Jumping the Shark: This Unusual English Cottage Is For Rent

Jumping the Shark: This Unusual English Cottage Is For Rent

Jennifer Hunter
Nov 12, 2014
(Image credit: The Guardian)

In case you're gonna need a bigger house... If you need a rental in Oxford, England and like statement art, then you're in luck. The Headington shark house is available for rent. The irony: no pets allowed.

The enormous 25 foot fiberglass shark was erected in 1986 on the 41st anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, most likely as a statement about the nuclear threat of the cold war. It survived protests by the Oxford city council and remains a tourist attraction to this day.

Besides the shark, the property features four bedrooms and four bathrooms and is listed at £2,250 a month. The rental pamphlet even addresses the shark by quoting a previous tenant: "You quickly get used to people taking photographs outside...It has been a lot of fun living in such a local landmark.”

Read all about it at The Guardian or inquire about the rental at ScottFraser.

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