Ultimate Korean Apartment Tour! | EPIK Teacher Apartment (Rent Free!) | Daejeon, South Korea

Ultimate Korean Apartment Tour! | EPIK Teacher Apartment (Rent Free!) | Daejeon, South Korea


What’s up everyone!? This is Cedric, Skycedi and welcome to my Korean apartment tour. So check it out. Okay guys. So welcome to the entrance of
my apartment. So here’s the door. Most Korean apartments have this keypad entry system and so all I’m gonna do is put in my code. And now we’re ready to go in and “Voila!” Here is my apartment. First thing you’ll notice is this little
area right here which is for where you take off your shoes because in these
apartments, you are not supposed to have your shoes on. It is the Korean way so just do it. Don’t ask questions. So this is a little closet
area where I put my shoes. Of course I have my little slippers right there. Okay,
now that the shoes are off we are ready to enter the apartment. Alright, so let’s
take a look at the kitchen. I’ve got a sink. I’ve also got a gas stove and I
have a washer. So let’s start with the washer because this is what I actually
use. The only thing I use in the kitchen. So this washer right here…everything is
in Korean…but this washer washes your clothes but it doesn’t dry your clothes.
Now here in Korea most apartments do not come with a drying machine and so you
have to hang dry your clothes but you get used to it. And on top of that we
have a gas stove here and I literally have never turned it on. When I first
moved into the apartment like the gas person came in just to test it and it
does work at least back in February but yeah, I’ve never actually used this. And
this right here I thought was cute but that was about it.
I’ve never used those tiny utensils either.
But anyways this is the kitchen for those of you guys that cook or like to
cook it is a smaller space in which you might be used to but you can definitely
make it happen. Notice that there is no oven here in this kitchen. Again a lot of
Korean kitchens do not come with ovens just as most apartments don’t come with
dryers. So if that’s something that you’re used to doing or using, just kind of have
in your mind that you’re not going to be doing a lot of baking here in Korea, okay.
But there are a lot of bakeries. That’s a plus.
So anyways. Alright, so I’ve got a microwave here as well which I do use
here and there and on top of that I have a hot water kettle so if I wanted some
hot tea or some coffee instant coffee I can make me some hot water real quick.
And I have a nice little table slash Island thingy. I don’t know what you call
it. And these chairs right here so…never really use that either but just in case
I have company come over I’ve got some seating. Now this is my favorite part of
the room. This is my little office area slash my TV and so this is where I do
all of my editing or most of my editing I should say. This station right here so
I love it because the screen is huge. This is a 32-inch I believe? or a 34-inch.
I can’t remember but it’s yeah it’s just a huge widescreen monitor.
21:9 aspect ratio and so I can get two or three browsers going on one
screen and you know I can multitask really easily. But anyways, this is my
little area right here. A lot of YouTube videos and some Netflix goes on right
here so really love this space. Now, I have
this couch that came with the apartment as well and also this little coffee
table. Pretty cute. I barely use the couch as well. I just kind of throw my book bag
on there and call it a day but again if I have visitors come over
we’ve got places to sit. And as you can see here a lot of natural light comes in
during the day and it’s awesome so that’s another thing that I really love
about this apartment. Now let’s go to this corner right here. I’ve got my
little bookshelf and I like it. It has some of the books that I am reading
right now as well as my little modem and I also have my camera gear.
you don’t see my 1dx because I am currently filming with it but yeah so I
like this little area. Kind of brings everything together in this room. Okay so
let’s go back to the kitchen area. So I’ve got a little bit of storage space
here which is pretty cool. In this little cupboard right there I just have
all my snacks and really that’s about it. I’ve got stuff that I’ve never opened
since I moved in but I bought like my first week here. I’ve got to have the
Choco pies in Korea for sure. Now this bad boy right here is the fridge and
literally nothing in there. I have nothing in there and this is how my
fridge stays. Like it’s quite sad and I really hope my mom does not see
this but I’ve got my energy drinks just to chug down right before my
workout. And then I usually have bottled water in here. This sprite. I don’t
usually drink sprite but yeah it’s there just in case. And then the freezer is
actually below and so it’s a little different than what I’m used to in the
States. There’s these like little bin doors where you can store your your
stuff. Oh, I have frozen pizza here. Look at that. So that’s the freezer. Now as far
as storage space, there’s actually pretty good amount of storage space here. Now
this is my closet area and my closet space so I’ll give you a quick sneak peek.
I’ve got a lot of my clothes here so that’s where I keep my stuff. Okay so I
have a second closet here where I keep most of my outerwear, my jackets and
yeah some random miscellaneous stuff. Sorry for the focusing. Cameras going
crazy. So that is pretty much everything on the first floor. Now let’s take you
upstairs and again this is just where I sleep. There isn’t really much here
except two mattresses and a little bit of stuff that I store up here so…Bam,
there we go So both of these mattresses actually
came with the apartment so I just kind of put them both together and I just
sleep on it. So it works out and then a couple of stuff that I just store up
here. And that is pretty much it. There’s plenty of space up here but the ceiling
is pretty low once you get up to this floor so I don’t really spend any time
up here. Yo so I almost forgot to show you guys the bathroom and we all know
that no apartment tour is complete without the bathroom. So, give you guys a
quick little sneak peek of what’s in here. Best thing about this bathroom
is the size of it. Now I am lucky enough to have my own little shower area that’s
separated from the rest of the bathroom whereas a lot of Korean bathrooms, the
shower is literally over the sink or over the toilet so yeah, pretty nice size. Very happy with the bathroom and it’s pretty much all you guys need
to see. Alright guys! That is it for the
apartment tour. I hope that you guys enjoyed the video and also I hope that you
found it insightful. Listen, if you have any questions about my Korean apartment
that I perhaps didn’t cover in this video or any high level questions about
apartments in Korea let me know below and I’ll do my best to answer them. Again,
if you haven’t subscribed to this channel, what are you waiting for!? Make
sure you smash that subscribe button and also give this video a thumbs up and
share it if you feel like it will be helpful for someone and as always be on
the lookout for more videos and that’s all I have for you guys today. So I’ll
see you guys in the next video and remember to always seize the day. Peace


