Homes Not Sheds


Dublin Rental Investigator tweetz:

Tony offers ‘Self Contained Studio to the rear of property. Own private entrance. Kitchenette/en-suite. Will suit Student or Apprentice – Available Sunday Eve to Fri Morning.’ €150pm for 5 nights. #HomesNotSheds

Edgewood Lawn, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, West Co. Dublin (


Gary O’Nualláin tweetz:

Dublin is taking the absolute piss.

36 thoughts on “Homes Not Sheds

  1. Starina

    that’s €150pw, not pm.

    You can’t blame the tenants for the second property either — the landlord put those bunk beds in.

        1. Ian-O

          Or perhaps its some colloquial Scottish name for a witch that just isn’t that committed?

          Question on a mortgage application:



          (I’ll get me coat….)

    1. stephen c

      usually its done by the tenant who lets it who then sublets it. Ive never seen a landlord do this, but ive seen plenty of times a smily couple (usually central/ south american) rents an apartment and the landlord comes to check the boiler after 3 months and all the beds have been sold / thrown out and theres 10 people living there.

  2. Otis Blue

    Can anyone pinpoint exactly when we became so fupping miserable, shady, gaimbín and small-time?

    Surely we’re better than this.

  3. Ian-O

    I’ve seen some stinkers on here to rent but the one that’s 150 per 5 weekdays could be a god send for some students?

    1. Dandy

      Yes making money out of a crisis
      It’s sad
      But profiteering is an old scourge of decency
      The next step down will make that place a palace
      A pretty slippery road

    2. Col

      That sentence is a damning indictment of how miserable the housing market is now.
      You’re not wrong though.
      The only solution is to build. Government are ineffective, Murphy should resign.

      1. Ian-O

        Oh absolutely. I was just pointing out that in comparison to some of the properties on offer and in light of the current market, its actually not that bad, comparatively speaking? But only for those who head home for the weekend of course, as a student, I would have been delighted with a place like that.

        Still not great though.

        1. Paulus

          Indeed: I stayed in much worse – but that was way back when I was feckless, footloose and fancy-free; i.e. no-one fancied me!
          50p in the separate meter which ran the one communal shower and hope it wouldn’t run out while you were still suddy:…which is not an adjective you hear too often.

          1. Nialler

            £25 per week paulus in Sandymount, money in the meter for the shower, small room with bed, sink and a mini oven that wouldn’t fit a decent chicken that you’d get on a saturday in FX Buckleys in Moore Street, happy days though, you had your independence, standing on your own two feet with the added bonus the girlfriend (now wife) would come over during the week, she even loaned me her B&W TV. These days, €500-€600 for the same (flat) Studio aportment ;-)

  4. Murtles

    I cannot think of any sleeping alignment positions that someone would not end up smelling someone’s feet in that bunk bed room. Plus €385 every 13 days, knock a day of the week why doncha.

    1. Paulus

      Maybe it’s a game – you can slide the bunks around; like those simple games where you move tiles around within a frame:
      That’s obviously why there’s a gap to the front-right of photo – to allow for such movement.
      (The loser sleeps near Pedro’s stinky feet tonight).

  5. Ollie Cromwell

    Mexicans and Nigerians.
    Fleeing their war-torn countries.
    I have a beach holiday booked for Mexico next year.

    1. George

      Nobody said they came as asylum seekers. Do you think there should be nobody from Mexico allowed to live in Ireland?

      1. Ollie Cromwell

        If they were a brain surgeon I wouldn’t.
        But if they’re only able to live in a poxy garden shed you do wonder whether they’re the right sort of person to be allowed into the country.
        If they even arrived legally.

  6. Daisy Chainsaw

    What happens the shed at the weekend? I swear if I had to live in a Sun-Friday let, there’d be filthy underwear left on top of the filthy saucepans in the sink every single Friday morning before I left. I’d also leave a little surprise in the bed too. NOBODY will weekend Air BnB my shed/studio apartment!

    1. stephen c

      usually it means its a family home and they just don’t want somebody there on their days off. I doubt anyone lives in it at the weekend but days your not in work you don’t want to be looking at them students.

  7. Termagant

    A shed can make for a lovely studio apartment, you can come up to 25 square metres without planning permission which is a grand living space for one person.

    But that’s not a lovely studio apartment, and just because other people would charge 900 a month doesn’t make charging 600 for five-sevenths of a month not robbery.

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