Photo: Hachijo House
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Japanese rental house comes with a full-size bus

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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

Ads for an apartment or home rentals in Japan make a point of quickly mentioning the property’s attractive amenities. “Shower and toilet located in separate rooms,” “pre-installed heater/air conditioning units,” and “auto-locking front door,” for example, are all pretty common things to proudly tell prospective renters about.

But then there’s this home for rent that includes a bus.

To be clear, this isn’t a bus that’s been converted into a home, but a regular single-story house on the island of Hachijojima (technically part of Tokyo, but located far to the south of the capital) that has a full-size mass-transit vehicle parked right next to it and included in the lease. The bus is even parked in such a way that its door lines up with a sliding glass door for the house, allowing you to step directly from the house into the bus.

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While you could use the bus as a very unique sitting room, realtor Hachijo House recommends using it as a storage space, saying it’s especially handy for people currently telecommuting who don’t want their work PC and documents cluttering up the rest of the house when their shift is over. Also, though it’s unclear whether or not the bus can be driven, the engine can be started, and it’s electrical and climate control systems are in working order, so Hachijo House says the vehicle can be used as a shelter in the case of a disaster that knocks out power to the house.

The house itself has a front room, kitchen, office, bedroom, and bathroom, plus a sunroom/veranda for a total of approximately 74 square meters of floor space when the bus is added in.

▼ That’s the bus at the bottom of the floor plan.

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Monthly rent is 70,000 yen, and interested parties can find further information through Hachijo House’s website here.

Source: Hachijo House via Twitter/@kamosio157

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Nobody will pay 70k for that old shack.

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What a waste of money.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

A stationary bus on a tropical island, how hot is that going get inside? 45C?

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Looking at the tape on the house windows, this bus is simply a windbreak protecting what looks to be a flimsy house.

A half-assed idea to protect a hovel or simply a ruse to save the owner a small fortune in disposal costs off-island?

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Yikes....Y70,000!!!

There would have to be some reasons for that kind a $$$. Like right next to the best beach, onsen, or something....

I would guess Y20-Y30,000 tops for one of those old old shacks

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People put tape on windows for earthquake protection. Not an uncommon sight. ¥70,000 seems high for the accommodation on a very remote island. Quirky bus, maybe. Rip the seats out though and make a studio. No mention of the farm truck?

The inside is nice and very clean.

This property is located in a residential area in the Mine district, which is very convenient for living on Hachijojima. No mention of internet broadband. * Self-reform OK

55-minute flight takes you directly from Haneda Airport to Hachijojima

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Ads for an apartment or home rentals in Japan make a point of quickly mentioning the property’s attractive amenities. 

My experience: Apartments are easy to find, but good home rentals are very difficult

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Good for garage band to chill out and trip around.

Although expensive for family and lovers, but it can be the place for group of friends to enjoy their some part of life by paying 10000 - 15000 each.

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How very third world.

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Aly Rustom

 My experience: Apartments are easy to find, but good home rentals are very difficult

Not outside of Tokyo. The prefectures even have house banks for buying or renting properties. This is our one in Tatsuno City

https://www.city.tatsuno.lg.jp/machimiraisozo/akiyatouroku.html

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Not outside of Tokyo. The prefectures even have house banks for buying or renting properties. This is our one in Tatsuno City

https://www.city.tatsuno.lg.jp/machimiraisozo/akiyatouroku.html

Thanks zichi!

I'm not actually in Tokyo itself but in the greater area. I agree that it would be a million times easier if I just moved away.

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"My experience: Apartments are easy to find, but good home rentals are very difficult..."

I agree completely. I rented a small house of a similar size to the one pictured (without a bus!) in Kobayashi City Miyazaki Pref. for agreed upon rent of Y37,000 yen per month. It was wonderful and I was so happy! However, the rental agent 'Apamanshop' had failed to inform me of the lease conditions and I was hit with 90,000 yen penalty at the time of moving out (which my then-employer deducted from my final salary in the subsequent month...)

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3R

Sounds like you got nailed for cleaning & other BS!! Reminds me of a story of my past :)

I rented a 1 room place & there was the usual rip off cleaning fees etc....as I said 1room place so SUPER easy to clean, so THAT is what I did, cleaned it hope in the hope to save on the cleaning BS. Anyway after getting out & giving back my keys etc I was soon informed that they deducted 1mth of my deposit for cleaning.....Aholes!

Any what they didnt know was I had a spare key & when I left I purposely left a golf ball of lint in the middle of the room. So I go back open the door & peek inside, sure enough the ball of lint is sitting there right where I left it!! I just closed the door & left, thankfully I havent rented for last 15+yrs or so

But however you live sadly it is HARD to get a REAL good deal, there is BS in renting, owning wherever for the most part sadly

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However, the rental agent 'Apamanshop' had failed to inform me of the lease conditions and I was hit with 90,000 yen penalty at the time of moving out (which my then-employer deducted from my final salary in the subsequent month...)

Read the lease before signing one and challenge the terms you don't agree with. I do that and we mutually agreed to changes rather than the owner losing a new rental. I have always gotten back my deposits too.

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