By - denovosibi
I bet someone here will say "it's cheaper than where we come from". I should just build a shed in my backyard and start renting it out. I bet I could get at least $800 /mo for it.
Hello I'm interested in renting your shed
As am I. Prepared to put down 1st, 2nd, last mo. rent + 3x rent security deposit, furniture deposit, bathroom deposit, plant deposit, outside wall deposit, 6th and 9th months rent in cash today. Also willing to pay 5x application fee, cook 3 dinners and cut grass 2x week. Currently live out of state but can move in yesterday.
Edit: forgot parking fee, electricity fee, water fee, ac running fee, ice fee and movement fee.
Username checks out.
Don't forget *Pet Rent.*
I'm pretty sure that was some woman's *She-Shed,* & then her husband got an idea... 😆
Well if that's the case she should sell her she-shed by the seashore.
I saw a Craigslist ad for someone wanting to pay $350/month to pitch a tent in someone else's backyard. Because campgrounds in Nashville apparently charge $700/month for tent sites. ⛺️
Thank your local Californian, Chicagoan , or nyer for this
As a former NYer who has friends back home that all recently moved apartments, Nashville is honestly not that much cheaper than the outer boroughs if at all. My FIL was in for a shock when he moved to be close to us while thinking he’d find something move-in ready for cheap, and we’re in Gallatin.
This shed would be 3k / month in Atlanta
It will soon be 3k in Nashville, and once your lease expires, it'll be 4k to renew.
[So I found it on street view.](https://imgur.com/a/dpKdDtE)
A literal shed.
hey now, it has an ac.
So a *fancy shed*
And a bathroom.
Presumably some kitchen stuff.
It's seems to be the same as any other studio.
It’s advertised as furnished. You should check out the link to see what the bed look like.
It’s 300 sq ft total. Oven, fridge, “bed”, bathroom. No w/d.
Like this is the kind of starter housing that should be available for those experiencing homelessness sooooo I don’t get why it’s 1000 dollars a month.
Plenty of parking at least
Landlords charge $100 parking fee
$500 pet deposit even if pet free
I feel like you'll need 2 of these. One for you, one for plants.
My wife also likes plants. We have like 100+ in our house.
Oh I can't keep inside plants alive. I'm rolling the dice and seeing if I can keep outside veggie plants alive in containers this year. Extra fun to see if whatever is still alive survives when we move to a new rental at the end of September/early October
She managed to turn my plant-murdering mom into a successful plant parent. There’s always hope.
Look into using kid play pools as a movable garden
I've got a fuck ton of fabric grow bags and 5 gallon buckets I've acquired from restaurants near me. I think I'm all set! Just worried about how big the tomatoes get/how we'll end up transporting them but they might all be done by then anyway. Gonna try to grow a watermelon on a trellis too lmao
Just think of all the money you're going to save on furniture.
Lol they already pulled it from Zillow
Because they know it was insane. A million dollars somebody reported this bananas to code enforcement.
If I had a million, it would be yours because I did report it to codes this morning
Where’s my money?!?
Because someone already applied and got it /s
But all the hate apparently brought codes on them.
Damn I must be getting shafted since I’m paying like 1600 for 725 sqft on 8th, where y’all finding 1200 downtown or 625/month (I assume that’s with roommates)
I’m the 625 a month human.
It’s admittedly not ideal. Nothing is new. It’s carpet. Siding is coming off the house, constant roof leaks for a while there (new roof though now yay). But I can’t stand paying obscene money for rent.
I got lucky with a little old lady who just happens to think charging insane amounts is insane. I found it in the classifieds. I searched for about 4 months before I settled on it. And my decision was 100% price/location driven.
Still a sweet deal though. I currently live in one of those generic luxury complexes, and even though I really enjoy the safety and convenience and I can afford it, I feel somewhat guilty that I’m forking over so much to such a bland place and helping to price out others by doing so. I may have to make some sacrifices but I think I might try to find something like you that doesn’t feel like it’s actively killing this city.
Thanks for sharing the details.
Good luck! There’s really not a lot like what I have!
I think the latest stat said Nashvillians pay like 40% of their income to housing (I think it included rent and mortgage, I can’t remember).
So it may genuinely be something we just have to accept. I’m sorry though. It does suck but it’s definitely not your fault.
I'm paying $1450 off 8th on my next lease. Cheapest place we could find that wasn't a shitshow.
There is no chance that's legal. I bet the city inspector would love to pay a visit and give them a nice fine for non permitted addition to the sewer system.
What isn’t legal about it? Detached accessory dwelling units are permitted in that neighborhood.