100 thoughts on “Ultimate Korean Apartment Tour! | EPIK Teacher Apartment (Rent Free!) | Daejeon, South Korea

  1. I hope you enjoyed the apartment tour! I'd love for you to share this video with anyone who is interested in Korea! 😁🤗

  2. Hey just ran in to you through Jenn and started watching your videos and loving it💕 Funny coincidence that Daejeon is my hometown and my dad lives in the same apt as you! Just started watching your clips so I dont know how you hang but if you want any friends in the navy I would love to keep in touch with you! Again, love your clips and editing stay happy Cedric!😁🙋🏻‍♀️

  3. Hop over to Future Neighnor youtube channel or Maangchi and get your korean cooking on. I love them and that's my chill time after the hagwon hrs, cooking up sexy kfood. That kitchen needs some love lol

  4. Your apartment is AWESOME. I love watching EPIK teachers’ apartments. It makes me excited for applying for next years school year. Enjoy it!

  5. It's not a one-room but an Officetel …

    Officetel -> one-room -> Apartments

    Apartments are much bigger …
    It is called apartment where there are several rooms, kitchen, bathroom and living room separately.
    This is a concept of Koreans .haha

  6. I'll give you a tip and you'll thank me mucho. I used to live at a complex with exactly the same structure of yours.
    What you'll need to get for Korean summer is a piece of Vornado fan to send cool air into upstairs (confidently assuming that you have your AC only in the downstairs.) Otherwise, your heated warm air will be kept in that tiny crib of yours and trust me you are not going to like that. Vornado will save you from your – what could have been – sleepless summer nights.

    You're very welcome.

  7. How is it rent free? That's nice!!! I want to visit there. What's better living in America or Korea? Have you lived in any other Asian country??

  8. That is a sweet pad. Plus you are very clean and organized. Enjoy,you deserve it. I hope your job is nice. Stay safe and sweet.

  9. BRO ur washer IS a dryer too lol..i have the same one….건조 means dryer haha you lucked out too with a dryer!!!! hope you figure it out and start taking advantage of it hahaha

  10. I miss being in Korea 😩. I was stationed there for 10 months. I met so many teachers there that were abroad. I would love to do the same, but I don’t know the first step to doing so. May your experience be amazing in every possible way!

  11. Oh yes man your Bathroom is great size and the shower being separated is all I wanted lol. I would be very happy with that as well. Your place looks brilliant man! I’m currently in the process of trying to figure out if I want to teach in Korea but I’m afraid I’ll be too old haha I’m 24 now but prob wouldn’t do it till I’m like 25 lol. LATE. Yes I know :).

  12. That lighting! 👌🏾 Great apartment! I have the same washing machine, and it has a drying feature – the red buttons. I recently discovered it with the help of Google translate. Haha!

  13. Thank you for not being boring! Only a minute into the video and it is my favorite korean apartment tour video!

  14. I think certainly You're a good eng' teacher, Your speeking speed is good, me poor at english to understand

  15. 우왕 교사 숙소로 무료로 제공된다니 정말 좋네요 ~. 그런데 한국에서는 이러한 스타일의 공간을 “복층 원룸”이라고 표현해요 ^^ 아파트랑은 좀 다르거든요.

