New Zealand estate agent 'advertises sleeping pod as one bedroom apartment'

Francesca Gillett
A sleeping cabin able to rent at an airport in Germany. (Stock picture): Action Press/REX/Shutterstock

London’s renting market is no stranger to rip-off rooms like the landlord who charged £400 a month to sleep in his kitchen or the cramped Fulham pad which has a bed hanging from the ceiling by chains.

But an estate agent in New Zealand has now been seen reportedly renting sleeping pods as “one bedroom apartments” for as much as $200 NZ – or around £110.

According to the New Zealand Herald, the advert for the rental in Auckland showed pictures of the pods stacked in two like bunkbeds.

Anyone who rents the pods would be invited to share a kitchen and living room with other people.

Every pod comes fitted with a single mattress, pillow, fire extinguisher and a mirror.

The rental listing read: “Live in a prime inner city location for a fraction of the cost.

“Enjoy a unique living opportunity in the heart of the city. Rent your own individual sleeping pod/bedroom. These state of the art pods include internet connection and a flat screen TV as well as secure swipe card access.”

The advert was taken down from website Trade Me shortly after being put up, the Herald reported.