Tiny Home Listing in Bardon Creates Stir

Tiny Home Listing in Bardon Creates Stir

Amid Australia’s ongoing housing crisis, a makeshift tiny home listed for rent in Bardon has sparked a heated debate among prospective renters. The unique property, seemingly transformed from a shed, has captivated and unsettled many, highlighting the current state of the country’s rental market.



Situated at 1/55 Coopers Camp Road, Bardon, this one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit is currently available for rent at a rate of $350 per week. Marketed as a recently renovated abode, the property offers a spacious open-plan layout, convenient off-street parking, a well-equipped kitchen, and low-maintenance flooring. Notably, the water bill is included in the rental price, while a bond of $1400 is mandatory for the prospective tenant.

Tiny Home Listing in Bardon Creates Stir
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Critics of the tiny home argue that its size and layout make it unsuitable for families. The living space, which houses a double bed close to the oven and stove, has limited room for additional furniture. The kitchen features a bar fridge and a couple of cupboards for storage. The bathroom, separated by a divider wall, includes a toilet, shower, and sink built into a cabinet. 

Despite these concerns, the property has garnered support from some Australians, who highlight its private entrance, outdoor relaxation area, and clean appearance.

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Tiny Home Listing in Bardon Creates Stir
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The controversy surrounding this rental property highlights the challenges faced by many Australians in the current rental market. While some criticize the existence of such accommodations, others view them as a preferable alternative to homelessness. With a severe shortage of affordable housing options, individuals facing dire circumstances find themselves grateful for the opportunity to secure any form of shelter, however modest.

Tiny Home Listing in Bardon Creates Stir
Photo Credit:   Place Newmarket / placerealestate.com.au 

Public opinion on social media platforms has been divided, with individuals expressing contrasting viewpoints. Critics argue that it is disheartening to witness the state of the rental market, while others defend the property, highlighting the dire situations faced by those living in tents or substandard conditions.

“It’s a ($350 per week) quaintly renovated shed. And all the references to schools and playgrounds is interesting – how could you live in this with children? Or are you meant to put one in there on their own?!,” Emily Mayo tweeted.

“If it homeless or this , I choose this. But 350 to sleep in a kitchen and in bed with ya kid/s.,” replied one user.

“This is actually nicer than most of the $350 pw apartments in Melbourne, including my own.,” another commented.

“Unrealistic $350pw in QLD for a shed,” another Twitter user wrote.

“Actually much nicer than most “renovate the garage and flog it off as a posh studio” units I’ve looked at here. In space, cleanliness, lack of heat trap crowding and actual studio stove and lockable door reno.,” another tweet says.



As the rental crisis continues to unfold, discussions surrounding affordable housing and the need for comprehensive solutions gain momentum. The case of the Bardon tiny home sheds light on the broader challenges faced by individuals seeking suitable accommodations and prompts a reflection on the state of Australia’s housing market.

Published 12-July-2023