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3-foot-wide house squeezed into a tiny Polish alleyway, between buildings [20 pics & video]

Nov 5, 2012 By Abraham

The Keret House is an art installation that is also a fully-functional home in Warsaw, Poland. It is inserted in the space between two buildings. At its widest it is 5 feet across, and at its narrowest, 3 feet.

The Design

The Construction

The Interior

The Motivation

(via The Daily What, NY Times, Dezeen, Centrala)


    1. Magdalena says:

      I guess he washes his produce for his salads like Kramer did in that episode of “Seinfeld”???
      What if this guy has a “hot date” with some cute girl? Yikes….what if he gets MARRIED????

    1. Thrax says:

      I was thinking that but then again how wide is your room right now? Mine is 5ft by say 7ft. The widest part of his place is 5ft.

  1. marie says:

    Looking at these pictures makes me want to stretch my neck, arms and back…I feel like I’m being squished!

    Oh and I think I see a drawer under the bed…maybe that’s where his clothes are?

  2. RR says:

    Here in Argentina I’ve seen so many of those bathrooms, and people do take their showers. Same with the closets, gotta work with what you have!

  3. kwfolife says:

    I wouldn’t criticize this layout. This could mean affordable or temporary living for people who need it.

  4. Kimberley Bianca says:

    This is a great pice of architectural public art that also tackles a social problem.
    As someone who’s homeless at the moment, I think it’s a great idea :) I want to live alone anyway.
    It would feel like in a space shuttle, and I’ve always wanted to go to space!
    SO I say… PICK ME PICK ME Mr. Landlord.

    P.S, do you really think a good majority of the world care about facilitating a holiday dinner? Who get’s holidays now anyway?

  5. Mitch says:

    It’s like a concept car: really fun to look at, but not intended for street use yet. If they’re calling this an art installation, it seems more likely the architect is only trying to challenge the boundaries of how we think about saving space as the population increases. Huzzah.

  6. manfredpseudowengorz says:

    As far as I remember the house itself is supposed to be used, as a temporal house for writers, more of that – it has a first inhabitant already.

  7. Slowmodem says:

    This is an incredibly bad idea, what if there is a fire, earthquake or a flood? Being stuck in a confined area like this is not a good idea.

  8. Graham says:

    People have less space in prisons … and they choose to go there voluntarily too by their actions. But here he can leave …

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