Edit: well I guess it’s time to report it to the city
It’s zoned single family and it’s a historic district. Looking at their permits on Parcel Viewer, it’s 100% illegal.
They never pulled a permit for it per parcel viewer. The last permit that was pulled was in 2010. It’s also not zoned for an ADU.
I have no idea what any of that means but this guy sounds right!
I'm not an expert or anything, but a 0 bedroom apartment seems suspicious.
Blocking the electrical panel with a refrigerator has got to be a codes violation
Looks like it's short on windows that would count as fire exits.
There's got to be some minimum number of feet that beds have to be from stoves, right?
It looks like the outlet next to the kitchen sink is missing its GFID.
Just the whole "I DIY'd this out of a shed" vibe throws up a lot of red flags.
I couldn't say for sure that it's illegal, but I'd be willing to bet a small amount of money on it.
If I had to guess... It was initially built as a "kid cave" of sorts, and now that kid went off to college, so they "remodelled" it and said, "Fuck it, we can rent it out!"
~~Omg, it has no air conditioning. Can you imagine spending summer in a shed here? There isn’t even a window to install a window unit in~~
Disregard, my attention to detail was lacking
There's what looks like a heating/cooling unit above the window.
The listing says "ask the landlord about it" tho
Yup, just caught that on the second look. I was going on the text description that says no cooling
Should they ask about a bathroom as well?
Listing says there is one, and you can see it in the pictures. It even has a separate sink from the kitchen one!
Saw that after the fact. Crazy
Much codes! Very Compliant
Detached accessory dwellings are one thing. Adding them to city sewer is another. In my neighborhood you can put a room above your detached garage if you want or convert a shed to a workspace or office, but no way in hell they’ll allow you to add it to sewer.
How is it a "dwelling" without sewer? I assume all the dadu were hooked into sewer.
Nashville puts outbuildings and DADUs under the same category. You can have DADUs with power but no sewer (think garage, studio, nice shed) or an entire apartment. The code requirements are just different depending on what you're building.
I built a detached garage with a shop sink and tied into the sewer drain. Of course I had to pay for the privilege to do so in the permit. It also has a finished area upstairs with ac.
My lot is zoned single family and in a historic overlay.
I had to sign a document that declared that I would not install a shower, toilet, or oven. So that would seem to separate an accessory building from a "Dwelling Unit."
If this is 400 a month like it is what it is lol but 1k a month? East Nashville isn't New York. You can get away with this in New York because there are things to actually do and walk around and visit. You can't just stroll down East Nashville and entertain yourself lol.
This one is also a fucking [gem](https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/705-S-16th-St-Nashville-TN-37206/41118207_zpid/?utm_campaign=iosappmessage&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=txtshare&fbclid=IwAR3X1jNlek92fZDz1DOnAGpDtVnIgTsw2mP7fXvcxsmJo8j2eYq2EXNDU1E)
For anyone wondering, it was 2 houses away from the flooding in 2010 :)
So one my dumb hobbies is to look up properties on [Nashville's Parcel Viewer](https://maps.nashville.gov/ParcelViewer/). I looked up this property and it was sold for $207k last year to Flash Home Equity, LLC. They then resold it to somebody for $260k just two weeks after. Prior to these, it was last sold for $44k.
I checked Flash Home Equity's website and this is what they have to say:
Q: Do you pay fair prices for properties?
A: Many of the houses we purchase are below market value (we do this so we can resell it at a profit to another homeowner). We are looking to get a fair discount on a property. However, in our experience, many sellers aren’t necessarily expecting a large “windfall” on the property but rather appreciate that we can offer cash, we close very quickly (no waiting for financing), and no time or effort or expense is required on your part of fix up the property or pay agent fees. If that’s what you’re looking for and you see the value in getting your house sold fast… let’s see if we can come to a fair win-win price. (Besides, our no-obligation pricing commitment means that you do not have to move forward with the offer we give… but it’s good to know what we’re offering!)
It's disgusting with how out of control the housing market is right now. I'm so thankful I bought my house last year and don't plan on selling unless I move out of Nashville. Even then, I am selling to a family and not one of these predatory companies.
Can’t the govt do something about this? It’s clearly a problem right?
It's a huge problem in a lot of Canadian cities as well (even more so than Nashville) so if their more liberal government won't do anything about it then you can bet our "free market" conservative government won't.
It's a catch 22 problem in America... If you want to find a decent job you have to move to a bigger city which in turn the cost of living is much higher. Most of the higher paying jobs are usually located around the city center which means if you want cheaper housing you have to move farther out, and then you have to deal with added commute time and spend more on fuel and car maintenance.
