Tour the world's skinniest house, which measures just 36 inches at its narrowest


Etgar Keret in the Keret House

Bartek Warzecha/Polish Modern Art Foundation

The writer Etgar Keret stretches across the tiny space of Keret House in Warsaw, Poland.

Keret House in Warsaw, Poland, claims to be the narrowest home in the world.


The two-floor space - which contains a mini kitchen, bathroom, living area, and bedroom - measures between 36 inches and 48 inches, according to a Contemporist report.

The compact home was built in 2012 by the architect Jakub Szczesny as an art installation for the Polish Modern Art Foundation, which owns the space.

Though Keret House has been open to the public since October 2012, it's not always available to visitors.

The installation is currently closed for maintenance works, according to a spokesperson for Keret House.


When it is open to the public, houseguests are received by the writer Etgar Keret, who is the patron of the property and chooses who can stay there. While no one lives there permanently, the micro-home accommodates artists in residence who stay there for short periods of time, the spokesperson told Business Insider.

Take a look inside the house below: