London resident rents out SHED for £600-a-month

London resident rents out his SHED for £600-a-month but says the tenant won’t be able to live there at weekends

  • Dominic Gudgeon offering cramped wooden building, in garden in south London
  • Admitted in Facebook listing shed looked like ‘peak of London housing insanity’
  • Said shed available Monday to Friday and ‘imagination’ needed to see potential
  • Offered free meals and no bills to anyone who agreed to move in 

A homeowner tried to rent out his garden shed for £600-a-month but warned potential tenants that they would not be able to live there at weekends. 

Dominic Gudgeon offered the cramped wooden outbuilding, in south London, to renters on Facebook and offered free meals to anyone who agreed to move in. 

In his Facebook post, he admitted the shed listing looked like the ‘peak of London housing insanity’, but insisted it was not. 

A homeowner tried to rent out his garden shed for £600-a-month but warned potential tenants that they would not be able to live there at weekends

He wrote: ‘I understand this looks like a peak of london housing insanity, but I assure it’s not. 

‘People requiring a room Mondays to Friday is quite common.

‘It’s not a shed, more like a spare room.

Dominic Gudgeon (pictured with wife Primrose) offered the cramped wooden outbuilding to renters on Facebook and offered free meals to anyone who agreed to move in

‘I concede that exercising a bit of imagination is required to appreciate its full potential.’

Mr Gudgeon’s post, in a group for south-east London renters, also boasted that the ‘wonderful new cabin’ included no bills, but was only available Monday to Friday.

Commenting on the ad, one renter said: ‘Have you sought any advice in the legality of renting out your shed?’

Another added: ‘It absolutely is a shed mate, skylight or not.’

The offer of the shed is just the latest in a string of tiny spaces, including flats and houses, offered for rent.

In April, a tiny bedroom described as a ‘cosy bright double’ in a London flat was offered for rent for £572-a-month, even though the doorway was obscured by a wardrobe. 

In his Facebook post, he admitted the shed listing looked like the ‘peak of London housing insanity’, but insisted it was not. Above: The inside of Mr Gudgeon’s shed, which does not appear to have been finished

Elsewhere, a studio flat measuring just 15ft by 16ft was on sale in Hornchurch, London, for £100,000.   

And the owner of a flat in Clapham, south-west London, was offering what they described as a ‘single furnished room’, but was actually a bed under the stairs.

The average price for a property in London is £473,000, while people who are looking to rent can expect to pay anywhere from £500 to more than £700 for a single room.  

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