Affordable housing in Toronto has really reached a new low recently.
We thought we’d seen it all after this terrible student rental popped up last week, but this Craigslist ad for a 100ft2 Private Motorhome Entire Unit All To Yourself might be taking affordable renting too far.
At $475 per month, waterfront living does sound attractive… provided the potential tenant is not bothered by showering in a fitness centre or relying on wi-fi at the nearby cafe.
Of course, all too typical of Toronto rentals, utilities are not included. You’ll still have to by gasoline for your generator.
But hey, you get to live like Joni Mitchell, in a “paved paradise.”
Per the ad on Craigslist,
Great deal. Lakeside living for $475/month. You get the entire motorhome that sleeps 3-4 people. Free breakfast included.
You get this amazing deal in exchange for some compromises. Read below.
Be part of the new digital economy like Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, Wimdu, TripAdvisor etc. to save money.
Live in clean, healthy fresh air. Better than many homes that have problems with indoor air pollution etc.
Live as a guest in a retro classic vintage self-contained ’80’s motorhome parked on a street by beautiful Lake Ontario. Near to a park that has restrooms, bike routes, skating rink etc. Sort of like living in a country RV campground but in the middle of a vibrant city. Easy walk to the beach/lake in this great central location. A short distance from: George Brown College on Lake Ontario on Dockside Drive, Sugar Beach (adjacent to Redpath sugar refinery), Dollar store, McDonalds, [Harborrfront]. ferries to Toronto Islands, No Frills wholesale supermarket, public library open long hours; free wifi), gyms, Staples, Canadian Tire etc.
You get to use the entire unit that has one large double bed and a small single bed. No charge for extra guests. Inexpensive clean comfortable Corktown living near the Lake and the Distillery District with shops and restaurants.
Live like Joni Mitchell, in a “paved paradise”, but not in a parking lot. Ideal situation for people who want to beat the high cost of living, such as students, vacationers, retirees, actors, artists, musicians, tech people in the area.
Motorhome is has a new modern quiet generator/inverter that supplies 1600 watts of household current that can power heater, air conditioner, hair dryer, microwave, tv, computer etc. Also has 3 automotive batteries for lighting, charging cell phones etc. Motorhome is very comfortable and warm in most weather. Not practical to leave the heat on for more than 8-10 hours per day in the winter. You are responsible to buy gasoline and put it in the generator as needed. Therefore it is ideal for someone who sleeps at night and is working, going to school or out and about during the day. Plumbing, toilet and holding tanks cannot be used in the winter weather.
Wifi is available in nearby coffee shops but not in the unit. Most people in an RV community in this asphalt ‘jungle’ live quite well using batteries, rechargeable devices, nearby facilities of restrooms, showers at fitness [centres], community/recreation [centre], Starbucks, etc. This 1980’s 19 foot long motorhome is for stationary use and not for driving.
Close to everything. Walk everywhere. I am interested in having guests, who are quiet, reliable, respectful of others etc.
I am a person who has been active in the community for many years as a film investor etc. I am currently working to solve the high cost of housing.