Rental renovation for $400 Adelaide apartment labelled 'completely shameless'

·News Reporter
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It is described as a fully furnished, open-plan studio apartment, “ideal for anyone looking for comfortable city living.”

But only if you’re comfortable enough to go to the toilet in your living room.

The newly listed North Adelaide property has caused a stir in the bowels of many, with social media users slamming the bizarrely designed rental renovation as “real life satire.”

Among the bite-sized features of the converted AirBnB is a kitchen without a stove.

But what’s causing the biggest uproar about 4/201 O’Connell Street is the glass walled bathroom right in the middle of the apartment.

The studio apartment has all the features, including a glass bathroom in the middle of the lounge room. Source: Domain
The studio apartment has all the features, including a glass bathroom in the middle of the lounge room. Source: Domain

Nestled between a fireplace and the kitchen bench, the only glimpse of privacy comes in the form of a metre wide section of frosted glass.

While Adelaide's rental crisis means many prospective tenants are struggling to find rental properties, this offering arguably leaves a lot to be desired.

“I honestly can’t believe what I am seeing,” one person wrote on Facebook.

“This reminds me of my bedsit in London in the 80s,” said another.

The $400 a week asking price for the rental apartment has been slammed as disgusting by users online. Source: Domain
The $400 a week asking price for the rental apartment has been slammed as disgusting by users online. Source: Domain

Others were quick to point out that you would be able to “cook and s**t at the same time” before “washing your dishes while you shower.”

While questions remain over exactly how the 25-square-metre apartment pulled off such a move with building approvals and planning permits, at $400 a week people can’t decide if they “want to laugh or cry.”

“The rental crisis is real,” one social media user commented after the listing was posted online.

“I mean it’s funny, but it’s also not,” another chimed in. “Someone will be desperate enough to take that rental just to have a roof over their head.”

“$400 a week is disgusting.”

“Completely shameless,” someone else said. “Whoever owns this property is greedy and despicable.”

Adelaide has the tightest market in the country, according to a rental vacancy report by Domain.

Vacancy rates in May sat at just 0.3 per cent.

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