Apartments are the most common residence in Korea. Even wealthy people live modestly compared to what we’re used to in the states, simply because space is an issue. They build up rather than out. When it comes to moving, Korea has solved the problem of hauling everything a new resident owns up multiple flights of stairs, or in and out of an impatient elevator. This contraption lifts everything from furniture to small boxes up to the balcony window of one’s apartment, depositing the goods into their new home.