pranav81 wrote:Live in basements,you mean to say?
I don't know what exactly basements are. I mean I haven't been there what you call basements in US actually. When a person in US says garage or house, it usually means something quite different from South Korean reality. South Koreans still use "On Dol" which literally means Warm Stone, just an example.
It's common to find 10 households in one physical house in Seoul with each household consisting of 2 to 5 persons on average. It's different from apartment buildings in that the first looks like one small house while the second is usually for hundreds of households with parking places for hundreds of cars.
Often it's illegal to use the underground and the top of the house for which I also don't know what to call in English which is called Ok Top (literally for House Tower) in Korean, but millions still live in such places nevertheless. It's illegal in many cases because they are usually dangerous and unhealthy but you can wonder where all the money that went to the major political parties in South Korea originated from: bribery in the construction business.