Cupboard for sale

BBC News: 'Table-sized flat' for £170,000.

A flat roughly the size of a snooker table has gone on sale for £170,000 [$340,000] in London's upmarket Chelsea.  The former janitor's storeroom measures 11ft by 7ft and has a cupboard place for a shower and kitchenette area.  Potential buyers can expect to fork out an extra £30,000 [$60,000] to make the room habitable as there is no lighting and it is full of rubble.  Even the estate agent selling the property admitted the flat was "incredibly depressing".  "We have to go in with a torch because the lights do not work and it is full of rubble," Jason North, associate director at Lane Fox.  Nevertheless, the flat is expected to attract buyers due to its close proximity to the fashionable bars, shops and leisure facilities of Kensington and Chelsea.

Reminds me of another London flat made from a converted toilet.  This was four years ago, someone's probably living in this one now:

A pigeon-infested derelict public toilet is to be converted into a £135,000 starter home.  The two-storey Edwardian lavatory block is being turned into a split-level studio flat described as an ideal first home in south east London.  Developers have applied for planning permission to convert the 100-year-old building into a tiny apartment of less than five square metres.  It comes complete with an open-plan living room and kitchen, double bedroom and en suite bathroom.  It stands in the centre of Forest Hill where it has been disused and derelict for the past 10 years.  Developers have applied for planning permission to convert the 100-year-old building.

I'd prefer the toilet to the janitor's closet, at least you can swing a cat in there.  But both are crazy!

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