world's thinnest house

A woman rides a bike near the front of the 3-foot-wide home. (Photo: Wojtek Radwanski/AFP/Getty Images)

I never thought it would actually come to be. Last year I wrote about Jakub Szczęsny's design for a 3-footwide house in Warsaw, Poland.

Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of living in small spaces. I write about them all the time. But the Keret House is 122 cm (48.031") at its widest, 72 (28.34") at its narrowest. I know people wider than that.
I also complained that "It's like living in a squished ping pong ball." But the architect explains that this was on purpose; the walls are made of translucent plastic to let in light. The whole thing works a lot better than I ever thought it would.

Check out a video of the narrow home below.

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World's skinniest house built in Poland
The narrowest building in Poland is the work of Israeli writer Edgar Keret.