Keret House World's Skinniest House

Keret House, located in Warsaw, Poland, is currently the world’s skinniest house, measuring 92cm at its narrowest point and 152cm at its widest point. It was designed by the architect Jakub Szczęsny through the architecture firm Centrala, and named after Israeli writer and filmmaker Etgar Keret, who was the building’s first tenant. The iron structure contains two floors, and has one bedroom, a kitchen, a bathroom and a living area. It has two non-opening windows, with sunlight also entering through translucent glass panels that make up the walls. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

Keret House
Keret House
Keret House
Keret House
Keret House
Keret House

The entire interior is painted white and the building’s electricity is obtained from a neighboring building. The house has custom water and sewage technology and is not connected to the city-provided water systems. Because of its small size, the building only accommodates a small 2-beverage refrigerator, and occupants use a ladder to travel from level to level. Entry is via retractable stairs that, when closed, become the living area.