As a general rule of thumb, folks who rent apartments on Craigslist try to avoid ending up in the landlord's dungeon. Yet the Los Angeles Times home blog encourages renters to reconsider, offering a story about the totally normal-sounding, affable George Ehling, an octogenarian who has been renting out the basement apartment—"bigger than a studio and smaller than a one bedroom"—in his Hollywood Hills home for five years. The subterranean space is clad with rocks that Ehling dug up in the backyard and affixed to the concrete walls; it's renting for $1,350 a month. One word of advice, though: in his earlier days, Ehling used to wrestle under the nickname "Cowboy Cassidy."
· Dungeon apartment for rent in the Hollywood Hills [L.A. at Home]