No, we’re not joking…
The owner of a £3m home between Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane has offered to rent rooms in his Grade II listed home for as little as £100 a month.
Who is he? Rupert Hunt, the founder of flatsharing website SpareRoom.co.uk.
In an advert on the website, Hunt wrote he’s offering the rooms on a “pay what you can afford” basis.
“I’m far more interested in finding the right people to share with, who I’ll enjoy having around and add something to my life, than maximising my rent (and market rent round here would price some people out),” he said.
“So if you’re my perfect flatmate and happen to be volunteering and can only afford £100 per month, I’d sooner take you over someone who can pay full whack but who isn’t quite right.”
Hunt said he has two rooms available. One is in the basement and is next to a guest room with an en-suite bathroom.
The second is a smaller room on the first floor and has its own toilet.
The only catch is the tenants will have to feature on Hunt’s YouTube series.
Hunt said: “I’ve decided to film my journey, to show people the process (and that it can be fun!) and to spread the word that living with the right people beats living alone.
“Unfortunately this means we’re forced to work around film schedules, so you’d need to be available on the 3rd or 4th of February and be prepared to appear in my YouTube series.”
Take a look at the photos of the home: