Unusual detail in Aussie rental listing leaves prospective tenants feeling 'uncomfortable'

'This is exhibitionism on a whole new level.'

An Aussie rental has kicked up a stench with prospective tenants over an unusual bedroom detail in the property listing.

The four bedroom, two bathroom property in Narre Warren, in Melbourne's southeast, is on the market for $480 a week. The “wonderfully updated home” with a “gourmet kitchen” and large central living area is advertised as being on a “generous 787m² block”, but people online have raised questions over the main bedroom’s ensuite.

Among a series of images of the home on realestate.com.au is a photo of the room. It captures a large built-in wardrobe on the left and the ensuite on the right which you can see straight into because the only thing separating the room and bathroom is a pane of glass.

A Melbourne rental property showing an ensuite bathroom with glass walls. Source: realestate.com.au
The Melbourne property featured a unique ensuite bathroom. Source: realestate.com.au

“Have you ever seen anything so odd??” a Facebook user wrote online, alongside the listing. “Why is it not frosted glass?” said another.

While others commented that you could “sh*t with an audience”. “You’d wanna hope you’re that comfortable with your partner,” one person commented. “This is exhibitionism on a whole new level,” said another, while someone else wrote that “there’s no way I’d be happy with no privacy whatsoever”.

Others questioned the layout of the “completely ridiculous” bathroom. “You have to walk out of the loo into the shower to wash your hands,” one person wrote. While someone else pointed out that the heated light was on the “outside of the shower”.

Viral rental property bathrooms

It’s not the first time rentals have gone viral for having a clear bathroom door or entire wall.

A “newly renovated” apartment in Sydney turned heads in June after photos were posted online of the see-through bathroom wall, adjacent to the kitchen. While a $400 a week open plan studio in Adelaide caused a stir last year over a glass walled bathroom in the middle of the living space.

At least an apartment in the Canadian city of Vancouver had frosted glass to offer a little privacy while on the toilet, although many people didn’t see a problem with it.

But a Virgin Voyager cruise ship wasn’t holding back when it designed bathrooms with uninterrupted views. While it might sound great on the high seas, as a passenger on a boat adjacent to the ship pointed out, everyone can see in when you’re in port.

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