A studio flat on Mansfield St in Glebe, with ample access to both bus and light rail transport options, was recently going for an asking price of $285 per week.

The listing boasted the flat as a “good sized bachelor flat” with “functional kitchen, living room, and bathroom facilities,” that has “floorboards and high ceilings,” which is all well and good until you realise each of those selling points covers one wall of the same room.

You’ve really gotta hand it to them this time around: That’s an impressive use of interior space. In what other living situation could you take a standing piss while stirring a simmering pasta sauce? Who among hasn’t ever dreamed of being served hot pancakes – fresh off the pan – while showering? Imagine the time you could save if you could plan your outfit for the day by staring directly into your cupboard while taking a big honking poo?

In somewhat better news, the Glebe apartment has a slightly concealed lounge/bedroom area, meaning that – unlike its Surry Hills compatriot – the chances of copping a brown-eye while getting some shut eye are “marginal” as opposed to “virtually guaranteed.”

Ah, Sydney. Never change. Actually, do. Please do.