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What would you consider a small house? How about a house that is just 1,2 meters at its widest point?



Israeli writer, Etgar Keret, is the sole occupant of the house. The house was designed by Polish architect Jakub Szczesny, the Keret House as a kind of art installation/studio that would test the limits of domesticity.



The property is nearly 9 meters tall, with two stories of living space which Etgar navigates with the use of ladders. The height of the house means that the house is very “skinny.”



When the house was initially unveiled on 21 October 2012 in Warsaw, the exterior of the house wasn’t what many had expected but in the end the is the sparse design not a breath of fresh air after seeing super mansions being designed almost on a daily basis?







The inside of the property can be described as comfy but even Etger will not be living full time in the house during his one year stay in this art installation. The structure will stand for 3-5 years.

It does ask the question, how much space do we really need?





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