The Japanese people are clearly obsessed with minimalism, especially when it comes to their houses.
This minimalist practice comes with their culture and traditional heritage, where there is a big influence of Zen Buddhism which teaches them to live in simplicity. Less is more, as they say.
However, it is also a question of practicality: being minimalist is cheaper. Plus, as Japan is frequently beset by earthquakes, it doesn’t make sense to have a lot of valuable possessions at your place if you could lose everything.
Now, let’s have a look inside some of the Japanese homes taken over with minimalism.
Bern in Switzerland topped the ranking of the cities with the best quality of life. Work-life balance is great which means that people know how to take care of them. Moreover, Switzerland overall is considered the second happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free country in the world.
Here’s why Bern is the best city to work and live in and its comparison to London.