BY: JESSICA BEUKER
Last week a new ad appeared on SpareRoom – a flatshare site in the UK – for a £8 million ($14.8 million) penthouse in Paddington, London. The 4,000 sq ft property includes a cleaner, chauffeur and a chef who prepares meals five days a week. Oh, and the room that’s up for grabs is being offered completely free.
As listed on SpareRoom, the ad states:
We’re two lads living in a large 4000 sq ft Penthouse in Paddington. We’ve successfully built and sold two well known technology companies and are now working on the third..
We’d like to find an interesting flatmate to hang out with – we don’t need the money (hence the room is FREE!) but we want some good company – someone to hang out with, party with, bounce ideas around with and generally enjoy all that London has to offer.
There’s a team of household staff at the apartment to look after you – all cleaning and laundry is taken care of, we have a chef who prepares delicious meals 5 days a week and a team of drivers who take us out to party!
We are open minded about the sort of person we’d like – you might already be successful and wealthy and want to live with like minded people or at the very least you’ll be ambitious. Being entrepreneurial and into technology is a big plus and enjoying getting drunk quite often is essential!
A few house rules, it’s a no smoking house and guests are not allowed unless agreed in advance. There are two Chihuahuas and we don’t want any more pets.
The entire thing sounds a little too good to be true. But according to Dazed, SpareRoom confirmed that it’s definitely not and said they have been bombarded with inquiries and applications in the last few days.
The guys are looking for a male or female tenant between the ages of 16 and 40. If you fit the criteria, and don’t mind roommates, perhaps you’d like to give this place a try. The bedroom features a large screen TV that pulls out of the foot of the bed and floor to ceiling windows with amazing views of London – if that’s your kind of thing.