The Smallest House in Great Britain Has a Great Location


Isn’t the real estate mantra “location, location, location”? Well, what the Smallest House in Great Britain lacks in square footage it makes up for in location. It’s located right on the river in Conwy, Wales, which is a charming medieval town that’s famous for its castle. The town also still has its protective walls in place, adding to historic feel.

As a lifelong New Yorker, I was worried that the Smallest House in Great Britain wouldn’t be small enough for me. New York City apartments tend to be quite small (at least by American standards). But then again, this isn’t about the Smallest Apartment, this about the Smallest House. And yes, the Smallest House was definitely small enough not to disappoint this New Yorker!

The tiny house is 72 inches wide and 122 inches high. It’s actually a duplex, if you can believe it, with the bed on the top floor. There isn’t room for a bathroom, so they would have to use one outside the house. (Although it hasn’t been occupied since 1900, so an exterior toilet may have not have been so unusual back then.)

The most recent tenant was a fisherman who was six-foot-three. That must have been an uncomfortable living situation — at least he was close to work! (The photo below is taken directly outside the house.) While the house seems too small for even one person. an elderly couple once lived there too. If you’re looking for an ever-so-slightly larger abode, be sure to check out the impressive Conwy Castle, just a very short walk away.


7 Responses to The Smallest House in Great Britain Has a Great Location

  1. Exploring Ireland September 24, 2009 at 5:26 am #

    Under Mik Wood anybody?

  2. Kim September 27, 2009 at 7:50 am #

    Does the tall woman in the funny hat come too?

  3. Sophie September 28, 2009 at 4:54 pm #

    If I remember rightly, it’s still owned by the same family??

  4. Katie - OCMomActivities October 5, 2009 at 9:16 pm #

    That’s just cool… think of it like a doll mansion!

  5. Rachel Cotterill October 19, 2009 at 12:09 pm #

    I’ve been there – it really is dinky :)

  6. Elke March 17, 2010 at 9:10 am #

    too cute! though I prefer something slightly bigger :-)

  7. February 3, 2011 at 4:26 pm #

    I’ve been here before its very cool.

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