Molds that come and go, paint peeling off and smell of bongs and depression: the party house rents for $ 815 a week – but not everyone is a fan of the unique listing
- The shabby apartment in Wellington is $ 815 a week
- The unit has one bathroom and four bedrooms, only one of which has a window
- Many online users slammed the device and compared it to a “dungeon” filled with “mold”.
A shabby apartment hit the rental market for $ 815 a week but shares the opinion among potential renters, with some comparing it to a “dungeon”.
The unit on Marion Street in New Zealand’s capital Wellington has one bathroom and four bedrooms – only one of which appears to have a window.
Each room costs $ 200 a week, though some only have curtains for doors and paint off the walls.
The apartment was advertised on Facebook this week and it was quickly flooded with comments that obliterated the house, with one going so far as to say it smelled like depression.
The unit on Marion Street in Wellington has one bathroom and four bedrooms – only one of which appears to have a window
Current tenants have offered the device for $ 200 per room. The house has a working stove.
College student Isaac Kirkwood spent the last two years in the house before moving out. It was known that “huge parties” were held there and that the “mold” came and went.
“It’s messy, but we could do anything we wanted, so to speak,” he told the NZ Herald.
He said that while there has been a lot of negative feedback, they have already received some interest.
“I don’t think we’ll have any problems getting anyone in there.”
Another former tenant who shared the post added a few notable features, including “a real working oven” and washing machine, and proximity to bus stops.
Another former tenant who shared the post added a few notable features, including “a real working oven” and washing machine, and proximity to bus stops
Most of the rooms appeared shabby, with some holes in the carpet
The bedrooms are available for $ 200 a week, but many have said they would rather live in a tent
But many were unimpressed by the condition of the rooms.
“Smells like depression, cigarettes and bong water,” someone wrote.
“I’d rather live in a tent in the bush,” said another.
“What is the legal definition of the word” space “” one commented.
“I can smell the mold from here,” wrote another.
“$ 800 to live in the worst conditions than a prison,” said one person.
Meanwhile, others admitted they were dying to move in and fondly remembered the numerous parties they’d attended around the house.
The unit was previously managed by Riverstone Property Management.
A property manager told the publication that the building had been improved after some elderly tenants were kicked out, dealt drugs and “did shady things”.
The property was recently acquired by Quinovic, who is taking steps to ensure compliance standards for a healthy home are met.
The apartment has a bathroom with shower and curtain. Some said they imagined the apartment was filled with mold.
Some Facebook users said they attended wild parties in the house before it was available for rent
One of the bedroom windows can be seen in the Wellington apartment