one-bedroom apartment


PHOTO: STUFF Reporter Brittany Keogh stands inside a tiny studio being advertised for rent at $360/week to illustrate the width of the room.

OPINION: The online ad boasted of a “trendy” one-bedroom apartment in central Auckland, with polished concrete floors and an industrial-style fitout “complete with everything you need”.

Located in the suburb of Kingsland, frequented by millennials for its myriad restaurants and cafes, and being rented for $360 per week, it at first sounded like a pretty good deal.

However, after viewing the property – one of four units in a converted industrial building on Central Rd – and making enquiries as though I was a prospective tenant, I’m not so sure. The angle of the photos made it look a more spacious than it actually feels standing here.