Landlord Offers Vegans and Vegetarians Cheaper Rent


There are perks—aside from healthy eating—in being vegan or vegetarian, at least if you live in Bethel, Washington. That’s because Jinesh Varia, the owner of a local luxury townhouse, is offering a special price to those who eat a diet that excludes animal products. Varia says that a vegetarian or vegan tenant at his place —which features a “jacuzzi tub, modern kitchen, fireplace and spacious backyard”—will get $200 knocked off his or her rent.

"I really believe, just like the no-smoking policy that all landlords have today, that we can promote this as a way to spread awareness," Varia said, in an interview with local NBC affiliate King5. The property owner says he’d like to "see if [he] can create a trend."

K5 also notes that Varia, who is a member of Vegetarians of Washington, says he’ll take tenants’ word for it, and “won't spy or check trash.”

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