June 5, 2015
Raise your hand if you have been personally victimized by Manhattan's ridiculous rent prices. Ok now put your hands down.
One rando guy somewhere took to Craigslist to solve his rent woes, doing what we all have thought before but never put into action. No, he didn't pull the "sexless innkeeper" for a few months straight, but he did take to Craigslist to see if any billionaires were in the market for a millennial to squat at their empty midtown apartment. I guess you could call it glorified house sitting, and I'm low-key upset I didn't think of it first.
The guy wrote in his post that he's looking for "a rich foreign real estate investor who'd be willing to let me stay in the apartment they bought and never stay in." Don't apply if you're American and simply live out of state, though. Foreign billionaires only. However, if you are a filthy rich person from, say, LA who never uses their Manhattan apartment, I would be more than happy to take it off your hands. Don't worry about thanking me. Craigslist guy specified that his ideal roommate is "a wealthy oligarch with a questionable source of income"—same.
I could paraphrase the entire post but for once I don't think I could do it justice, so read the entire thing in all its glory below. And hey, Craigslist Guy, if somebody does take you up on the offer I'm more than willing to split the apartment with you. Just sayin'.