Inside the London studio.

  • Richard Brooks' Twitter post of a tiny one-room London apartment listed for £200,000 (R4.3 million) had everyone in disbelief.
  • The studio is 7.4 square metres, and the sink, stove, shower, and bed all share the same wall. It is located in Notting Hill, in one of London's most expensive boroughs, Kensington and Chelsea.
  • Brooks said on Twitter, "Shout out to London's absolutely horrific housing market. £200,000. I repeat. £200,000." His post got more than 52,700 likes and more than 8,900 retweets.
  • Other Twitter users - including from South Africa -  responded by posting much larger properties you could get for the same price elsewhere.
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A London studio has the internet in disbelief for its hefty £200,000 (about R4.3 million) price tag and tiny living space. The apartment got attention after Twitter user Richard Brooks shared it, prompting a thread about housing you can buy for the same price around the world.

The minuscule studio is just 7.4 square metres and the shower, sink, stove, and bed all share the back wall. The toilet is located in a small room next to the door.

The bed and stove inside the apartment.
The shower, sink, and bed inside the apartment.
Brooks posted the listing on Twitter and said that London has an 'absolutely horrific housing market'
The apartment is in Notting Hill, one of London's most expensive neighborhoods. According to a previous Insider report, London came in at No. 10 on a list of the 11 most expensive cities to live in around the world, based on the 16th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey.

The apartment is listed by Douglas & Gordon and appears on Zoopla, a property site for purchases and rentals. Zoopla says that the studio is a "renovation opportunity" and that it "needs complete modernizing throughout."

The apartment building where the studio is located.

Other Twitter users responded to Brooks' tweet by posting other listings with the same price around the world

Other users responded by saying "Meanwhile in ..." and added various locations where housing prices weren't as astronomical.

A South African Twitter user shared the houses you could get for around R4 million in Midstream Estate in Gauteng. 

Twitter user John Irwin posted a listing for a spacious four-bedroom house in Northern Ireland going for £214,950.

Twitter user Vicky posted a listing for a log cabin in Norfolk for the same price as the London studio, £200,000.

Twitter user Sacred Silence posted this beautiful home in the Netherlands going for €195,000.

However, some users commented that the price was normal for the area in London. Twitter user Alan Watt said, "£200k in that area is excellent for any property. If you think logically to stay there maybe two nights a week in a local hotel would be about £1000 per calendar month in a hotel, mortgage on this plus bills would be around £500/600 per month."

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