Could You Live in the World's Narrowest Building?

Could You Live in the World's Narrowest Building?

Michelle Chin
Nov 11, 2011

Could you live in a building that was, at its widest, 4 feet across? It's a wonderful desire to truly make the most out of a small (or ultra small) space for the sake of resources and living modestly, but how small is too small? Could you live in this home, or would you be totally claustrophobic? See more photos below:

NPR's Robert Krulwich likened this new home being built in Poland to the tiny spaces between buildings where finches nest in his Manhattan neighborhood. He describes a tower that is 108 nests high during spring months. But that's for finches.

Etgar Keret, a writer from Israel, has commissioned an equivalent structure. But how do you think a human will adapt to such a narrow space? It could be a wonderful novelty, or vacation rental, but to live in it every day? It's an interesting question.

• Read more: NPR - Living Very, Very Narrowly

(Images: Jakub Szczasny/Centrala)

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