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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



May 5, 2018, 12:55 pm Reply

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


May 5, 2018, 1:46 pm Reply

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!???‍♀️

Kc Chun

May 5, 2018, 11:13 am Reply


Nha Hoang

May 5, 2018, 10:11 pm Reply

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

Terry Lindsey

May 5, 2018, 5:28 pm Reply

Absolutely Beautiful??

Lucy Luce

May 5, 2018, 12:18 am Reply

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

Mr. You

May 5, 2018, 7:06 am Reply

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


May 5, 2018, 12:27 pm Reply

Wow nice intro! It almost feels like I've stepped foot in there. Crazy

Jong Lee

May 5, 2018, 2:37 pm Reply

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.

qwer wasd

May 5, 2018, 9:59 am Reply

보통은 가스랜지 밑에 오븐이 있는데 왜 세탁기가 들어가있냐? ㅋㅋㅋ


May 5, 2018, 11:47 am Reply

세탁기 보시면 빨간색 글씨 부분이 건조 버튼 입니다.한국어라 아마 모르셨을듯

Sky’s health and diy

May 5, 2018, 11:13 pm Reply

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??

Sky’s health and diy

May 5, 2018, 11:15 pm Reply

Wait, how do you cook???

Helen F

May 5, 2018, 1:27 am Reply

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.

Zack Christians

May 5, 2018, 12:02 pm Reply

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

Esther Jean

May 5, 2018, 3:28 pm Reply

Cedric is my nephews name? glad your sharing.
May God continue on blessing.

Wusup Panda

May 5, 2018, 6:39 pm Reply

I didn't get a notification??

Champion Warrior

May 5, 2018, 11:23 pm Reply

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!

Jo Park

May 5, 2018, 12:32 pm Reply

I applied for Daejeon too! Daaaaaaang I better get a place as good as yours??


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Jun 6, 2018, 7:08 am Reply

What is that apartment place called? I really like the layout

IGot7 Revluv ExoL Army who Stay Once Gi-dle Blinks

Jun 6, 2018, 5:18 pm Reply

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 :).

Shannon Copeland

Jun 6, 2018, 4:16 am Reply

You got a nice apt. Living the life. God bless. (^_^)

Laura Robison

Jun 6, 2018, 12:56 pm Reply

Oppa, you’ve never used your stovetop?! ??? ?

Laura Robison

Jun 6, 2018, 12:57 pm Reply

Idk if you like k dramas but full house and my lovely samsoon are ????

Laura Robison

Jun 6, 2018, 12:59 pm Reply

Aigoooo! You need a huge jar of kimchi!! ?


Jun 6, 2018, 3:30 pm Reply

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!

Mani Mani

Jun 6, 2018, 5:20 am Reply

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

kim donhas

Jun 6, 2018, 9:47 am Reply

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


Jun 6, 2018, 12:57 pm Reply

is your hair curly or u get a perm?


Jun 6, 2018, 12:57 pm Reply

did you buy the furniture ?


Jun 6, 2018, 12:58 pm Reply

you are so lucky to have a has stove. I can't believe you are not using it


Jun 6, 2018, 1:01 pm Reply

I like your curtains and how the colors compliment each other


Jun 6, 2018, 4:47 pm Reply

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


Jun 6, 2018, 10:32 am Reply

Nice house?❣️❣️


Jun 6, 2018, 5:02 pm Reply

It’s voila not walah

Cutie Hanny

Jun 6, 2018, 5:30 pm Reply

I can tell you eat out a lot ? me toooo?


Jun 6, 2018, 5:34 am Reply

I'm so jealous! My apartment is cute, but not nearly as nice as yours!

La negra

Jun 6, 2018, 7:01 am Reply


michealla schultz

Jun 6, 2018, 12:39 am Reply

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


Jun 6, 2018, 5:11 pm Reply

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 ??

Yvonne Mitake

Jul 7, 2018, 4:17 am Reply

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.

The creed Man

Jul 7, 2018, 8:47 pm Reply

Nice place

Bazooka Boat

Jul 7, 2018, 6:37 am Reply

omg….. you make me wanna move sooooooo bad!!!! If i stay another year i probably will

doe iz

Jul 7, 2018, 11:51 pm Reply

What a nice place, thanks for sharing.


Jul 7, 2018, 6:01 am Reply


Ashley LaRose

Jul 7, 2018, 2:02 am Reply

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

Asian Boss

Jul 7, 2018, 4:24 am Reply

eating out must be cheaper?

Encik Sandra

Jul 7, 2018, 7:47 am Reply

Nice place..?

Steven Moore

Jul 7, 2018, 1:13 pm Reply

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


Aug 8, 2018, 6:38 am Reply

Have you done a q&a ?

andrea J

Aug 8, 2018, 8:20 pm Reply

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 ❤️


Aug 8, 2018, 11:34 am Reply

Hello teacher I'm DEC student long time no see !!

