On the marketplace Nokisaki.com, you can rent unused private property near the entrances of apartment buildings or an unused part of a shop – for as little as Euro 12,= for a couple of hours.
It doesn’t surprise me the idea started in Tokyo, where every real estate prices and demand are so high. I think it’s a great business idea, which also takes care urban space is used more efficiently. I hope we’ll soon start seeing this in European cities too!
Picture from Flickr – by Augapfel