The housing crisis in Australia is bare: a small room with a bunk bed screwed to the wall and a double bed that can be shared between THREE people – and a & # 39; large dog & # 39; – is advertised for $ 600 per week
- Advertiser went to social media and online marketplace Gumtree to place the ad
- Photos showed the double bed on the floor with a bunk bed screwed above it
- The room was advertised for $ 500 for two people or $ 600 for three people
- Room is one of the many tight Bondi spaces that have recently been advertised on the internet
A man looking for roommates has offered a less than fantastic room with a bunk bed that is screwed to the wall and a double bed that can be shared with three people for $ 600 a week.
The advertiser went to social media groups and Gumtree this week to spray the room in his three-bedroom apartment in Bondi in the ritzy east of Sydney.
& # 39; Private room available at the best location! Between all the major shops, cafes, banks and the post office, while only a few minutes walk to the beach – it's the ideal location to enjoy the best of Bondi, read the messages.
He said renters would have access to a & # 39; small but well-equipped gym & # 39; and would share with a man from New Zealand, as well as a & # 39; big dog & # 39 ;.
A man looking for roommates has advertised a less than fantastic apartment with a bunk bed screwed to the wall and a double room for three people
The man went to online social media groups and Gumtree to advertise the apartment in Bondi
Photos of the underwhelming room showed a double bed on the floor with a bunk bed attached to the wall above.
Another photo showed the living room with two fans and a clothes rail in the middle of the room.
The room was advertised for $ 500 for two people, or $ 600 for three people.
The advertiser said there was a possibility for a discount on the rent – or getting personal training sessions – in exchange for some & # 39; light cleaning work & # 39 ;.
The Facebook listing has since been deleted.
The Gumtree ad remains as it was originally posted.
The man said there was a possibility for a discount on the rent – or getting PT (personal training) sessions – in exchange for some & # 39; light cleaning work & # 39;
He said tenants would share with a man from New Zealand and a large dog
Another photo showed the living room with two fans and a clothes rail in the middle of the room
The room is just one of the many tight Bondi spaces that have recently been advertised on the internet.
A previously empty bedroom with an asking price of $ 300 per week shows a double bed that touches almost all parameters of the narrow space.
The vacancy was posted by two backpackers on a Facebook page on the local market, who said the space offered more value for money than the average hostel in the city of Sydney.
Cash tenants criticized the offer and labeled the room as a & # 39; prison cell & # 39; with one that said the room was & # 39; everything that is wrong with Sydney real estate in one photo & # 39 ;.
Meanwhile, another empty bedroom (photo) with an asking price of $ 300 per week shows a double bed that touches almost all parameters of the narrow space
In yet another advertisement, a woman offered a room barely one meter wide in her Bondi apartment for $ 200 a week.
The advertisement, posted on Facebook, said the offer came with a wardrobe near the bathroom and a large box to fit shoes near the narrow room.
The vacancy was considered by some to be a & # 39; joke for the April joke & # 39; closed.
In another ad, a woman advertised for a room barely one meter wide in her apartment in Bondi for $ 200 a week
The advertisement, posted on Facebook, said the offer came with a wardrobe near the bathroom and a large box to fit shoes near the narrow room
Another landlord posted on a Bondi Facebook group that offers potential renters to sleep on one of three single mattresses for $ 200 a week in a small studio apartment.
The room was offered for $ 600 per week or $ 200 per bed, and was advertised as large and fully furnished.
Group members expressed their outrage at the advertisement, where someone asked if the offer was even legal.
The one said he wasn't in the & # 39; junk box & # 39; could live, even though the location was right next to the queen of England & # 39 ;.
Another ad was posted on a Bondi Facebook group that offered potential renters to sleep on one of three single mattresses for $ 200 a week in a small studio apartment
The room was offered for $ 600 per week or $ 200 per bed, and is advertised as being large and fully furnished and pictured is the third mattress for the taking
The & # 39; broken & # 39; Australia housing market
Low-income Australians have less affordable rental properties at their disposal than a year ago, according to Anglicare analysis.
The decline in affordable housing has prompted the organization to declare that homes in Australia & # 39; broken & # 39; to be.
& # 39; There is a huge shortage of secure, affordable rental accommodation & # 39 ;, said Anglicare Australia's executive director, Kasy Chambers.
& # 39; That causes record levels of rental stress and even homelessness. & # 39;
Earlier this year, the lawyers group investigated private rental properties throughout Australia, more than 69,000 in total.
It turned out that only one home would be affordable for a single person who receives the Newstart or Youth Allowance welfare payments.
Only 317 of the homes – or 0.5 percent – would be affordable for a single person receiving the invalidity pension, compared to 0.72 percent of the rental properties available to the group last year.
For a couple who both live with the Newstart benefit with two children, 777 of the homes would be affordable – or 1.1 percent – compared to 1.63 percent of the homes affordable in 2018.
Ms. Chambers said the annual survey shows that the affordability of rent across the board & # 39; down and has called on both parties in politics to invest more in social housing.
There is a shortage of around 300,000 for such homes, which are aimed at people with very low incomes.
& # 39; People with the lowest incomes are squeezed out of the rental market, & # 39; said Mrs. Chambers.
& # 39; We call on all parties to make an effort to put an end to this shortage – and to ensure that everyone has a place to call home. & # 39;
The report defines affordable housing as real estate where the rent is no more than 30 percent of a household budget, a nationally accepted benchmark for many years.
The government said in March that more affordable homes will soon be available to a number of struggling Australians, with a federal agency offering loans to local home providers for $ 315 million at cheaper than average rates.
The National Housing Finance and Investment Corporation – an independent government agency established in July last year – raised the money through the first bond issue.
The company was established to offer cheap long-term financing to support more affordable rental properties in Australia.
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