|Room Type||Private room|
|Length of Stay||Minimum 6 months|
|Bond||2 weeks rent|
|Bills||Not included in rent|
|Internet||Available but not included in rent|
Gday, i have a room for rent in my house. the room is approx 3.1 x 3.6m. it's at the front of the house with a window that gets the morning sun. it has a barred window that can open, and a fireplace that doesn't work and a excellent blind that blocks lots of light if you don't like the morning sun. it does have a large crack in the wall that the landlord has sighed at but won't fix, and it has a corner with a noticeable lean. it's pretty noticeably without furniture in, but if you have furniture it'll stay flat. most people put a desk or cupboard on it.
the room reflects the rest of the house well. it's old and the landlord doesn't really want to spend money on the house. he'll fix things, but he's old and greek and likes to do things himself and i've learnt it's often easier to do it myself with a youtube tutorial. the rent whilst cheap for the area, does mean the house is not as modern/new as many of the houses around it. i call it a dive. on the plus side, no real estate dramas, no house inspections, and it means you can paint the room if you wanted and the landlord won't complain. i've been planning to get the house 'artistically' painted for a while now and kinda plan to start soon so it's a good time to get in if you're an artist in your spare time.
the house is very well situated, about 5mins walk to smith st woolworths and 6mins to new shiny coles. within what i'd consider walking distance are trams #11, #86, #109, collingwood train station, and hoddle and johnson street buses. it's a pretty quiet street. there is on-street permit parking, but you'll need to get a permit from the council. it's a quiet street - if anything loud occurs, it's always on vere street. when the melbourne floods were occurring, all the water ran down vere street also.
there's a small backyard but it's large enough for a couple of couches and some storage racks and a tiny garden area that everyone intends to do stuff with but rarely gets there. there's an advance Triffid task force that's holding out in the corner and won't die, but for the moment they're in retreat. the gardeny bit gets most of the sun. it's almost all undercover so washing can still get dried easily even when melbourne's rain is going horizontal. the house is fully furnished bar the bedroom. there's a big fridge, 2 freezers, big washing machine, xbox1, fast internet, torrents, pretty big TV, a stupidly large movie collection. it has a bath under the shower and continuous hot water - i doubt it's eco friendly but the showers are great.
rent is $205 per week in advance paid wednesday night. bills arrive monthly and are mostly fixed costs at about $210pm currently. rent on time is especially important to me. i'd really prefer someone intending to stay a while. i know life can change and often does, but stability is great too.
now with new updated photos of room looking nice from housemates stuff. can show you empty photos if needed.
any questions, please ask.
i'm a computer geek who stays mostly his room, or watches tv with the few friends that i let visit. i work full time and like a quiet peaceful house. i'm generally funny and easy to get along with. as long as things don't impact directly on me, i'm pretty open minded and don't care what you do for work or in your free time, unless it's heroin or meth or you liked tony abbott* in which case this probably isn't the the best** place for you. actually i dislike furries too. i know it's wrong but i just don't get furries sorry :( i can't cook and generally avoid the kitchen so cooking types who like to control the kitchen are welcome. i sometimes go on xbox binges or tv show binges but not that often. mostly i'll be in my room.
* now includes racists, pauline hanson, flat earth believers, climate change deniers, trump fans.
** apart from the heroin/meth/racists, you can live here but i'll laugh at you regularly i suspect.