Array
Lifestyle

Have You Seen The World’s Narrowest House?

Sandwiched between two existing buildings, it shows how one can make the most of a tiny public space

Shares
Photography: Polish Modern Art Foundation/Bartek Warzecha

We thought we've seen it all—tiny mobile homes, a 17sqm charming compact home, and even a 15sqm container van home. Joining the list of inspiring spaces is The Keret House, a unique haven measuring 122cm at its widest and 72cm at its narrowest. Designed by Polish Architect Jakub Szczesny, it will serve as home to traveling artists, with Israeli author Etgar Keret as the first occupant. 



ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Found in Warsaw's Wola district in Poland, it is sandwiched between two existing buildings that represent different historical periods in the city’s history. Given the Keret's House structure, it's possible for passersby to miss it at first. It seems to blend with the buildings around it and it creatively makes use of an otherwise awkward area.

 



ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

The iron structure has two floors—with the retractable stairs transforming into the living area.

 



Given the limited space, the bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and living area are all squeezed in. The house sports an all-white interior, has translucent glass panels that also make up the walls, and other elements that complete the aesthetic without compromising comfort. Szczesny used polycarbonate materials in ligh tcolors as well to maximize the interior width. 

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

 



The Keret House has a custom water and sewage technology and is connected to the city-provided system, while it gets electricity from the neighboring building. The house is also considered as an art installation as it's too small to be considered as a residence under Polish Law.

All photos from Polish Modern Art Foundation/Bartek Warzecha.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Latest Stories

7 Plants That Can Help You Keep Dengue Away

You need to do more than just plant them outside your home

Make Your Home Smell Like a Fancy Hotel for Less Than P700!

Shop for scented candles, room sprays, and more essentials while maintaining your budget

10 Things You Need to Clean to Avoid a Stinky Home

We tend to overlook how scent contributes to the first impression our house makes on guests �" or on us!

5 Organizing Ideas We Can Learn from this Family Home in San Juan

This home doesn't just have picture-perfect rooms. Let it inspire you to get organized.

Amoy Kulob at Mabaho? Here Are Ways to Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh

Because a beautiful house needs to smell good, too

Those School Buildings We Grew Up With Are Called Gabaldons

The President recently signed a law that mandates their conservation

These Are The Reasons Why You Have a Messy Home

Manage the clutter in your house with these tips from an interior designer

Which One is Best for Your Home: A Diffuser or A Humidifier?

Here is a quick guide between a diffuser and humidifier to help you decide which one is better for your space

6 Convincing Reasons Why It's Better to Rent Than Buy a Home

Paying monthly dues is less stressful compared to managing real estate taxes

9 Affordable Ways to Give Your Kitchen Cabinets a Makeover

Updating the look of your cabinets can greatly improve the overall ambiance of your kitchen

Is Your House Making You Sick?

Household pollutants may cause respiratory diseases and other health problems

These Cozy Laundromats Offer Good Food and Coffee, Too

These well-thought-out spaces are making us look forward to laundry day!
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!