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This evening.

An advertisement spotted on Gumtree for “pod” living in Dublin.

The ad states:

“Welcome to POD Living.

Close to city centre. 12min walk to Spire.

This is ideal accommodation for medium term stays (i.e. 6 – 12 months).

Each pod is secure, safe and self-contained.

Pods come with lockable doors, LED light, memory foam mattresses, personal charge units, TVs, air vents, a personal code lock safe for valuables, mirrors, key cards and much much more!

There are also secure lockers available in each bedroom.

We want guests who are sociable but also respect other people’s privacy. Our guests are from all over the world.

Each room has 2-4 pods and are single sex. i.e. one for boys, one for girls.

There is one bathroom for each pod room. And of course there is a kitchen and chill-out area/sitting room.

Please note: This is not a party house :) Many of our guests are here to study and expect a good nights sleep. We have a zero noise policy after 9pm.

Pods are €125 per week and require a minimum of three months stay.

Bills are €5 per week (electricity, water, WIFI, cleaner, fresh towels).

Please email for further details PodLivingDublin@gmail.com”


Pod Living in Dublin (Gumtree)

Thanks Carlosfandango

Geo writez:

Hi, I was hoping you may be able to help with a college project I’m working on with a friend of mine. We’re trying to create an app to improve the buying/renting experience of people in Ireland (it’s horrific). If you could share this survey it would be really appreciated.

In fairness.

You can do the survey here

Ah here.

Saoirse Flynn tweetz:

Emailed a potential landlord about an apartment, and they come back to me saying if I’m a student they require 5 months rent in advance, the monthly rent is €1,050 by the way, what kind of elitist asks for €5,250 upfront off a STUDENT? Absolute disgrace.



There you go now.

Good times.

Via The Man in Black Pajamas



Dublin Rental Investigator tweetz:

Ireland 2019 land of bunkbeds, sheds and sofas. €420pm to live in a sitting room. A curtain as privacy from the 5 tenants using the kitchen in your bedroom. You get a shelf in a fridge, a cupboard & 3 drawers….



Sam Boal/Rollingnews

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Mark Hennessy writes:

I know everyone is fully aware (and over) the rent situation but I thought that this was just taking the piss. €1,500 for a ONE bed apartment, UNFURNISHED!

There is also someone in the same area renting a 2 bed apartment on a short term basis accommodating for 10 people. 10 people in a 2 bed apartment? Ah here!

Castle Gate, Lord Edward Street, Dublin 2 0 €1,500 (Daft)

Castle Street, Dublin 2 (Daft)

“This is the third summer in a row where there were fewer properties available to rent nationwide at any one time,” said economist and author of the report [by Daft.ie], Ronan Lyons.”This is particularly the case in Dublin, which means that some prospective tenants may find that they have to live further out than expected.” However, there is good news for students in some parts of the country.The average rent is 0.5pc lower than it was a year ago. The latest figures show the average advertised rent stood at €809 a month in June compared to €814 at the same time last year.


Students Go Flat Out In Rent Race (Ann-Marie Walsh, Irish Independent)

(Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)