Condo living: Life in a box.

Can you see yourself living in a condominium unit? Can you live in a small space usually provided in condo units, say 25sqm only? That’s like a very small room with everything crammed in it!

I can see myself living in a condo unit but only by myself. I can’t see the whole family packed inside one, like sardines in a can! Most units sold are just too small and can only be occupied by a maximum of two persons. Three, if there is a loft. Aside from space, the price is also staggering! Can you imagine paying 3 million pesos (roughly US$68,000) for a small space? You’d be lucky if it comes with a balcony.

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To be honest about it, one of my younger sisters and I like condo living. Especially if the condo building is situated in a busy commercial area where there are lots of restaurants and fast food joints. That would make eating easier for us. But the rest of the family isn’t sold on the idea of living in a literal box. I can understand why and I know space and title of ownership play major factors in it, not to mention the amount of a unit that can also pay for a modest size house and lot somewhere in the south.

These days, though, with the unpredictable weather causing harsh downpours and flooding, living up in a building seems a much better option than living in a traditional house prone to being submerged in flood waters. And I do believe that this is the very reason why condominium units are selling like hotcakes nowadays.

My question for you is this: are you sold on the idea of condo living?