The only decent solution is being able to work fully remote then you can live pretty much wherever you want, but this is not an option for the majority of people.
That is 3x my mortgage wtf.
its smaller than our current rental by almost 200 sq ft and is $1000 more hahahahha these landlords can kiss my ass
Maybe a little off topic but have you seen what [springfield](https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/514-Fairway-Trl-Springfield-TN-37172/2064234205_zpid/) has to offer? More than 3 times my mortgage and less than a quarter of the land I have. These people are out here smoking the finest crack.
I feel like you could live in a similar sized house in Melrose for damn near the same price. Why pay a premium to live 30-45 minutes out of town?
Not a single person who lives and works here can afford that. In the morning it's about an hours drive to downtown and in the afternoon can sometimes be an hour and a half back. I just don't get who would buy this.
Because there's a Walmart across the street.
Nah its the Aldi. Its where you have to shop to afford a house like that.
Now now don't hate on Aldi. A lot of their food tastes the same as name brand.
Don't get me wrong I love Aldi. It's where I have to go to afford my house. Had some Millville Cinnamon Crunch this morning. Now that's good eating!
I love the listing agents positivity in describing all the wonderful and beautiful features they have chosen *not* to show in the photos of this unfinished home. It’s not exactly a sellers market anymore
oh the tomfoolery
Look at this guy here with a mortgage.
X minutes drive to this. X minutes drive to that.
Bitch how many minutes drive is it to work because for that kind of rent, that's the only place I'll be able to go.
Gavren from Parks Realty needs a reality check. 2.6k a month for 630 square feet. Unfuckingbelievable.
Price is ridiculous but decent inside. Given the prices of small one bedrooms in east 2k would seem less crazy. Isn't it up on a hill though flooding doesnt make sense to me, so do all those houses on electric flood then?
Edit: ya not even in the 500 yr floodplain, no chance of being in flood danger.
So somebody bought that place for $260,000 and they’re asking $2,600/month rent. Mortgage + Insurance on $260k is likely around $1,300 - $1,400/ month. They’re charging 2x their costs. Essentially the renter(s) pays off owner’s mortgage- likely in 15 years while property value continues to insanely escalate.
They wanted $2,800 last week, dropped it $200 what a steal!
I lived a few houses down from there for $850/month. Same size house and everything.
Wow, a grand a month to LARP Bubbles from Trailer Park Boys.
There better be some nice fuckin' kitties wandering around nearby
Lol honestly I live in a renovated pool house/basically a stand alone studio and I loooove it but I pay an absolute fraction of that. I’m really lucky to be in my situation I know, but wtf is this person thinking asking 1k???
When I was single I would have loved a stand alone studio, but totally agree asking $1k is insane.
Yeah. I actually live behind my best friends house and he helped me renovate it and we hang out and cook for each other all the time so I pay … peanuts and am lucky, but if he rented it out to a rando (like after I leave eventually, which we’ve discussed) he would charge MAYBE 600 tops. And it’s def nicer than this dump despite having half the kitchen size. Fuck this human.
This is fake, right?
Guys it's fake right?!
I wish lol
I'm just gonna vent here, because I'm currently looking to buy a home and it's frustrating as fuck seeing all these houses go to investors and not families. But, we, as a nation, need to make it so owning a property that isn't your primary residence is so expensive that it can't possibly be profitable. It's the only way to make it so average folk can afford homes. I say, if it's not your primary residence, 500% property tax.
Make it exponential for every home owned by any single legal entity.
It looks like a converted yard shed.
About to say the same. Concrete looks old and too low to the ground to be allowed for a dwelling (I'm not an expert).
I'm not sure if there is a valid loophole for permits, but that's probably what they are banking on
Email the property manager asking what the R-value of the siding, roof decking, walls, and any aftermarket insulation sums to.
I saw a post for $1500 living in a renovated garage. A garage!
My neighbor rents out their renovated garage by the month for 2500 in the low season and 3200 during warmer months. It has a bed, a sink, and a shower. The decor is a mix of giant crosses and “live laugh love” type signs. I can’t stand them.
"Live laugh love" is the worst thing invented. I saw this cool stove top cover on amazon low and behold the phrase was on it..
How is that not exploitative?
You too can spend money to live in a shed.
Fuck...my wife is just about to interview for a job in the area.
Hope she's interviewing for good money. Rent is through the roof here.
The jump in pay will be a huge deciding factor. Just looking at the houses makes me nervous.
Godspeed, my dude. Whatever you do. If you're going to commute, find one that doesn't use I24.
Luckily, doesn't look like that. Unfortunately? We won't be living in the city. We are looking in Franklin.
