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World’s narrowest house is 4.9ft wide

world Updated: Oct 20, 2012 23:04 IST

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A Polish architect has built the world’s “narrowest” home that is constructed in an alley between two houses.

Jakub Szczesny’s tiny iron pad measures 4.9ft at its widest point, dropping to 3ft at its thinnest area, the Sun reported.

Sunlight comes in through the holes in the bedroom, as there is no room for windows. And the bathroom consists of little more than a toilet with a showerhead out directly above it, the paper said.

Instead of a staircase, there is only a ladder to go up and down and the fridge is able to fit just two cans, it added.

“Research shows we are approaching a social disaster because too little living space is built,” Jakub said of the house.

Architect Jakub Szczesny designed the two-story aluminum and plastic house three years ago and it’s been built in a narrow space between a pre-war house and a modern apartment block in downtown Warsaw.

The Foundation of Polish Modern Art helped him fund it.

At a news conference Friday, they said the first tenant will move in Saturday: Etgar Keret, an Israeli writer whose ancestors died in Poland during the Holocaust. But other tenants will follow in a building considered an art work.

The house has been named after Keret, who will live in the house for a year.