No, this is not a joke. An advert has recently gone onto room rental site, SpareRoom, offering a vacant room in a £8 million penthouse in Paddington. But, despite expectations, the monthly rent won’t be breaking the bank. In fact, the rent won’t even be tickling your bank account, because the current tenants have advertised the room as RENT FREE. Well, rent starts at £1 a week (including bills!) but who’s counting? Oh, and there’s a ‘team of household staff’, who’ll do your laundry, a chef who makes meals 5 days a week and drivers to whisk you off around London. Say goodbye to those Uber bills!
So what’s the catch? Well you need to be the ideal housemate of two tech entrepreneurs. In the ad, they claim to be “two London lads living in a large 4000 sq ft Penthouse in Paddington. We’ve successfully built and sold two well known technology companies and are now working on the third.”
Seems pretty standard? They say that “don’t need the money”, but the just want good company (n’awwwr) – “someone to hang out with, party with, bounce ideas around with and generally enjoy all that London has to offer.”