Boston's Skinniest Dwelling: The 10 Foot Wide Spite House

Boston's Skinniest Dwelling: The 10 Foot Wide Spite House

Jason Loper
Dec 14, 2011

I caught a great little video on CNN yesterday about Boston's Skinny House. Also known as the Spite House, this structure is 10.5 feet wide at its widest ... on the outside! Inside, the widest space is 9 1/2 feet wide and the narrowest is 6 1/2 feet! Check out the video after the jump…

I'm drawn to tiny and and otherwise quirky structures, so this house is right up my alley. The owners of this house at 44 Hull Street in Boston describe some of the challenges of living in such a narrow vertical space. Namely — moving in furniture. And that's a task made all the more challenging because the front door is actually located on the alley side of the building.

Even with the inherent challenges of living in the skinny space, I bet it's a fun house to occupy. It's for rent through VRBO so I guess I could experience it for myself if I find myself in Boston anytime soon.

Image and video: CNN

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