A chic Gold Coast studio flat has made the news after its landlord claimed that “plant-based” vegans would be given preference as renters.
The property listing on realestate.com.au calls it a “highly modern open kitchen and bathroom” with “interior space maximising the use of light and an earthly aesthetic comprised entirely of wood, metal and glass...”
The listing even goes so far as to call the flat a “paragon of contemporary living”.
As far as the decor is concerned, the studio looks like it would be perfect as a beachside getaway. The polished concrete floors will be nice and cool for returning beach-goers and the white walls definitely take advantage of the stunning Australian sunshine.
Best of all, the beach is literally just over the road!
However, the listing makes clear that “preference will be given” to an applicant with a “plant-based or low meat consumption diet” and “clean and quiet lifestyle habits” (which means the private garden courtyard won’t be getting much use for parties).
This might seem strange, especially since the asking price of $365 AUD (around £215) a week is above average for the area, and that’s according to the website that advertises the property!
Despite having made the news in Australia, the property has been on the market for some quite some time. It begs the question, just how long should a landlord be willing to wait to find their ideal tenant, especially if their property is in an ideal location?