Fri, April 09, 2010
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A space to call her own

2010-04-09 07:10:28 GMT2010-04-09 15:10:28 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

Zhang Qi (L), 25, lives in a "capsule hotel" in Liulangzhuang, Haidian District, Beijing. Her next-door neighbor is a journalist who wants to experience the "capsule hotel" life. The room is a very small space only big enough to accommodate a single bed. It was designed and built by 78-year-old retiree Huang Rixin for youths in Beijing who want to take advantage of the cheap rent of 200 yuan ($14.65) per month, which attracted mainly recent college graduates like Zhang Qi, the first tenant of th

A view shows three rooms at the "capsule hotel" in Beijing on April, 2010. [Photo/CFP]

Zhang Qi walks out of her room in Beijing on April 7, 2010. [Photo/CFP]

Zhang Qi decorates her room in Beijing after just moving in on April 7, 2010. [Photo/CFP]

Zhang Qi reads a book in her bed in the "capsule hotel" in Beijing on April 7, 2010. [Photo/CFP]

Zhang Qi, 25, lives in a "capsule hotel" in Liulangzhuang, Haidian District, Beijing. Her next-door neighbor is a journalist who wants to experience the "capsule hotel" life.

The room is a very small space only big enough to accommodate a single bed. It was designed and built by 78-year-old retiree Huang Rixin for youths in Beijing who want to take advantage of the cheap rent of 200 yuan ($14.65) per month, which attracted mainly recent college graduates like Zhang Qi, the first tenant of the hotel, and migrant workers.

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