may be true, but my bed from IKEA isn't rented out to me.

  96. ImSofaKingGood

    ImSofaKingGood3 dias atrás

    Property taxes, especially based on appraisals linked to regional prices, are retarded. At least income taxes are based on the size of actual funds to pull from. Property taxes will expect that the rich live in the rich areas and poor live in poor areas and make it impossible for people without the necessary funds to pull from to pay the taxes.

  97. エニグマ 白い

    エニグマ 白い3 dias atrás

    The irony of saying taxes and rich people bidding for lands when a brand new bentley pass by at 6:20

  98. Kenna Parker

    Kenna Parker3 dias atrás

    My friend Sarah lives in kind one of these in Yinchuan. She’s on the 27th floor and there is no elevator and she shares a bed with her parents.

  99. Let's Talk North Carolina

    Let's Talk North Carolina16 horas atrás

    What?Talking about living with your parents.I couldn't.

  100. Nichlas Christian Dormann Juhl 9SC Frederiksbjerg Skole

    Nichlas Christian Dormann Juhl 9SC Frederiksbjerg Skole19 horas atrás

    Your friend is poor

  101. Dan Zena

    Dan Zena19 horas atrás

    She ought to be really fit then.

  102. Josh The dude

    Josh The dude19 horas atrás

    Kenna Parker 27th floor with no elevator... I think I’d rather carve my own home into a tree...

  103. Alfredo Robles

    Alfredo Robles3 dias atrás

    I see a lot of expensive cars on the streets.

  104. Barney

    Barney3 dias atrás

    And rich's people's closets are even bigger

  105. Tha BrownMamba

    Tha BrownMamba3 dias atrás

    Well if they didnt have so many kids it wouldn't be as expensive I feel no empathy