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World’s Thinnest House

What's less than four feet wide, thirty-feet tall and thirty-three feet deep? And has a ladder entrance ten feet off the ground?

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This 3D visualization gives you an idea what can be done when an old building and a newer building leave four feet between them. It's meant as a statement about the war destruction in Poland and the rebuilding being connected. The Keret home is named for the writer who will be living there.

He moves in Saturday, and says the narrow house is a "a kind of a memorial to my family," says Etgar Keret, whose mother's and father's families died in the Holocaust. His paternal grandfather died in Warsaw's uprising against the Nazis in 1944.

Here's the link for the whole story and more pictures.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/19/narrow-house-opening-as-a_0_n_1987050.html?utm_hp_ref=weird-news&ir=Weird%20News

Toilet and shower included, plus an "almost" double bed.

Not living large -- living thin!!
Posted By: gdanea | Date: Mon Oct 22, 2012 | Number of Comments: 10
Category: Architecture
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I do not think this would be comfortable.
Posted by patty in Ohio, USA on 10/22/12 at 10:46 PM
So the front(only) door is in the bathroom? I predict prank-minded friends slapping a "Public Restroom" sign on it in the near future. (I know I would!) cool grin
Posted by Captain DaFt on 10/22/12 at 11:28 PM
This will never make it in an aging market where "an all nighter" now has more to to with bathroom necessity than bedroom antics.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/22/12 at 11:38 PM
It resembles a climbing / exercise setup. I can see you will keep fit moving around inside and watch your diet.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 10/23/12 at 09:04 AM
This has been knocking around on the internet for at least a couple years. I regularly search for odd or offbeat homes online for amusement. I could have sworn it was actually a Japanese design company that came up with it originally.
Posted by aruvqan myers on 10/23/12 at 09:52 AM
Whoever did it will never sell the idea to a woman; no closets!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 10/23/12 at 09:58 AM
Maybe he can cut down on heating bills by relying on the warmth of the buildings on either side. Otherwise, a radiator is going to put a serious squeeze into the 4 feet width.
Posted by TheCannyScot in Atlanta, GA on 10/23/12 at 12:00 PM
If you prefer function over art, there is enough room underneath to have a furnace, washer & dryer, and a water heater. This leaves room for a walk in closet. It is a mansion compared to some rooms I rented as a student.
Posted by BMN on 10/23/12 at 12:57 PM
I think it wont be comfortable. It seems that implementing it in reality is not at all possible. Still a good design idea.
Posted by bathroom showrooms on 10/24/12 at 02:15 AM
Wow, half the main floor is just empty space! What luxury!

-Cougar :{)
Posted by Cougar Allen on 10/25/12 at 10:46 AM
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