Weird fully-tiled flat up for rent

The kitchen area of the tiled flat.
The kitchen area of the tiled flat.



A bizarre flat that's been put up for rent is the perfect place for a clean freak: it's tiled from top to bottom.

The self-contained basement flat in Walthamstow, East London, has been advertised on Spareroom.co.uk for £900 per month - an excellent price for the area, where most studios or one-bedders go for £1,000 or more.

Along with a bathroom - where the tiles look fairly reasonable - the flat has a large double bedroom and an open plan living room and kitchen, comes furnished and has a parking space.

However, each room in the flat is tiled with the same large blue-grey tiles on every floor and wall. The lighting's pretty institutional too. And it appears to have only one window in the whole place, adding to the gloomy atmosphere.

The dining area of the tiled flat.
The dining area of the tiled flat.



"It's certainly not something you see every day," Spareroom director Matt Hutchinson tells the Evening Standard.

"This wipe-clean Walthamstow pad might appeal to someone who doesn't like dust, but it could be tricky to shake the feeling you're living in a swimming pool."

As well as an obsessive cleaner, the flat might suit someone with allergies, especially as there appears to be no soft furnishings apart from the mattress - although the ad says that pets are allowed.

But while many people might be put off by the fact that the flat looks quite so much like a public toilet, there's bound to be somebody that takes it in their stride.

The bathroom of the tiled flat.
The bathroom of the tiled flat.



Two years ago, a man bought a public toilet on the Norfolk coast and transformed it into a stunning holiday home.

And last year an abandoned public toilet in Reading was bought for £85,000 and converted into a modern one-bedroom property renting out for £1,300 a month.

Recently, indeed, a room that actually is a toilet, located in a block of flats, went on the market for nearly £3,000 a month. The owner's hoping that local bus drivers might club together to rent it as there are no public facilities in the area.

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