But there is something even smaller that you can rent in Tokyo: the capsule. It is essentially a box with a bed, TV and radio that you sleep in. You also have access to a communal bathroom. It costs $30 per night:
Satoshi Miura crawled into his rented room, dropping his bag in the corner. It didnt take long to get settled home tonight is a capsule. The rooms are boxes in this capsule hotel about the size of a coffin.
Take a tour:
It demonstrates how expensive it is to live in Tokyo.
In many parts of suburban America you can easily find complete two-bedroom apartments for $30 per night or less (examples).
Would it be possible to open $5 to $10 per night capsule hotels in America to provide inexpensive housing?