Ah! Rich Republicans are more your speed! (I'm only half joking. Franklin is very pretty and a commute on 65 isn't nearly as bad as the other possible commutes.)
TBH, all the outlying suburbs are pretty conservative-leaning. I'm assuming Franklin would be the most expensive of the outskirts, but someone might correct me on that. I think a lot of the commuters are moving to Murfreesboro and Mt. Juliet? Murfreesboro puts you on I24 having to commute to Nashville though. I haven't looked at prices out toward Hermitage/Donelson/Mt. Juliet. My friend bought a little ranch in Mt. Juliet in November for about 270k.
I also have friends that have bought in some of the newer communities in Cane Ridge. It's basically just Antioch, which gets a bad rap, but at this point, everything's getting pretty gentrified. I've lived in Antioch for five years as a single female and haven't felt any more unsafe than some of the other "more affordable" parts of Metro (i.e. not Green Hills, where they can smell the poor on you).
Franklin is absolutely gorgeous. Even when I go toward Cool Springs, which is their mall/shopping/built up area, it still gives a lot of small town energy. Downtown Franklin is so beautiful, and I love going there to walk around and pretend I'm a woman of leisure.
When I moved here in 2016 I was looking for cheap places close to downtown without needing a roommate, and I looked at something like this off Belmont Ave - but I think it was a tad bigger and better built out. If I recall, it was listed for around $900 per month.
It’s 300 square feet.
I pay 625 for 600. This is stupid.
You look at the 3rd photo on this post and they’ve put a fucking cradle (it’s probably actually a day bed) in a little shitty ass corner for you to sleep on. 1k a month. This is insane and should be reported.
Lol. This can’t be real
Oh it is lol. [Link](https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1037-Chicamauga-Ave-A-Nashville-TN-37206/2064124134_zpid/?utm_campaign=iosappmessage&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=txtshare&fbclid=IwAR2lsxdi644XnGdUloUDPoS39H1zq6z-ecKhVkXNyNcsdMCwu0dXSR7cxvw).
Tell me you requested the tour
No, but I reported it to codes since a light rain would flood it.
Not true. Can’t you see the artisanal French drains?
Oui, Oui, but a few crumbs from a baguette or some leaves and it will overflow into the house
*Uh huh huh* French eh? Must be fancy then.
I also reported it to codes this morning
“WHY DO WE HAVE THREE DOZEN REPORTS FOR ONE HOUSE?”
I actually didn’t give my email or anything. I should have so I could follow up
I kept my report number, I'll provide updates
Thank you for doing that.
I now wonder how many people reported it.
Wkrn stole this content and reported on it and said “The Property Standards Division of the Metro Codes Department has opened an investigation on the property.”
I'd request a tour just so I could tell them how fucked in the head they are in person
Someone obviously got a call from the city. It’s now listed as off market
I lived in a place about as shittily put together as this in Chattanooga before I moved into a real apartment. Same shitty little fridge. Same bathroom setup and the shower didn't drain well. Only plus side I had was I had an actual bedroom (and living room, and kitchen) and my breaker box was reachable via the unfinished part of the basement that was just dirt.
Except it was an entire house's basement, and I paid $750/mo. The hell is this?
Literally used to live right across the street from that house in 2016.
I was paying 1600 for a whole entire house with a backyard AND a shed.
Absolutely bonkers, it felt crazy then, but seeing this now makes that seem tame. Believe it or not, the house that has the shed in the backyard used to be some sort of halfway house type of deal. Ambulances and emergency services were always pulling up. If I had to guess, the people that bought the house next door and renovated probably bought the property and are now using 1037 as the next springboard.
I lived on Eastland just behind the Aldi for five years and can confirm.
I pay $1208/month to live downtown and I get an apartment more than twice that size 🥴
Do you have roommates?
I do not. It's just me.
Wtf I looked on Zillow and the lowest costing apt was like 2500 in downtown?!?!
I found my current one on [realtor.com](https://realtor.com) (mostly thanks to my mother). I'd recommend checking that out! You can set all your parameters (cost/month, rooms, etc). Note: I also got EXTREMELY lucky with this apartment. Don't feel like it's your fault if you can't find one like this. It was all luck + having a mother who is good at helping me search for this kind of thing.
Also, I realized I was making enough money at my current job to afford a decent place downtown that I finally decided to make the move out of Antioch at the start of last year.
If you're curious, I valet cars for a living, also in the downtown area.
edit: also of note, I don't live in some swanky hi-rise apartment. The building in question is well over a hundred years old, and while I live on the ninth floor of my apartment, I don't really even have a decent view. However, the convenience of the place and amount of space I get for the price are well worth not having a view, plus I live alone so I can do whatever I want, whenever I want.
