3-Ft.-Wide House — What’s the Skinny Hitch?

Exterior and interior views of a skinny house in Poland This townhome in Warsaw, Poland, is only three feet wide. All images in this post: Centrala Designers/Bartek Warzęcha, photo

The “world’s skinniest house” is all the buzz in the shelter world these days. But we wonder about its limitations. Here are a few.

We, too, are fascinated with the “world’s skinniest house,” the 3-ft.-wide, sliver-of-a-townhouse recently built in Warsaw, Poland.

We love the challenge of fitting our bloated lives into tiny houses and lean and mean spaces. And we’re sure the iconoclast owners will find ways to adapt to their slender surroundings, day and night.

Home owner in bed

But, in our twisted way, we wonder about the things we won’t be able to do in this skinny-winny home. Like …

  • Stand arms akimbo
  • Sing “I’m A Little Teapot”
  • Hula-hoop
  • Add a kitchen island
  • Play Twister
  • Gain 10 pounds
  • Tell a story with dramatic hand gestures
  • Square-dance
  • Sleep in a king-sized bed
  • Brush seductively past your significant other — you’d get stuck in the hallway.