Tanya Colburn

Aug 8, 2018, 5:34 am Reply

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?

Fernanda Cristina

Sep 9, 2018, 10:28 am Reply

Loved your apartament is really cute. Hugs from Brazil, Cedric ???


Sep 9, 2018, 3:21 am Reply

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.

NaNg Ng

Sep 9, 2018, 5:08 am Reply

Aww cute! Need some plants though since you have such great natural light that comes through!


Sep 9, 2018, 5:28 pm Reply

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!

Joy Daniels

Sep 9, 2018, 1:44 am Reply

Very nice!


Sep 9, 2018, 2:35 am Reply

Empty fridge you need a girlfriend lol?


Sep 9, 2018, 5:31 am Reply

This is soo nice. And the building looks really secure. God speed and continued success with all of your endeavors!

Lifted Bodhisattva

Sep 9, 2018, 2:38 am Reply

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

joshua lee

Sep 9, 2018, 7:33 pm Reply

damn those stairs look scary… but then again im a drinker….


Oct 10, 2018, 8:53 pm Reply

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


Oct 10, 2018, 9:39 am Reply

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

davina wilder

Oct 10, 2018, 1:20 am Reply

I love the apartment.


Oct 10, 2018, 6:24 am Reply

OMG why is this place so nice!!!

Elizabeth Vazquez

Oct 10, 2018, 1:44 am Reply

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?

Wanda Santillo

Nov 11, 2018, 12:53 am Reply

Nice apartment.  You are a very neat and tidy person.  Thanks for sharing.

None Nonie

Nov 11, 2018, 3:25 pm Reply

If I were in Korea i would be stalking you right now.


Nov 11, 2018, 8:47 pm Reply

did the apartment come with furniture? looking to apply to EPIK in a few years! tysm for this vid

Black IS Beautiful

Nov 11, 2018, 6:19 pm Reply

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?

Oliver Shooter

Nov 11, 2018, 12:45 am Reply

It's not rent-free though. They take it out your paycheck each month.

Sahara’s On Board *The One Woman Show*

Dec 12, 2018, 10:48 pm Reply

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.

Shelia Aikerson Aikerson

Dec 12, 2018, 2:40 pm Reply

Wow! Nice!!

dennis bloomer

Dec 12, 2018, 6:45 pm Reply

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 ^.^


Dec 12, 2018, 7:48 pm Reply

Amazing apartment, better than most I've seen on YouTube ?????!!! Love the monitor ??. Continue to enjoy your stay in Korea ??


Dec 12, 2018, 1:56 am Reply

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?

Mimis channel

Jan 1, 2019, 1:44 am Reply

Great apartment ??

Duari Weiss

Jan 1, 2019, 4:27 am Reply

What do you eat?!? As an American I cannot fathom not having an oven!

Restless Mind

Jan 1, 2019, 2:46 pm Reply

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.

Restless Mind

Jan 1, 2019, 2:47 pm Reply

Btw, only buy Yankee Candles. You will thank me for that one. They are above and beyond anything else.

Sueyeon Park

Jan 1, 2019, 2:37 pm Reply

헐 대전이라구요 어떠케 완전가까워요 저두대전 ㅠㅠㅠㅠ


Jan 1, 2019, 5:30 pm Reply

와우ㅋㅋ대전에 사시는구나!!!저도 대전에 살아서 엄청 반갑네용ㅋㅋㅋ앞으로 구독 열심히 할께요??


Jan 1, 2019, 3:34 am Reply

Hey!! Love the apartment??? how’d you manage to get one that’s bigger than the average?!

Nahomie Bellevue

Jan 1, 2019, 6:14 pm Reply

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


Feb 2, 2019, 4:28 pm Reply

I thought you were naked when you opened the bathroom door

pleiades dragon

Feb 2, 2019, 12:53 pm Reply

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

Carole M

Mar 3, 2019, 3:46 am Reply

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?


Mar 3, 2019, 7:49 am Reply

damn epik really investing in housing

Mesunghi Choi

May 5, 2019, 5:22 am Reply

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…


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Sandra Pehpunkt

May 5, 2019, 11:54 pm Reply

What the heck are you eating? ?


Jun 6, 2019, 2:12 pm Reply

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??


Jun 6, 2019, 4:31 pm Reply

You have beautiful skin ✨


Jul 7, 2019, 6:21 am Reply

Can your friends stay over or is that not allowed?

Britney Santana

Jul 7, 2019, 7:46 am Reply

You’re camera work is amazing!!!! Omg I hope to get on this level

Ivy K

Jul 7, 2019, 3:35 pm Reply

Boi. You don’t use the oven?? Your health??? Does it exist? Is it okay????

Erica J

Aug 8, 2019, 12:30 am Reply

That is actually a really nice apartment!?

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