ゴミ屋敷 (ごみやしき, GomiYashiki) indicates a hoarder’s house which is filled with an inordinate amount of rubbish. In contrast to English, Japanese has a word for a hoarder’s house, but doesn’t have one for the person. In Japanese, a hoarder of rubbish is called “ゴミ屋敷の住人” (Gomi Yashiki No Junin), meaning “a resident of Gomi Yashiki.
ゴミ屋敷 (Gomi Yashiki) consists of the two words “ゴミ” (Gomi) and “屋敷” (Yashiki). The former means “rubbish” or “trash“, and it can also be written in hiragana “ごみ”. The latter usually indicates a mansion, especially a traditional one. Here it is used to emphasize the appearance of a hoarder’s house overflowing with an overwhelming amount of rubbish.
There is a Gomi yashiki (hoarder’s house) near my school and it’s sooo smelly!
Residents of Gomi yashiki are often featured on a TV show.
Synonyms in English: a hoarder’s house overflowing with tons of rubbish
Related words and phrases: ゴミ (trash, rubbish), 屋敷 (a mansion)