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Squeezing Every Last Inch Out of Your House July 26, 2011

Posted by geoff in News.

Real estate prices got you down? Maybe you should think about subdividing! Yes, you could probably fit 10 or 20 houses on your lot!!

At least you could if you were as wacky as these folk in Poland:

There’s a new guy in town, and his name is Keret House, designed smack in the center of Warsaw, Poland, by architecture/design firm Centrala. Set to be constructed in the crack between two buildings, Keret House will measure four feet at its widest point and 28.3 inches at its thinnest

Here’s the spot it’s going to squeeze into (photo from curbed.com):

…and this is the current record holder (photo from freshome.com):

Talk about motivation to manage your weight.

Related: 7 Crazy Houses


1. lauraw - July 26, 2011

First photo, almost all the way to the right of the pic: what’s that white thing squished between the two structures?

2. geoff - July 26, 2011

The first photo is a shot of the gap from two angles, but on the right I think they put in an artist conception of the house.

Here’s another shot of the artist’s concept.

3. daveintexas - July 26, 2011

It looks like a big Tylenol

4. lauraw - July 27, 2011

Egads, so it’s short and tiny as well as thin.

OTOH, I bet it keeps you from accumulating a lot of junk.

5. daveintexas - July 27, 2011

>> Egads, so it’s short and tiny as well as thin.


6. Cathy - July 27, 2011

Gonna have nightmares about living in that skinny thing.

7. Nan G - July 28, 2011

I was a renter in Long Beach’s ”Skinny House” back in the 1960’s.
I thought 10 feet wide was something.
Apparently not anymore!
Here’s a Wiki about the one I called home for six months.

8. geoff - July 28, 2011

That’s cool, Nan.

I used to live at 2nd & Loma.

9. Cathy - July 28, 2011

Michael and I had an architect friend in San Antonio who designed his own home that was skinny, maybe about 12 feet wide, but multi-story. Everything was high-tech, low maintenance, and designed to conserve energy and resources. I thought it was interesting and maybe a nice place to retreat to for vacation in the mountains or countryside. Probably could have gotten used to it, but it seemed cramped.

10. Cathy - July 28, 2011

btw – Pretty place, Nan.

11. Retired Geezer - July 29, 2011

My knees ache at the thought of all those stairs.

12. Russ from Winterset - July 29, 2011

A “skinny house” that’s 12 feet wide is one thing….but one where you can’t extend both arms and lock your elbows? Hell, in the two shown here, you can’t even extend ONE arm with your elbow locked.

The only thing I ever plan on spending time in that has dimensions that small is a casket.

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