World’s narrowest home is no party space
- 10th June 2014
- Crazy but True Stories
World’s narrowest home in Poland is enough to send some round the bend, jokes designer.
Londoners are often complaining of the postage stamp sized rooms available to rent, but they may be a little less critical of the space they have if they ever experience the world’s narrowest home in Poland.
Measuring just 144cm across at its widest point, architect Jakub Szczesny has built the world’s smallest home and lodged it mid-air between two properties in the capital Warsaw.
The idea came to Jakub on his walk home from work, having seen the small crevice between both properties and feeling the need to make use of it.
Initially intended as an art installation, the property now provides a temporary home for travelling writers, although the architect jokes that no one seems to stay for long due to the confined space.
Minimally furnished, the property is accessible only through a long flight of stairs, which proved difficult when moving in the little furniture needed to make the space habitable.
A triangular shape, it’s clear from pictures why the property is suitable for short stays only. However, as a tourist attraction the tiny property has garnered much attention, with many now going out of their way to see the oddity.
Although the idea may not catch on in London, it seems the property is providing the perfect space for writers looking for somewhere without distractions.
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