Prices continue to rise, while income levels are not improving, amid the prolonged corona, and we are now in an era in which measures are required for future living in Japan.
Reducing fixed costs is very effective for living, but especially for those who live in rented housing, reduction of “housing rent” reduces fixed costs for a long period of time and is more efficient to adjust than harder to track “entertainment and food costs”.
In such a situation, apartment complexes are in great demand as “Affordable Rental Housing” that offers low initial cost, low rent, and good quality rooms.
In this article, we would like to introduce the appeal of apartment complexes that offer simple, traditional layouts with renovations that meet the needs of each generation.
Affordable Rental Housing → Affordable housing for low and middle-income earners
The Floor Plan of the Apartment Complex
There is a wide range of 1DK/2DK/3DK types that make use of the floor plans of employment promotion housing, which was discontinued in 2017, as they are, and 1R/1LDK/2LDK types that have been converted to Western-style rooms with tatami mats or changed floor plans, etc. throughout Japan, and are offered to suit the lifestyles of each generation.
The buildings are generously built on large lots, most of which are south-facing living rooms with good sunlight.
The Appeal of a Simple Floor Plan
1) Efficient and comfortable floor plan
In 1R/2K/2DK, the entrance opens directly into the kitchen and the hallway is short, allowing for immediate storage after shopping.
In addition, the traditional floor plan has large windows that allow for both lighting and ventilation, and the small hallways maximize the use of living space.
2) Economic benefits
Rents for rental housing are determined based on various factors such as building age and location, but rents for apartment complexes are relatively low compared to neighboring properties with the same floor space and layout, making them ideal for those who “value space and low rent” or “have a large family and want more rooms”.
Especially for family-type apartments of 2DK or more, monthly fixed costs can be reduced and the range of life planning can be broadened.
3) Mental Effect
South-facing layouts allow people to feel a lot of sunlight, which releases serotonin, a substance that makes people feel comfortable and makes them feel cheerful, and energetic. Melatonin, which has an important effect on sleep, is made from serotonin, and this helps people relax and get a good night’s sleep.
Various Floor Plans to Suit a Variety of Generations and Lifestyles
Family Lifestyle→ Tatami mats in Japanese-style rooms are moderately resilient and cushioned to absorb shock, so small children are less likely to injure themselves if they fall down. In addition, rooms with good sunlight help children’s growth by producing vitamin D, which strengthens the growth of bones in the body. The Western-style room can be furnished with bunk beds, so it is possible to live with many family members.
Also, many people move in for the purpose of preparing funds to purchase their own homes.
Room-sharing Lifestyle → Rent can be shared by siblings or friends, greatly reducing the cost of rent per person. There are many options such as 2DK/2LDK/3DK depending on the number of people, and each room has ample storage space such as closet and storage space in the closet.
Single Lifestyle -> Low initial cost and low rent allow you to save money for your future or put it towards your hobbies. If you don’t want to go to the gym but are concerned about your legs and back, the upper floor of our property is perfect for you. Although apartment complexes do not have elevators, one of the main features of apartment complexes is that the higher the floor, the lower the rent.
Senior Generation → The apartment complex also encourages new tenants of the senior generation. We have established a system that makes it much easier for them to move in compared to the screening process by general credit card companies through our own screening system.
As with the single generation, they can exercise their legs and hips by going up and down the stairs every day.
Sustainable Living with Village House
The word “sustainable” directly translates to “sustainable.
The Government subsidized Public Housing has fulfilled its purpose over time and has been reborn as Village House, changing the role of affordable housing in Japan. Living modestly and sustainably in a retrofitted apartment complex at a low cost. These buildings will be maintained well and a welcoming community for everyone.
We have prepared multiple beautiful model rooms for each property, so please come, and visit an open house near you. Village House has so much to offer with affordable housing all through Japan! Start a new life here today and enrich your personal life!