Category: HOUSING AROUND THE WORLD

I love exploring the world via Google Earth, Street View, and various websites, doing case studies, reviewing countries and comparison, paying most attention to living conditions, real estate market, housing and apartment buildings, infrastructure and public transport.

Greatest Cities in the World

Rules: ONE city per country, is not mandatory to be the capital or the largest city. City should have at least 1 million people, never mind of Venice. Should be taken in consideration as many points is possible, but biggest point is for the living conditions. This ranking is like “Best cities to LIVE” not …

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Housing in North America

Greenlivingpedia shows the average sizes of NEW homes as 201.5 sqm in USA (average detached home 217.8 sqm), and 214.6 sqm in Australia (average detached home 245.3 sqm). Australia have the biggest homes in the world. What is unclear is if these numbers include garage area. Dear Osama bin Laden, please do not hack my website due …

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Housing in North Korea

Warning: this page gets heavy traffic of school-age children and adults with low IQ. Please DO NOT disturb me with stupid questions unless you have information to share, North Korea is the country with LEAST information available, many questions cannot be answered, do not get angry, using vulgar language may lead to IP ban. Example: serious chats vs stupid …

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Housing in South Korea

I started writing this article in 2009 at same time with other countries articles, but most research I have done in 2012-2013 when Google Street View has been launched in Seoul and Busan. I will update this page constantly if I discover new stuff. What else would you like to see in this page? Leave …

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Housing in Hong Kong & Macao

A lot of people consider Hong Kong to be the greatest cities of the world, but most are looking only as tourist point of view and they do not know the living conditions. Even some singaporeans think that living in Hong Kong is better, while some (more) hongkongers think that living in Singapore is better. Is Hong …

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Housing in Singapore

Singapore is one of best places to live, it is known worldwide as the best planned city of the world, with the most successful public housing of the world, one of the highest standards of living, but also most expensive places to live! Singapore area was 581.5 sq km in 1960, but due to land reclamation …

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Housing in Malaysia

Building a house in Malaysia? See sample house plans or contact me to design a new house for you! Some westerns view Malaysia as being a third-world country. This is WRONG, Malaysia is a fast-growing economy, like Singapore, population doubled in last 25 years due to immigration. From 1960s kampung, it transformed into a country with modern landed housing and high-rise …

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Housing in Japan

Can anyone tell me what is better in Japan compared with nearby Asian countries? I love Korea much more than Japan, especially for housing. Japan economy boomed after World War II but since 1990s the rising was very slow, is still one of the most advanced economies in the world, highest standard of living, where everything …

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Housing in Latin America

Brazil is rich or poor country? YES it is… both! Point mouse cursor on photos to see city / place name. Latin american cities are more denser and the life is cheaper compared with North American cities, but due to rapid and unplanned urbanization, infrastructure is worse, parks and green spaces are scarce. Same problems like in US, …

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Housing in Africa

Africa is the least studied region of world by me. Known for poverty and civil wars, I though that is nothing interesting there, until recently… Africa does have interesting architecture that worth studying! Most beautiful city in Africa is Luanda. with many modern housing complexes built after 2000. Impressive for such an African country. The biggest housing complex, Kilamba New Town was built in …

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