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Balcony with single bed going for sad price

A Sydney landlord is attempting to rent out a balcony. Picture: Facebook
A Sydney landlord is attempting to rent out a balcony. Picture: Facebook

A Sydney landlord has advertised an enclosed balcony for rent at $360 a week, as the dire state of Australia’s housing market is laid bare.

The Facebook Marketplace listing describes the balcony in Haymarket in Sydney’s inner suburbs as a “sunny room” that is fit to accommodate one person.

Images show the room decked out with a single bed, a mirror, blinds and a rug over what is likely tiled flooring.

A balcony in Haymarket has been listed to rent for $360 a week. Picture: Facebook
A balcony in Haymarket has been listed to rent for $360 a week. Picture: Facebook

Glass sliding doors connecting the balcony to the rest of the property are shown in the advert and the reflection in a full-length mirror shows an adjacent wall is also glass.

The landlord said the room was ready for a perspective tenant to “move in now”, with the weekly rent “including bills”.

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The balcony is attached to a two-bedroom apartment, which is available for rent separately at $1300 a week, excluding bills.

The bedroom for rent was listed on Facebook Marketplace. Picture: Facebook
The bedroom for rent was listed on Facebook Marketplace. Picture: Facebook

The listing comes as new data from Domain reveals that Sydney’s median price for rental houses stayed at a record $750 in June 2024, a 7.1 per cent jump from the same time last year.