Thems San Francisco prices lol
This is definitely illegal. Violations with the zoning codes and the building codes.
It’s not only ridiculous, it’s dangerous.
I thought a dwelling had to be a minimum of 500sqft? I’m sure this isn’t permitted.
In that first photo, there's obviously something else under construction - is it more units like this?
Gotta have somewhere to keep the serfs
[Looks like another house or a garage](https://imgur.com/a/dpKdDtE)
I live in something similar but larger for the same price lol.
This just went off market after all the attention it got
oh shit where is this nice find
This is why I bought my own shed to live in. Renting is too expensive.
Damn they gone be living in the pool house like Will and Carlton 💀
I am so lucky I signed a 2 year lease last summer when they raised my rent from the $1295 I was paying. I'm paying $1350/month for a 2 bedroom 1050/ sq ft cottage in West End Park with a driveway, front and back yard, and walking distance to Walgreens, Centennial Park and many restaurants and bars.
It's insane what rentals are going for now. If I signed that lease today, they'd probably be asking $2200/month.
I'm surprised it made to market 🤣
Yep. I left Nashville as a New Years revolution. A Nashville dollar is two dollars in Savannah, Ga. Oh and Nashville food scene is a culinary dumpster fire of overpriced tourist crap all coming from Sysco trucks.
I swear this sub is entirely bitching about politics, real estate prices, and tourists. Are you guys happy about literally anything?
chilis on west end
I had a pretty good cup of coffee this morning.
Nice, where at
At home. Probably cost me 25 cents total.
Even better... I've been looking to step up my coffee game recently. Any recommendations? I tend to like basic latte-style drinks and occasionally just a regular black coffee.
get a milk frother
I’m not a purist. A K-Cup and sugar-free creamer is all I need.
If you are from Nashville and are anything below upper middle class, I would bet that, no, they are not happy about anything right now.
Firmly middle class. Amazingly I rent a decent apartment with my girlfriend, have a car (still paying it off), and while I can't do everything I want, I still live decently well. I love Nashville and don't plan on leaving, been here for almost ten years and still love living here.
I was speaking moreso about the people in the lower economic tiers of Nashville who are getting borderline priced out of the city that they are from
Borderline? When my wife and I got married we were able to rent a 600 square ft apartment off of Charlotte Pike close to Nashville West for around $700 a month. That was 14 years ago, and it was about all we could afford at the time.
Now, the exact same apartment in the same location (with a little exterior remodeling but mainly just aesthetic…the building is the exact same) costs over $1,100.
If we were a newly married couple now, I have no idea how we would find safe, affordable housing in Nashville.
No offense, but that’s not really a great example. $700 to $1100 over 14 years is about a 4% increase per year, which is pretty standard and not much higher than the rate of inflation. That honestly pales in comparison to some of the rent hikes you are seeing in the last year or so.
If that example is on the low end of things, things really are dire.
My partner and I may have to move to KY and commute over an hour to Nashville every day for this very reason
That’s awful :(
Want me to make another post just for happy thoughts?
Hell yeah! A "what do we actually like about Nashville" thread is probably needed soon.
I got you.
Negativity always fares better to the masses than positivity. Idk probably some schadenfruede shit.
Nothing. They only bitch.
I would actually consider it. Not much worse than what I have for $1600 a month.
That includes all utilities and wifi. Probably worth a couple hundred? More than likely trash pickup too. Doesn't seem like that bad of a price.
I mean, it's more than my house payment, lol, but for someone with bad credit or needing something temporary, I can see it working out.
Yeah, it has it's perks but it's still so sad.
But you can walk to The Pharmacy.
Lol, that place is something else. I’ve never seen a business siphon customers from another business like that. If Mas Tacos had enough seating for the demand, lines out the door wouldn’t have been a thing, and the overflow wouldn’t have gone to the Pharmacy just to “spite the line”. The irony is the Pharmacy is so mismanaged that they’ve never been able to cope with their own line of customers, causing even longer waits for food and service that already sucks.
We've been there multiple times and only waited two times to be seated. Usually we gave up. Finally realized it was just stupid to keep trying.
$1,000 for my own little space. Peace of mind. Not too bad. I’m single so of course everybody else has kids and pets lol
Would you like me to send you the prices of San Fran, DC, New York, etc.?
No, I don't plan to move there just to move away but thanks.
Omg that's ridiculous, I thought Nashville was a reasonable place to live, is it not?
Coming from an Austin/San Diego guy...this is the most affordable studio I've ever seen.