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Talking about Korean culture: Types of housing in Korea

Type of Housing in Korea and problem
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MC : Traditional Korean houses are called Hanok. However, in a Korean city, you will more commonly see apartment complexes; high rise buildings where many families live. The bigger the city is the more of these large apartment complexes there are. People living busy lives in the city prefer staying in apartments because they are easier to manage.
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In Korea, when living in a rented house, you can choose between two types of payment: the 전세 system; a lease on a deposit basis or the 월세 system; monthly paid rent. 전세 basically consists of only paying a large amount of money for the deposit when moving in to a new house, and then getting it back when you move to another home later on. While, in the case of 월세, the tenant has to pay a smaller sum for the deposit, that they will receive back when moving, as well as monthly rent. Students living away from home stay not only in dormitories, but also the so called Officetels or Goshiwons.
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There are many of these forms of housing near universities, where students can pay a monthly rent for a small room. Since rent prices in a big city are quite expensive, especially in certain areas close to a campus, housing can be limited, which can often be a burden for students looking to rent a place. What type of housing do you have in your country? And do you have a system like Korea’s 전세, or more like monthly rent? Also, how do students not living in dormitories resolve housing problems? Let’s talk.

In Korea, when living in a rented house, you can choose between two types of payment: the ‘전세’ system; a lease on a deposit basis or the ‘월세’ system; monthly paid rent.

‘전세’ basically consists of only paying a large amount of money for the deposit when moving in to a new house, and then getting it back when you move to another home later on.

While, in the case of ‘월세’, the tenant has to pay a smaller sum for the deposit, that they will receive back when moving, as well as monthly rent.

Since rent prices in a big city are quite expensive, especially in certain areas close to a campus, housing can be limited, which can often be a burden for students looking to rent a place.

What about your country? What type of housing or residence does it have? And does your country have a system like Korea’s ‘전세’ or ‘월세’? Also, how do college students resolve residence problems outside their dormitories? Let’s talk.

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