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Listing gives new meaning to ‘crawl into bed’

A Tel Aviv rental listing offered sleeping quarters in the boydem, a cramped crawlspace just beneath the ceiling.

The space in the apartment. 
Photo: Facebook/courtesy via Times of Israel
The space in the apartment. Photo: Facebook/courtesy via Times of Israel

YOU think the housing market is bad in Sydney or Melbourne? They’ve got nothing on Tel Aviv.

A rental listing posted last month for an apartment in central Tel Aviv offered sleeping quarters in the boydem, a cramped crawlspace just beneath the ceiling.

For NIS 1200 (AUD $515) a month, would-be tenants were temptingly told, the lucky renter could enjoy the pleasure of sleeping in the tiny space, customarily used to store suitcases and old furniture.

In addition to the bed, the tenant would get a private closet and mini-fridge. All other home appliances were shared with the other roommates, the listing said.

“Suitable for someone humble who is not looking to pay much and also wants a place to lay their head down in Tel Aviv,” read the listing, which was quickly ridiculed online.

“You go up to bed with a ladder. It’s suitable for people who just want to come and sleep,” the homeowner told Channel 12 News.

“It’s not a private room, and in fact, there isn’t even a door,” he acknowledged to the network.

Still, “there is no way it will collapse,” he added in response to fears expressed by the interviewer, in what might be cold comfort for a potential tenant.

WITH TIMES OF ISRAEL

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