  16. Your apartment is such a dream 😍😍 like honestly so aesthetically pleasing? How did you manage to get such a beautiful apartment omg 😍

  17. May I ask you one thing? Why do you live in there for free? I also want to live for free if I'm able 🤣😂

  18. Mahalo nui (Big Thank you) for sharing your journey to Korea. Being of multi-ethnicity, I love your story of being biracial. Question, have you meet or seen people of Polynesian(Hawaiian, Samoa, Tahitian, etc) descent teaching in Korea? Anyway, may God's grace be with you.

  19. Your apartment looks awesome! How do you eat without food in your house, though? The couch is so pretty!

  20. Very nice place, @skycedi. Does the building have any other amenities such as common patio areas, for residents?

  21. Love how organized and clean it is. And I practice the Korean way because I don't like people wearing shoes in my home. Got that idea from my Korean babysitter I had as child. Kat taught me well ❤️

  22. A bit late but welcome to the fam. Been in South Korea for 3 years now and I love it. I'm "stationed" lol, in Wonju. How is the teaching going for you? Are you placed with elementary students?

  23. Great looking place man. I visited family in Daejeon from 2016-2017 in the Wolpyeong-dong area, I wonder if you're close to that? I'm thinking of moving to Korea but how would a Foreigner(USA) get an apartment before moving? Any advice? I can't speak Korean so it seems impossible. After landing in Incheon I would literally have no idea what to do or where to go lol. It's a scary thought tbh.

  24. For your references, most korean officetel in Seoul that built by big construction companies after 2013, usually have washing machines with dryer function. (I guess… probably officetels in Daejon are the same.)
    I think separate dryer machines provide much better efficiency than the dryer function of washing machine, though.

    Hope you have great time in Korea!

  25. I cant wait until,your channel expands you have such a beautiful personality and the fact that you love your mother so much will open so many positive doors. #Carpe #Diem

  26. Hi, loved the editing and the way you shot this vid! Top notch, mate! May i ask what level did you apply for?

  27. Hey Skycedi can asking you something how much For Rent Apartment Korean maybe someday i will live There soon

  28. I'm working with Korvia to hopefully get placed in Seoul, I know its a loong shot but I have a friend there. How do you like Daejeon?

  29. Man, you have a really nice apartment! Question if you decide to stay another year do you get to stay in the housing that you are already in or do you have to move every year that you decide to stay longer?

  30. Hey, nice apt! I have a question, I'm interested in teaching in S Korea through Epik. I saw some of the other studio apartments provided through the program and it wasn't a loft like yours. How do they decide what type of apartment you'll get, like do you have any say? I'm asking because I'll be taking my baby with me and a loft style would be best for us because it seems a bit more spacious.

  31. I thought the apartments might be smaller like in japan but this is a wonderful looking apartment I can't wait to start school only 4 more years to go ^.^

  32. Amazing apartment, better than most I've seen on YouTube 👍🏾🔥🔥🔥!!! Love the monitor 😍😍. Continue to enjoy your stay in Korea 🤩🤩

  33. Omg I hope I get as lucky as you, most EPIK teacher free apartments are only one level and "one room" and arent as modern, i really love modern apartments, i want one like yours 🙂 Do you think the further away from seoul the better the apartment?

  34. Word to the wise, develop some kitchen skills. Crucial to have in order to be healthy and impress the guest. Cheaper too. Also, get some plants and one tree. Step your game up son.

  35. 와우ㅋㅋ대전에 사시는구나!!!저도 대전에 살아서 엄청 반갑네용ㅋㅋㅋ앞으로 구독 열심히 할께요😄👋

  36. Nice Video & OMG! You have the BEST apartment that I've seen thus far! I have Daejeon as my preferred location, so I'm praying I get placed in an apartment like this when I come in the fall lmao. #PrayersUp

  37. Nice to have a place to relax and do your thing….have a lot of fun and beautifull memories….take good care and be happy always….thanks for sharing

  38. If you didn't get this apartment for free (as a teacher), do you know what you would have to pay for it and the key money?

  39. Hello. How do people treat you in Korea for being half korean/black? How do people at work treat You? Do they (work, supervisor) criticize your work? Make it difficult? Give you MORE work load than ANY other teachers because you're a foreigner or because you're half black/Korean? Reason why I ask is I'm also half black/Korean and look racially ambiguous…(like a jhene aiko) and also quite curious on the treatment…

  40. What is the amount of the stipend that they give you for housing? I heard that it was about $500 but most apartments that i saw were more expensive than that. Plus the deposit 😩. I was thinking of airbnbing it. Any thoughts??

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