The World’s narrowest house opened in Warsaw

25 Oct

The outside and inside view of the world’s narrowest house

An artist’s workspace has opened in Warsaw and has been hailed as ‘The World’s Narrowest House’. The structure, about 120cm  at its widest point and 71cm  at its narrowest, recently opened its hatch door to the first of a series of invited residents, the first of whom being Israeli writer Edgar Keret. The installation intended to stimulate its inhabitants with the unusual feeling of being restricted by their surroundings certainly does the job, with a cramped toilet and shower sharing the same floor space and a tiny sink and stove for a kitchen.

Project PR Manager, Maciej Kawinski, has spent the last few days in the house and told of the issues he faced, “You can get use to it, you know. The kitchen is extremely small; it’s really small and not comfortable. I have bruises, you know, bruises on my head because of the shelf above the kitchen, you know,” Kawinski said.

Kawinski went on to explain just how many people the house could accommodate, referring to Poland’s communist past where large families were forced to live in tiny apartments, “In the narrowest house in the world, you know, we tried up until now, we tried seven or maybe eight people, you know, it was crowded, it wasn’t comfortable, but you can do it, you know, actually, it’s possible. Basically, this house is designed for a maximum of two people, but you know, like everything in Poland, we have to try it to the maximum, but the real maximum.”
The architect, Jakub Szczesny plans for the installation to stay in place until 2016 and has said that it will be inhabited by a string of artists, writers and musicians.

You can watch the video of this house here:


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