UBC students finally got a sneak peak at what the newest student housing will look like.
A full-scale mock-up of the new 140-sq-ft student housing unit, called the Nano Studio, was unveiled today.
Last year UBC announced they’d be developing the tiny units to address the student housing crunch on campus.
The pilot project will see 70 units built in the Gage South Student Residence by 2019.
Each furnished unit will have a kitchen, bathroom and sleeping/study space with a single bed that converts into a study desk. They’ll also have in-room high speed Internet.
$675 – 695 per month, which is not exactly a deal for students, but at the lower end of an average bachelor suite for rent in Vancouver.
Current student housing comparison
Place Vanier charges $725 per month for a single room with no bathroom and no kitchen. They also have shared rooms, which are a little less expensive.
Residents must also pay for the mandatory residence meal plan, which costs between $4,125 – $4,996.25 depending if you pay for the minimum plan, the regular plan or the varsity plan.
So for a single room plus a minimum meal plan, the cost would be about $1240 per month.
Place Vanier has a total of 1,370 beds.
Student housing is also available at Totem Park, where they also offer single and shared furnished rooms which will cost a student $633—$870/month plus the mandatory meal plan.
Totem Park has a total of 8 houses with 1,757 beds.