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Someone is renting out a room in an £8 million London penthouse flat for free

Isabelle Aron

Always wanted to live in a penthouse flat but never had the cash? Your dreams could finally be about to come true thanks to two super rich, self-proclaimed 'lads' who are offering a free room in their £8 million London penthouse flat. Yep, totally free. So, what's the catch? Well, there isn't one exactly, but it does sound a bit creepy.

The advert on SpareRoom reads: 'We've successfully built and sold two well known technology companies and are now working on the third.. We'd like to find an interesting flatmate to hang out with - we don't need the money (hence the room is FREE!) but we want some good company - someone to hang out with, party with, bounce ideas around with and generally enjoy all that London has to offer.'

And don't think just because you'll be living in a penthouse that you can swan around and do what you like – they do have some very specific rules. Their ideal housemate will either be 'successful and wealthy and want to live with like minded people' or failing that, 'at the very least you'll be ambitious'. And because they're massive lads (did they mention that?), you'll need to be up for a party at any time – 'enjoying getting drunk quite often is essential!'. Oh, and you can't bring any pets because they've already got two chihuahuas and that's quite enough for them. But if you can live by their rules then you'll be well taken care of, as they have a team of 'household staff' who do all the cleaning and laundry, a chef and a team of drivers.

We can't work out if it's a joke or not, but if you're fed up of paying £800pcm for a 'cosy' box room in Zone 4 and don't mind living with two potentially creepy rich guys and their two micro-dogs, then go for it.

Check out the advert on SpareRoom.

Remember when someone was renting out a bed in a cupboard for £500pcm?

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