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'Prison?': $250pw Sydney rental roasted over 'depressing' features

Sydney residents have been left in utter disbelief after seeing a post for a tiny room for rent in the beachside suburb of Bondi.

Members of the Facebook group Bondi Local Loop roasted a post advertising a tiny, windowless room going for $250 per week, which apparently also comes with a job.

The post mentions highlights of living in the apartment as being close to Westfield shopping centre and Bondi Junction train station, while the successful applicant would work "minimum 40 hours per week" as a handyman for the landlord.

Tiny, windowless room for rent in Bondi, Sydney
Bondi locals have been left horrified by an ad for a room for rent, which also comes with a job. Source: Facebook (Yahoo News Australia)

"I need one worker... Flexible time sheet. Gardening, painting, moving furniture," the notice for the room reads. "No experience required. I can teach you."

While some members of the group were a bit confused by the wording of the ad, many members expressed absolute horror over the photo of the room.

"This looks more like a kennel," someone commented. "I was thinking kitchen cupboard," came a reply.

"It's so depressing to look at," one Facebook user wrote.

"Prison?" added another.

"Not as good, prison get a window and a toilet," a member of the group answered.

"Prison is also free," chimed someone else.


A couple of members were disturbed by the ad, calling it "modern-day slavery" in half-jest, while someone questioned whether it was even legal.

"Do they get locked up in this cell if they call in sick?" a Facebook user asked.

"I love this room. So prison chic," a woman commented sarcastically.

"Have you guys not seen Harry Potter!?! Sounds to me like whoever gets this is deffo going to Hogwarts school of handyman staff," a Bondi local joked.

The post, however, is just one of many Bondi rental notices that have raised eyebrows over the years.

Just a couple of months ago, Facebook users lambasted an ad for a $275 per week room that was advertised as "large and private" though it looked more like an attic.

Four years ago, a woman from Bondi was blasted for posting an ad for a room that was merely a metre wide and two metres long.

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