'How is that even legal?' Rental ad mocked for bedroom's glaring flaw

·News Reporter


Could this bedroom rental be the entry to the kingdom of Narnia?

The “Cosy Bright Double Room” achieved widespread attention for all the wrong reasons after it was advertised on a share-house website, but quickly drew ridicule from many who pointed out a huge design flaw.

Could this bedroom rental be the entry to Narnia? Source: Spareroom.co.uk via Becky Brynolf, Twitter
Could this bedroom rental be the entry to Narnia? Source: Spareroom.co.uk via Becky Brynolf, Twitter

It wasn’t just the size of the “double room”, in the Central and East London district of Whitechapel, that caused a stir on social media. The $AU265 per week room also had no visible entry or exit point aside from a window or a door that required moving a wardrobe to access.

Some also speculated the only way the photographer was able to take pictures inside such a small place was to stand on the bed.

The pictures show a small bed, desk, side table and wardrobe all crammed into a room that appeared to be under stairs.

The original post on UK flatmate website Sharehouse.com appears to have been removed, but not before one woman took pictures of the listing and shared them to Twitter on Tuesday.

The London room had no visible entry or exit point aside from a window or a door that required moving a wardrobe to access. Source: Spareroom.co.uk via Becky Brynolf, Twitter
The London room had no visible entry or exit point aside from a window or a door that required moving a wardrobe to access. Source: Spareroom.co.uk via Becky Brynolf, Twitter

“£145 a week to lodge with Mr Tumnus,” Becky Brynolf joked making a reference to the classic tale The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, where characters gained entry to the magical city of Narnia through a wardrobe.

The post sparked ridicule from many, including one man who asked “Is this an escape room?”, to which another replied “I think it’s the opposite”.

How is that even legal?” another asked.

Another speculated the entry could be elsewhere in the room, with one woman joking: “The number of people in the replies unwilling to entertain the idea that there may be a hatch in the ceiling that you abseil down from is truly disappointing.”

“Whoever set this up isn’t very good at tetris or fire safety,” another wrote.

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