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By the looks of things on this dodgy site, I'm one of the only normal, genuine guys on here." Another poster, offering a room for two weeks, claimed he wanted nothing in return: "Too good to be true? You decide." I decided to take him up on this, and responded to his ad, as well as several others.
Identifying myself as a journalist, I asked the men behind the Craigslist ads if they'd be willing to speak to me.
Joe, who wants his tenant's dirty knickers, describes himself as a late 20s professional.
He owns a four bedroom house in Fulham, and rents out two rooms to friends from university.
Having spoken to his tenants, he found it, "alarming, the difficulties people go through, trying to find a place, then being let down." When he had a two week window between tenants, in the central London flat he lives in himself, he decided to offer the room for free.
He says, "I was freaked out by the kind of seedy free rooms for a young woman, and I wanted to put something out there, for someone who might be stuck." Despite a number of responses, Matthew chose not to let the room.
In this instance, if people have turned to something they wouldn't normally do, I would try and be light on them.
I'd say, 'if you don't want to do much of it, I could limit it.'" Rick later says he's revised his ad, limiting the stay to one-four nights, with no charge.
He says, "I’m not going to take advantage of people.