Renters who want all the benefits of inner city living but don’t quite have the budget to match, might be in luck due to the emergence of a surprising new trend.
One Sydney homeowner has offered up a quaint square of carpet in his lounge room, with nothing but a modest curtain shielding a bed and dresser drawer from the rest of the house.
The tiny living quarters, described by the advertiser on Facebook as a “private living room”, would set tenants back $185 a week.
“Private divided room, 185$AUD per week, you have your private living room in the heart of the CBD,” the advertisement read.
The advertiser said the room included electricity, access to a washing machine, water, gas, and internet.
“You just need to bring your favourite pillows, blanket and cutlery,” the ad continued.
The person behind the post sold the room on being suitable for people wanting something “private, cheap but comfortable, and safe”.
They added the lucky tenant would have an opportunity to practice their English at the home, and would be living in a LGBTIQ friendly space with friendly and respectful people.
It’s not the first time rental properties in Sydney have raised eyebrows.
Last year, a tiny room in Bondi was slammed by Facebook users after the space – which could barely fit a single bed – was advertised for $200 per week.
Another listing several weeks ago offered a bedroom in an inner-city suburb for $180 a week. The catch? You’d be sharing your sleeping space with three other people.
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