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Photos: How 'private' is this minuscule Vancouver room rental with glass walls?

You, too, could live in a glass box in Vancouver.

After seeing a rented room in downtown Vancouver, some may want to invest in curtain companies.

An ad on Facebook Marketplace is advertising a solarium (although the ad calls it a den) in downtown Vancouver for $1,200 with a great view of downtown Vancouver — and the rest of the apartment.

That's because three of the walls are floor-ceiling windows. The last wall is glass as well, but it's a mirror which, at first glance, makes the room look much larger than it is.

While the room looks long, it appears to be less than 10 feet by 10 feet. And even though the room is tiny, it has two doors; one opens into the kitchen, while the other leads to a dining area.

The rental is described as a private room, but in the photos, only the window to the outside world has blinds.

"In the den, there will be a single mattress and table," states the advertisement. "Also, you can use the living room as a place to study. But as the living room is shared you gotta keep it clean always."

The apartment is a two-bedroom-and-solarium unit in the east tower of the Residences on Georgia. Along with the bedroom and use of the apartment, amenities include access to a fitness centre, 24-hours concierge, and meeting rooms, the ad notes. But there's no parking available.

The room is running $1,200 on Facebook Marketplace. In May, the average rent in the city for an unfurnished one-bedroom unit was $2,541. The average for a two-bedroom unit was $3,382; for a three-bedroom, it was $4,520.

With files from Elana Shepert

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