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Room For Rent For £40 - But You Can't Stand Up In It

Monday 13th January 2014

This flat is undeniably a bargain, but there is a one small catch: you can't stand up properly in it.

Tiny loft

This Westminster loft was advertised for just 40 per week, less than a third of the usual cost of a room in that area.

But the advert recommends that it would suit someone shorter than 5'4 and is willing to reach the loft via a ladder.

Tiny loft

The full Gumtree post, which we really hope is not real, read: "We are renting this cute little loft conversion which is a former storage space.

"Please note you cannot stand upright in the room. It comes with its own bedding (freshly washed), parquet flooring and there is enough space to store a few pieces of garment.

"The location is amazing, there are lots of shops, good transport and is right in the heart of Westminster.

"We are generally quite easy going but do not tolerate noise at night or disorderly behaviour. Ideally it would suit someone less than 5'4ft tall and with no history of claustrophobia."