It’s a yurt!

SpareRoom-yurt

We’ve had plenty of beautiful rooms on SpareRoom over the past 8 years but nothing quite like this yurt. The weather may be starting to get chilly and wet (hardly perfect camping weather) but never fear, the yurt is

“fully insulated from the rafters to the floor and has been through one harsh winter already, staying warm and dry on the inside. There’s broadband, electricity and a fantastic view of the fields all around.”

Click here to see the full ad (and more photos).

Why it pays to write an interesting ad

Built by the bare hands of Zeus, decorated by DaVinci, and perfumed by the flora of the Garden of Eden, this room availability is a once in a lifetime event.

So begins the best flatshare ad we’ve seen on the site this week. It’s always great to see people being creative with their ads – it gives you a real sense of the personality of the person in question.

For example:

A little bit about me: Having spent a number of years defending Eternia from the evil forces of Skeletor with my fearless friend, Battlecat (I left due to some workplace bullying relating to my bleached blonde bob style haircut and questionable speedo related dress sense), I came to London in 2005 to work in a stupid American bank.

OK, so not everyone will share this guy’s sense of humour but then that’s the way it works with flatshares. You’re not going to get on with everyone you meet but, at least in this case, if you find the ad funny there’s a fair chance you’ll like the flatmate.

The ad ends:

If you’re interested, aren’t going to kill me while I sleep, or look through my underpants drawer, drop me a line to arrange a viewing.

We’ve reproduced the entire ad below – it would be a shame if anyone reading this after the room had gone (which I’m guessing will happen pretty quickly) missed out.

Cheers,

Matt

Built by the bare hands of Zeus, decorated by DaVinci, and perfumed by the flora of the Garden of Eden, this room availability is a once in a lifetime event.

Having housed the likes of Winston Churchill, Einstein, George Best and Kinga from Big Brother, you are looking at a property steeped in history and culture.

If you’re looking for a place to stay with a bed that will make you feel like your back is being kissed by a thousand pocket sprung fairies, you’re looking at the right place.

Located a stone’s throw from Brockwell Park (if you’re Fatima Whitbread), less than a 10min walk or 3 minute sprint (if you’re late for work) from Brixton Station, you have all the amenities and entertainment that South London has to offer on your doorstep:
From the White Horse (30 seconds walk), Brixton Electric (5 min walk), Plan B/o2 Academy/Brixton Village (10 min walk), to Cla’ham High Street (15-20 min walk)…..you will wake up with more hangovers, half eaten kebabs and regrets than a Newcastle Hen Party.

The room for rent is a bright, cosy, very quiet double room, with plenty of storage, French doors and an ornate* fireplace. (*Non-functioning; I’ve tried).

The flat is a two bedroomed conversion in a Victorian property, with a patio garden, which is brilliant for BBQs, and summer drinks. (due to the weather, the BBQ success rate = 13% and summer drinking success = 100%).
The main room is a split kitchen/living area, which, as you can see from the photos, is where Banksy placed some of his definitely original famous stencilled art – don’t believe what the skinny jeaned, pointy shoe’d East London types tell you.
There is a big basement for all your non-Fritzl storage needs (bikes etc).

Bills are shared and come to about £150 a month each.

A little bit about me: Having spent a number of years defending Eternia from the evil forces of Skeletor with my fearless friend, Battlecat (I left due to some workplace bullying relating to my bleached blonde bob style haircut and questionable speedo related dress sense), I came to London in 2005 to work in a stupid American bank and would like a flatmate, who, like me, likes to keep it quiet and civilised from a Sunday night to a Thursday night, either working on my glutes in the gym, or wearing my jim jams in front of the TV (which has Sky Sports).
I keep the flat quite tidy (for a bloke) and have a cleaner who comes round once a week to sort out the hard-to-reach places.
I don’t do the “let’s buy our food and cook together” malarky, partly because I’ll eat all your food, but also because I work in a stupid American bank and have to eat cereal before bed at 10pm, BUT mainly because I’ll eat all your food.

I spend my weekends with friends, eating (half) kebabs, playing golf, watching/playing sport, enjoying the day and nightlife of London, and, save me please…… gardening.

If you’re interested, aren’t going to kill me while I sleep, or look through my underpants drawer, drop me a line to arrange a viewing.

Fancy flatsharing in an award-winning home?

For those few people who still hear the words ‘lodger’ or ‘flatshare’ and think immediately of Rising Damp or The Young Ones here’s proof (if any is needed) of the fact that there are rooms out there in some really lovely properties.

Take, for example, this flatshare in Dulwich, for which the owner and live-in-landlady Ann was awarded ‘Ideal Home Interior 2011’, presented by Linda Barker at the Ideal Home Exhibition.

Hoo wants to live on a houseboat?

Every now and then we get rooms on houseboats advertised on the site, I love them.

They always make me think that I could live on a boat, but I know I’m probably far too dependent on my little luxuries and home comforts. I have a good friend who lives on a boat on the Thames and it does sound amazing but it always sounds more amazing in the summer than in winter.

This one, in Hoo (which is near Rochester in case you didn’t know – I didn’t),  appeared on the site recently though and I must say it’s got me feeling all nautical…

houseboat

…won’t last mind.

Matt