Described as “possibly the world’s smallest house”, this teeny London home is on the market for nearly $500,000.
It’s been described as “possibly the smallest house in the world” but this hasn’t stopped the seller from asking nearly $500,000 for a minuscule terrace in a trendy part of London.
The single-storey property is just five metres across at its widest point and is comparable in size to a garage.
Whoever lives there must climb on the kitchen units to reach the sleeping area. They would also have to shower in the same space where they go to the toilet since there’s no barrier between them.
Advertised as a “one-bedroom terraced house” a real estate agent told the Guardian that the property in Barnsbury, Islington is “possibly the smallest house in the world”.
Packed in … The single-storey property is just five metres across at its widest point.
Packed in … The single-storey property is just five metres across at its widest point. Picture: Zoopla Source: Supplied
While photos on the property website Zoopla show the creative use of space, the asking price is further evidence of the massively inflated housing market in major cities.
Not that the house’s tiny proportions are putting off potential buyers, with the agent revealing they already had two calls about the place the day after it went on the market.
The agent told the paper: “I think it will probably sell to an investor who’ll let it as a short-let on Airbnb. It’s a great crash pad for the area.”
Use of space … Stairs lead up to a mezzanine from the kitchen units. Picture: Zoopla