Our big cities have a housing problem, but London dormitories are a whole different story. Like this one we spotted in the posh suburb of Kensington, advertised at £390 (NZ$783) a month.
The studio is so small that the bed blocks the whole kitchen. But maybe there are perks – you can cook dinner from your bed or grab a can from the fridge – it gives a whole new meaning to the idea of entertaining at home.
But this tiny bedsit is getting a lot of attention on Twitter for all the wrong reasons.
The studio, in a Victorian house, is advertised on Zoopla than with wooden floors and “his own kitchen”. The problem is that if you can fit a TV, the kitchen is also the bedroom, living room, dining room, and possibly the media room.
The listing describes it as compact but fully furnished with a bed, chest of drawers, wardrobe, fridge and small table and chairs – photos show a chair at one end of the bed. Maybe there is a fold out table. It looks like the fridge can’t be fully opened because the bed is in the way.
They don’t show the bathroom as it is a shared room with other tenants.
A tweet from Jane Darling on Twitter says: “Some jerk is gonna come and pay for that shoebox! The refrigerator door cannot be opened because it is blocked by the bed. Also no toilet! Give me strength.” Another reader said it was ridiculous and “someone needs to do something about living in the UK!”
‘Where is the door?’
Someone else asked, “Where’s the door?” Another Twitter user replied, “Maybe the renter comes through the closet as if entering Narnia?”
Then there are others who think it’s typical of what you can find these days. One tweet read: “Nothing bad about this apartment. I lived similarly in London in the North Kilburn area. I like this flat life. I had found my missing piece.” Which led to this response: “Just because it happens more than once doesn’t mean it’s good.”