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(Daily Mail)   Inside the world's narrowest home: Pictures reveal how it's a tight squeeze living in house that measures just 36 inches across   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 54
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2012-10-27 12:02:36 AM  
www.chicagonow.com

It's been done
 
2012-10-27 12:15:23 AM  
I'm claustrophobic just looking at it.
 
2012-10-27 12:40:50 AM  
I personally know people who would have to have their flab pre-squeezed with the help of others to even fit into this place. And they wouldn't be able to turn around once they were in there!
 
2012-10-27 01:12:11 AM  

Fark Me To Tears: I personally know people who would have to have their flab pre-squeezed with the help of others to even fit into this place. And they wouldn't be able to turn around once they were in there!


I personally know people that would get stuck in the doorway a la Winnie the Pooh.
 
2012-10-27 02:31:24 AM  
Why is every one of those shots taken with a fish-eye lens of all things?
 
2012-10-27 03:16:05 AM  
There are really ancient houses in the Old Quarter of Hanoi that are just as narrow.
 
2012-10-27 04:07:44 AM  
I would love to have a place like that
 
2012-10-27 06:22:36 AM  
Give me a damn break. Oh look at my poor bedroom with 100 feet of ceiling space unused! I'm so conservative!

fark this nonsense bullshiat. I've lived in lots more cramped spots without someone making a damn fuss about it.

This is beyond stupid. I imagine most modern American renters couldn't dream of such a waste of space.

Embarrassing.
 
2012-10-27 06:25:08 AM  
I wonder if I could trade my current rental for this one for the same rent.

hahaha of course not. Because that's a damn luxury apartment to a lot of us. Who are these morans trying to impress exactly?
 
2012-10-27 06:50:23 AM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-27 06:57:41 AM  
I'm not morbidly fat, but I'm not skinny...

I think I would get stuck if I tried to get into that bathroom
 
2012-10-27 06:59:17 AM  

cman: I would love to have a place like that


Nice for zombie defense. Of course there's nowhere to store food and water.
 
2012-10-27 07:02:14 AM  
Affordable housing for people just out of college.
 
2012-10-27 07:05:48 AM  
But does it have a yard?
 
2012-10-27 07:07:29 AM  

DanZero: [www.chicagonow.com image 480x360]

It's been done


100,000 crap-ass derivative reality shows on TV, and THAT was the one that existed only in a commercial. A tragedy, I tell you.

/this is NOT awesome
 
2012-10-27 07:24:58 AM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-27 07:29:14 AM  
My mom loves reading about these and telling me how they are the future and what people want right now. Her investment magazines and subscriptions go on at length about young people moving into them, which means they must love them right? I woukd only accept one of these cramped hellholes if I had absolutely no choice and would work or play myself to exhaustion outside of it so I dont have to be awake in it. Which of course the reason our hallowed job creators love the idea ao much.
 
2012-10-27 07:37:16 AM  

DanZero: [www.chicagonow.com image 480x360]

It's been done


Fun fact: The woman in that commercial is the older sister of Alex Mack from the Nickelodeon show bearing her name.
Meredith Bishop

She's also a hottie.
 
2012-10-27 07:50:29 AM  

Jaws_Victim: My mom loves reading about these and telling me how they are the future and what people want right now. Her investment magazines and subscriptions go on at length about young people moving into them, which means they must love them right? I woukd only accept one of these cramped hellholes if I had absolutely no choice and would work or play myself to exhaustion outside of it so I dont have to be awake in it. Which of course the reason our hallowed job creators love the idea ao much.


THIS. 'the market is shifting toward this' = kids are house poor without a house just out of college and can't afford shiat, but enjoy your 3 x 5 crate, peon! fark that.
 
2012-10-27 07:51:09 AM  
We have a lot that in Vietnam,

Hardly a record in Vietnam they build with bricks
 
2012-10-27 07:54:02 AM  
Dont take my word for it, have a look, some house 10-12 persons, and dogs ect.

http://www.lookatvietnam.com/2009/11/skinny-homes-just-got-skinner-in - hanoi.html
 
2012-10-27 07:56:04 AM  
Wait I able to post one thats 1m deepmedia.lookatvietnam.com
 
2012-10-27 07:56:42 AM  
i forget which modernist architect studied it, but they found the needed living space for a single person to be able to function fully was about 500 sq. ft. or so at the bare minimum.

Things you can't do in that house:
cook
work
make things
stretch

basic human functions. and the only people who are lauding these things are brain-damaged hipsters (who either don't live in one or if they did would only do it for one lease) and investment companies. that should tell you all you need to know.
 
2012-10-27 08:06:15 AM  
Where are the Four Yorkshiremen?
 
2012-10-27 08:11:40 AM  

Darth Baracus: Where are the Four Yorkshiremen?


They'd be shouting "Luxury" but their shift at the mill started 26 hours ago.
 
