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Must See: Match-Box ‘Parasite Properties’ is the Trend in Paris Real Estate

Travelers Today       By    Jane Gilligan

Updated: Dec 28, 2016 04:40 AM EST

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Paris has taken their Chambre De Bonne styled apartments to a whole new level by giving it a modern and stylish twist. A new architectural project known as the Paris 3BOX has been launched the previous year and its conceptualization has been doing great.

Forget about luxurious French styled hotels and inns for a while as these match-box properties will definitely give any traveler the Paris experience they will never forget. The Paris 3BOX project has been dubbed by architects in France as "Parasites" because they will literally be wedged in unexpected places all over the city.

Like a home placed on top of a house, these are boxed-shaped lofts made from steel, wood, and glass which are normally 'perched' on rooftops or decks. They are not only placed unusually on top of houses, they are also usually protruding in an awkwardly amazing position.

For travelers, this may be the best place to go couch surfing because the type of home is so one of a kind. Normal parasites are eco-friendly which has complete furniture and facilities. Architectural Digest reports that some are even multi-levelled or have porches with gardens.

Chambre de Bonne are very iconic and is a typical living space for students, travelers, or individuals that are residing in crowded cities around the country. What makes this new concept of lofts special is that they are normally accessible by a special, fire-exit looking service staircase which are located outside of the main house.

Furthermore, it maximizes its design through its flexibility. The unusual and daring positions of these box-shaped houses make it even more attractive for investors. According to a report from CNN, the average price per square meter for Paris real estate is double than the rest of the country, parasite homes may be the best option for low-cost, eco-friendly and modernized housing.

See Now: The U.S. had the highest number of Most Wanted properties, dominating the Hotels.com Loved By Guests Awards 2018

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