It’s not a summer camp! A caravan parked in a north London garden advertised as a “self-contained garden studio flat” will cost you £790 a month
- The dated caravan sits in a garden in Barnet, north London – and is available on the rental market for £790pm
- The tiny living quarters are furnished with a double bed, a washing machine, storage space and a working kitchen
- The price includes all bills and wifi – but the landlord is asking almost £1,000 to secure it
- To buy a caravan of a similar age direct from ebay you would pay around £2,000 – just two and a half months’ rent
London is known for its ruthless rental market, but this particular “property” will be particularly depressing news for those trying to secure a home in the capital.
A dated caravan intended for touring and parked in a homeowner’s garden in Barnet, north London, is currently being advertised to renters for a whopping £790 a month.
Described in the property ad as a ‘self-contained studio garden apartment’, the caravan has a bedroom and a studio-style kitchen with a washing machine right next to the bed.
The monthly price of £790 is £266 above the average UK rental of £524 and in line with the London average of £794, according to rental website SpareRoom.
New low for London’s real estate market? The aging caravan sits in a garden in Barnet, north London – and is on the rental market for £790 a month. Pictured: The interior of the caravan with a kitchen and a fold-out double bed
Suitable for a week’s holiday in Weymouth – but living here permanently could be a struggle. The tiny accommodation has a small kitchen with stove, oven and sink, as well as a washing machine and a separate toilet with shower
Next to the mobile home there is a small outdoor area with two chairs and a round table. The owners added some decoration by hanging a picture on their garden fence
To buy a caravan of a similar age direct from ebay you would pay around £2,000 – just two and a half months’ rent for the advertised rental.
The Beechcroft Avenue property is advertised as ‘cute and available in the heart of Golders Green’ and ‘ideal for a single working professional’ – and it’s significantly cheaper than the average Barnet rent, which is just under £2,000 a month, according to real estate agent Foxtons.
Inside, a fold-down double bed that becomes a sitting area is crammed into one end of the traditional caravan, with a washing machine right next to it.
Whilst the kitchen has everything you need, there is a compact oven with hob, small sink and fridge, but the very small space could quickly become boring.
There is storage above the kitchen and bed through a series of cupboards which anyone living here could use as there is no wardrobe or drawer space.
The garden where the motorhome is parked is in a leafy part of Barnet, north London, just minutes from the tube – and is significantly cheaper than the average Barnet rental, which is just under £2,000 per Month amounts to Foxtons real estate agents
Compact: The camper has its own toilet and shower and storage space that is small but functional. Also, all bills and wifi are included in the rental – the van is not pet-friendly and allows students
At the rear of the motorhome, which has storage and a microwave, the owners have installed a double bed as a sleeping area
Next to the entrance, a classic caravan door that splits in two, there is a chest of drawers and a portable heater to keep those sleeping on the property in the dead of winter warm at night.
On the other side of the caravan is a very compact bathroom containing a toilet, small shower, sink and other storage cupboards. Outside, sandwiched between the garden fence and the entrance to the mobile home, there is a table and chairs for the potential for some cramped al fresco dining.
However, all bills and WiFi are included in the price. A security deposit of £911.53 is required for the caravan, which is the five week maximum rental allowed by law.
However, owners can legally rent out a caravan on their property as long as they have planning permission.
The minimum rental period is one year, so you need to be sure that caravan life is for you before signing the rental agreement. The trailer is not pet friendly and allows students.