Rising housing prices have made finding a rental situation difficult for many, and unique solutions are popular. Living with parents, crashing on a friend's couch, and other traditional and not-so-traditional arrangements have become increasingly common. But a recent rental ad in Toronto had people scratching their heads at the stipulations that came with it.
Toronto. $900/mo CAD (~$650USD). Sharing a room...and a queen-sized bed. Yes, sharing a queen bed with your would-be landlord, who said in the ad that this arrangement "had worked before."
People were incredulous about the advertised “shared bedroom in a lake-facing downtown condo," which Toronto realtor Anya Ettinger called "unhinged" in a TikTok video, sending it to virality.
For starters, people wondered if the arrangement was legal.
Some pointed out other ridiculous elements of the ad.
Folks doubted the worth of this kind of living situation.
People came up with solutions like bunk beds, or even multiple bunk beds, at that.
Some people thought it was more than just an innocent ad for a regular tenant.
Really, it's a commentary on the state of housing, especially in bigger cities like Toronto.
Here's an interesting take on bed sharing.
Keep on searching, then, if you want housing that includes your own bed!