If you haven't heard about increasing rent prices for houses and apartments in Dublin of late then you've probably been living under a rock (for about 500 quid a week).
Thankfully, there are alternatives like this one we've stumbled across on AirBnB. It came to our attention after the Rubberbandits shared it along with the following tweet.
Is that a pisstake? There's a lad renting tents In Dublin on air Bnb https://t.co/urac9vERJi
— Rubber Bandits (@Rubberbandits) August 1, 2017
A pisstake you say? Let's have a nose around, shall we?
In the listing, the host writes:
"Experience luxurious camping conveniently located within walking distance of what Dublin city has to offer. Dublin City Tipi is located in a walled urban garden at the back of the host’s house 15 minutes walk to the city center. Croke Park Stadium is 5 minutes away so ideal for concerts or matches."
The Tipi was handmade and painted by the host, based on the design of an authentic Sioux Tipi."
So what are the amenities?
"It is a magnificent structure with an insulated timber floor covered in rugs and has electric power points for recharging phones etc. WIFI available.
There is an electric heater for heating the tipi on chillier nights.
The Tipi sleeps two people on two single ‘cube mattresses’ that can be joined to form a double bed or folded into chairs if you want to chill out during the day.
The beds are covered in duvets and pillows with extra blankets if needed. Both electric lighting and lanterns create a warm and exceptional cosy atmosphere.
There are several seated areas in the garden, each with their own individual charm.
There is a small kitchenette next to the tipi with kettle, toaster, fridge, cutlery, plates etc. Tea /coffee provided.
There are two potbelly BBQs at your disposal if you decide to cook or there are great local bars and restaurants two minutes away.
Next to the kitchenette is the shower. Towels and toiletries provided.
The WC is an original Victorian outhouse that is over 100 years old!
It has been brought up to the 21st century with the addition of an electric light and sink with running hot /cold taps."
To be fair, the jacks does look class
All this for just €87 a night. To be honest, it looks like a nicer place to stay than some of the other hellholes we've seen around Dublin. Why rent from cowboys when you can join the indians?
Check out the full listing and photos here.