I would suggest using the savings you do have to go towards a bond. Maybe have a look and see if you can get a private rental somewhere (gumtree sometimes have these advertised) and you could even try garage sales or online for second hand furniture to get you started..
I'd say the fridge is the most important but you could probably get a small fridge for a couple of hundred to get you through - washing can be done at a laundromat if need be.
Or you might even be lucky to find something partly furnished.
Don't think of it as spending your savings, just look at it as being saved elsewhere - when you move out and if you have kept the house in good condition, you will get the money back.