Dublin rents are rising to absurd, Celtic Tiger-era highs, but this listing for a "studio" (a.k.a a bed in a kitchen) really takes the cake.
The broker-babble on Daft.ie describes Flat 3 at 65 Aughrim Street in the Stoneybatter area of Dublin as a "self-contained studio." What is it really? A single bed in a kitchen, asking €800 ($970) per month.
The listing, first picked up on by the Irish Independent, reads:
"Recently refurbished small single bed studio apartment available to rent in the popular area of Aughrim Street. This self-contained studio comprises of a single bed. Tiled flooring. And a built in kitchen with all mod cons & features. Aughrim Street is a most desirable location within the ever popular Stoney batter village."
The photos that accompany the listing show a single bed that runs the length of one of the walls of the studio, all the way to the door, parallel to the kitchen. Amenities appear to include a dishwasher (yay!) and a broken chair (hmmmm).
There is also a photo of a small bathroom, with no sign of a shower, and no indication of whether the bathroom is en-suite or shared with other residents of the building.
Rents in Dublin today are €380 ($460) a month higher on average than the previous peak in 2008, the Independent reports.
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