An “executive” one-bedroom in Gordon Head is on offer for $1,650 a month for one person – the creator is not accepting couples, though cats are okay. The beautiful, spacious snow hut is in a peaceful neighbourhood, minutes away from Majestic Park and Mount Doug Park. Utilities not included. (Used.ca screenshot)

Local tongue-in-cheek opportunists flog snow huts

‘Executive’ and ‘eco-friendly’ one-bedrooms pop up on Craigslist and Used Victoria

Local opportunists hoping to rake in on the blizzard and solve the housing crunch all in one fell swoop have taken to Craigslist and Used Victoria with a unique – tongue-in-cheek – housing option.

An “executive” one-bedroom in Gordon Head is on offer for $1,650 a month for one person – the creator is not accepting couples, though cats are okay. The beautiful, spacious snow hut is in a peaceful neighbourhood, minutes away from Majestic Park and Mount Doug Park. Utilities not included.

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If that price is out of range, a more affordable and cozy, eco-friendly option is available for just $500 a month in Fernwood. The snow hut, which is “cheaper than a hotel room,” does require a damage deposit and references.

For those finished with renting and wanting to enter the housing market, an option further afield may be the ticket.

In Nanaimo, a Craigslist poster “figured with real estate prices being what they are,” their one-bedroom creation is worth at least $75,000.

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