2012-10-27 08:15:24 AM  
Check out the picture of the artist:


i.dailymail.co.uk

"Yeah, little girl. Come on over to my house, I'm used to getting into tight spaces."
 
2012-10-27 08:15:44 AM  
I used to dream of living in a corridor.

I used to have to live in a paper bag in a lake.
 
2012-10-27 08:24:57 AM  
36 inches across at it's narrowest point.
farking subby work for Fox?
 
2012-10-27 08:39:46 AM  
Yes, but does it have a much much larger "closet"?
/Disappointed by lack of relevant reference
 
2012-10-27 08:42:13 AM  
I notice no HVAC system as far as I can see and the walls are uninsulated sheet metal. It's basically a glorified tin shed, which would explain why he only lives there "off and on" for 6 months of the year - it's probably horribly uncomfortable the rest of the time. It is an interesting project but I think it would have more impact if it was an actual practical home.

I lived in a tiny apartment in Seoul. Living in a small place can be great, it forces you to simplify your life. Suddenly you aren't buying so much stuff because you don't have room for it. Cleaning takes you 5 minutes and you spend more time outside and with your friends instead of sitting around at home. In a lot of ways it really can be a nice experience.
 
2012-10-27 08:43:19 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: Why is every one of those shots taken with a fish-eye lens of all things?


Not much space to manoeuver the camera. You need as wide a lens as possible to fit everything in if you can't back up.

/I've stayed in worse
 
2012-10-27 08:43:49 AM  
What's with the picture of Hitler on the desk?
 
2012-10-27 08:49:07 AM  
Judging by the furniture sizes and the article stating it is 1.5 meters wide average, I estimate the square footage to be about 400, I lived in a normal shaped 475 square foot apartment for 3 years it is mostly comfortable, but I didn't eat in I didn't have more than one person over at a time and I stayed with my future wife on weekends.
 
2012-10-27 09:46:55 AM  

Enemabag Jones: I used to dream of living in a corridor.

I used to have to live in a paper bag in a lake.


You had a lake?
 
2012-10-27 09:56:14 AM  
Only a pretentious f*uck like Etgar Keret - one of the most overrated contemporary Israeli authors - would live in a place like that.

He is a gifted screenwriter, though.
 
2012-10-27 10:00:46 AM  
Reminds me of this:

i.ytimg.com
 
2012-10-27 10:03:42 AM  
Id have loved something like is if it meant my rent was like $150 a month.
 
2012-10-27 10:51:55 AM  
In my day, houses were only 28 inches across.
 
2012-10-27 11:26:49 AM  
Makes the best of small spaces
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"Oh hai guyz what's going on in this thread?"
 
2012-10-27 11:37:16 AM  

MacWizard: Enemabag Jones: I used to dream of living in a corridor.

I used to have to live in a paper bag in a lake.

You had a lake?


Luxury!
 
2012-10-27 11:52:40 AM  
I'd rather live in a van down by the river eating government cheese.
 
2012-10-27 12:13:28 PM  
I'll admit, it looks cozy. If I were still a bachelor I'd live in it.
 
2012-10-27 12:16:44 PM  
I serve on submarines, so I'm getting a kick out of this.

(My stateroom was the same square footage, shared with two others. And the enlisted, man that's tough living.)
 
2012-10-27 12:16:53 PM  
just in case you haven't seen this guy and his amazing HK apartment: 
Gary Chang, 344 ft² apartment
 
2012-10-27 12:41:48 PM  

fusillade762: cman: I would love to have a place like that

Nice for zombie defense. Of course there's nowhere to store food and water.


So, not so good for "zombie defense" then? Also, zombies aren't real.
 
2012-10-27 01:21:48 PM  

Mad Mark: I'd rather live in a van down by the river eating government cheese.


If I took out of the seats in my van to put in cooler and hot plate it would be liveable. The TV is a bit small and I'd have to shiat outside but hey, it beats a tent.
 
2012-10-27 01:52:09 PM  
That's a castle by republican standards.

/ I have millions
//trying to keep cats fed.
 
2012-10-27 01:59:14 PM  
Oh, we used to dream of livin' in a corridor! Would ha' been a palace to us. We used to live in an old water tank on a rubbish tip. We got woke up every morning by having a load of rotting fish dumped all over us! House? Huh.
 
2012-10-27 02:15:16 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Mad Mark: I'd rather live in a van down by the river eating government cheese.

If I took out of the seats in my van to put in cooler and hot plate it would be liveable. The TV is a bit small and I'd have to shiat outside but hey, it beats a tent.


I had a '74 SWB Dodge van back in the '80's I bought off my oldest brother. Camped out & drove the wheels off of it. Had an indestructible slant six and three in your knee. I miss the old hippy wagon sometimes.
 
2012-10-27 02:49:40 PM  
Eh, I could live there if I got rid of my pets, except for the pico reef aquarium. It's not like I do much at home except sit at the computer anyway, and there's more than enough room for that in there. My studio apartment is not much larger, just not as narrow.
 
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