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Creepy Griffith Park Shack Is Up 'For Rent' On Craigslist

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A Halloween-season appropriate Craigslist post takes a jab at Los Angeles' troublesome rental market. Check out this cute bungalow in a great neighborhood that you can rent for a mere $2200 a month! The rental, posted to Craigslist, is located in Griffith Park. Just look how charming this tiny red homestead is, complete with what appears to be a dubious playground and a sort-of pool. One of our staff members said she walked by sort-of pool (no house was there) on the way to the illicit Griffith Park Teahouse and observed a large dog jump into it, which was full of, well, some kind of water at the time.

According to the listing:

Adorable home in great area. No neighbors, but central to plenty of places. Recently painted and furnished with authentic late century modern remnants includes 2 beds, an ornate study, updated kitchen, spacious attached basement, plus approximately 800 square acres of outdoor storage. Great for small families and animals. Serious inquiries only.

Cats and dogs are allowed, and there's an open house on Halloween! Street parking only, but it looks like maybe you could maybe park in the yard.I really like how they've accessorized the chair in the dining area with a chain, and who needs drawers when you can just stab your steak knives straight into the gingham-covered table. Is that an arm tied to a bed post? We can't tell.

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Just like in the movies, the exterior shots don't seem to match the interior shots. It looks like maybe part of Griffith Park's abandoned zoo and possibly the seasonal Haunted Hayride are included? Totally worth the low price, if you ask me, plus there's wifi if you hike up towards the Observatory.

We reached out to the poster to ask if we could come to their Halloween open house, but haven't heard back yet.