What one of the cheapest rental rooms in Vancouver looks like
This room is perfect if you don’t need windows and like small, confined spaces.
We all know Vancouver’s rental market is tight, but this takes “tight” to a new level (because fitting a mattress is a tight fit).
While most parts are measured in feet, this one is measured in inches. It measures 70 inches by 62 inches.
It’s about 5 feet 10 inches by 5 feet 2 inches. The bed of a van, like a Ford 150, is significantly larger, as are the new prison cells. Basically, it’s small.
According to this list of current NBA players, only one (Isaiah Thomas) could sleep here, and barely (good thing he keeps his hair short).
Another way to look at it is mattress size. A mattress size chart only has one that would fit in this room without getting crushed. It’s a cradle. All other standard sizes are at least 74.5 inches, leaving 4.5 inches to get stuck in one way or another.
While some may find its size an issue, it’s also windowless. For anyone claustrophobic, this probably isn’t the room for you.
At $750 a month, it’s one of the cheapest places to live in town. The average rent for individual apartments in Canada is more than double, at $1,888, while in Vancouver it’s more than tripled to $2,377, so cost will likely be a motivating factor for those interested in the room. .
Just like its location; the person who placed the ad on Craigslist writes that it is close to downtown.
“The building is right in the city center and just a 3 minute walk from the Stadium skytrain station,” they write.
They also note that there is only one other person in the studio-style apartment.
“You can also use other parts of the studio,” they note.
With files by Elana Shepherd