This unusual accommodation is the smallest house in the world, called Keret House and built in 2012 with the help of the Polish Foundation for Modern Art. This original house is located in the city of Warsaw, the Polish capital.
Its precise address is at the corner of 22 Chlodna Street and 74 Zelazna Street.
Unusual accommodation: Keret House in Warsaw, Poland
The housing very small size was made in a very small space left empty after the construction of two large buildings. Very narrow to be able to be used for the construction of a classical building, it had become a deposit of waste of all kinds. The Keret House residence, made on this space by Jakub Szczesny from CENTRALA, is only 122 cm wide in its widest part and 92 cm in the narrowest! Astonishing, is not it?
Unusual accommodation: plan of the smallest house in the world on two levels
Originally, Keret House was built as part of an artistic installation project. Since then, she has become the permanent residence of Etgar Keret, the writer of Jewish and Polish descent, who is known for his stories as well as for his work in television and the world of cinema. Etgar Keret is Knight of the Legion of Honor, a distinction he received in 2010 for his contribution to the literary world.
Site of construction of unusual housing in Warsaw: between two buildings of Chlodna and Zelazna streets
Photo of the exterior of Keret House: the smallest house in the world
Since 2012, the year of its inauguration, the Keret House is an artistic place of work for the writer who lives there, invites friends and reflects on his projects. The house is currently a space of literary creation. It has also become a kind of unusual living space for writers who are passing through Warsaw.
Staircase and front door of the house of Etgar Keret in Poland
Photo of the first level of the unusual house
To penetrate into the interior of this tiny housing First we climb the steps of a foldable staircase and we open a small door, just like in a yacht or on a space station. When they are new folded, these stairs miraculously turn into a part of the floor of the first floor of the house.
Small unusual accommodation: kitchen interior and mini bathroom
On this level of the Keret House, there is a mini bathroom, a small kitchen and a tiny living area. The bathroom, equipped with a shower, is hidden behind a translucent glass door. The kitchen has a small hob and sink and some built-in cabinets. A mini table and two chairs, which play the role of a dining area, are installed in one of the corners of this interior space.
Ladder that leads to the second floor of the original house
To go up to the second floor, we take a ladder that takes us directly to the second level of housing. Here, we discover a very narrow bedroom. The central element of its decoration is the bed, behind which is a window which is the source of natural light of the floor. In front of the bed, you can see Etgart Keret's small office and a modern yellow chair. All of this mini apartment unusual is decorated in white color, which brings a little more light to its interior.
Unusual accommodation of Etgar Keret: the Keret House by Jakub Szczesny created by Jakub Szczesny from CENTRALA
Photos of Keret House by the Polish Foundation for Modern Art and Bartek Warzecha.