Acquire roommates, keep your money. It sounds like an old adage (right?) yet the fact that larger, multi-bedroom rental units end up being far cheaper than studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments is not always as obvious as it seems. Of course, part of the lack of obviousness comes from preference: not everyone is going to maintain their sanity sharing their home with a small army of other humans. It’s hard enough to find decent people to be friends with, let alone multiple responsible strangers to share your monthly rent, kitchen, bathroom and common areas with.
The hardships of roomies aside, added warm bodies often bring down overall rent for everyone, so if you can survive the more the merrier mentality, your wallet will thank you. Here are some insanely cheap (by New York standards, at least) six-bedroom apartments around Brooklyn we found for you with our listing service. Check ’em out.
Pinch yourself, this isn’t a dream
Assuming you and your future roomies split the rent evenly, it’ll come down to just $633 per person. The apartment is quite nice to boot: the bedrooms appear large, the kitchen is purportedly recently renovated, heat and hot water are included, and there’s no broker’s fee.
It’s cheap and it’s clean
The rewards of having five roommates are many, including that you can live in this lovely unit with more counter space than you’ve likely ever had in Brooklyn for $666/month between the six of you. And if one of you is a in a relationship? Well, that’s one more body in the bathroom, but that could potentially bring your rent down to $571/month. Wowzers!
Private roof terrace, goddamn
Cypress Hills is out there, but so is the amount of space in this apartment. A duplex penthouse with a private roof terrace, this place is wild, and the amount of green outside the windows makes it feel very un-Brooklyn in the best way possible.
Spacious pixel palace
Intensely grainy photos aside, this apartment is damn big, and while it doesn’t look recently renovated, it does look nice and homey. The bedrooms especially are quite large, and the kitchen has plenty of counter space and room for a three-chaired table.
Why have one big window when you can have six small ones
Not only does one of the rooms in this house sport wall to wall windows, but there’s also a yard with a deck. The bedrooms look a tad small, but the living space is large and there’s plenty of natural light.
A backyard AND a basement!
There are a great diversity of bedrooms in this full home for rent. Assumedly, you and your roomies won’t be splitting the rent evenly – whoever gets that double-windowed, spacious upper floor bedroom should pay more, that basement closet less.
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