The room is 16 sq meters. That's fine for a bedroom.This actually gets better, we have Mary Lou wading in with this:
A proposed “co-living scheme,” comprising a room the size of a parking space and kitchen area shared by 42 people, has been condemned during a Dáil debate.www.independent.ie
Proposed co-living schemes is just 'a glamourised form of tenement living. '
That also gave me the giggles. And I do wonder what she said at the time they got rid of the bedsits.
- a room the size of a parking space
- kitchen area shared by 42 people,
- a proposed monthly rent of €1,300 was utterly unacceptable.
Typical bedrooms in an Irish 3-bed semi might be 12M 14M and 7M. It's usually better to compare like to like, rooms to rooms, not rooms to handicapped parking spaces.
People pretending to be outraged about the co-living should also be moaning about 3-bed semis. Since every bedroom in that 3-bed semi is usually smaller than a handicapped parking space, and in fact smaller than many things that are not rooms.
For elderly people co-living can be great, for young workers also great. People who want to co-live do so, and in doing so free up other types of housing for people who don't want to co-live.
The people in this country who to rail against any type of new (to Ireland - not places like the Netherlands or Sweden) idea and then complain about why nothing changes would lead you to despair.