02/22/2016 04:16 EST | Updated 02/22/2016 04:59 EST

UBC Unveils Tiny 'Nano' Apartments

The apartment is 140 sq. ft.

Here's what students strapped for cash and space could look forward to if they're attending the University of British Columbia (UBC).

The school unveiled a full-scale model of a 140 sq.-ft. apartment to show what a pilot project will look like once it's built on campus in a few years.

Each apartment will have a kitchen, bathroom, study area that turns into a bed. (Use slider tool below, or watch video above.)

Monthly rent will range from $675 to $695 once they're available in 2019 — up to 50 per cent less than other housing options on campus.

UBC announced the project last June, saying the units will provide "a much lower-priced option for students who have significant affordability challenges and who would appreciate this kind of living environment."

The 70 suites will be a part of the $70-million, four-tower Gage South Student Residence, which — once completed — could house up to 600 students.

Watch a timelapse of the "Nano's" construction below:

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