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The perfect bachelor pad? Only one metre wide, between two apartment buildings.

20 Oct

Not for the claustrophobic…

A house only a metre wide in Warsaw, Poland has just gotten its first tenant, an Israeli writer, Etgar Keret, for whom it has been named ‘Keret House’.

It wasn’t up to Polish building codes, so it’s been classified as an ‘art installation’, and thus far, its other tenants when Keret isn’t there (he only plans to live there a couple times a year for short stays) will be various artists.

I couldn’t live in it, but I think it’s kinda neat.

*Update: From here, some views inside the house:

A man with a bicycle visits the house on Oct. 22. (Kacper Pempel/Reuters)

A view of the house’s kitchen and living room taken on Oct. 22. (Kacper Pempel/Reuters)

Note the covering board in the above pic that goes over the exterior stairs.

A man sits at the house’s table on Oct. 22. (Kacper Pempel/Reuters)

A view of the house’s kitchen and bathroom taken on Oct. 22. (Kacper Pempel/Reuters)

A view of the house’s bedroom taken on Oct. 22. (Kacper Pempel/Reuters)

Not for the claustrophobic! :)

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7 responses to “The perfect bachelor pad? Only one metre wide, between two apartment buildings.

  1. Carnivore

    October 20, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Not enough windows and no lounging area – like a living room with a sofa. How do you get to the end with the green bean bag chair?

     
  2. Chris

    October 20, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Perfect for avoiding certain fat propagandists called Michael, then.

     
  3. Will S.

    October 20, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    @ Carnivore: “How do you get to the end with the green bean bag chair?”

    The stairs fold up, and you can walk over them, apparently.

    *Update: It seems, in the interior pic I just found, that there is a floorboard which covers the space above the stairs, when one is inside.

    “Not enough windows and no lounging area – like a living room with a sofa.”

    I agree; I worry it might be a firetrap – and there are no fire escape stairs on the roof, nor a ladder down from the ‘bedroom’ window, that I can see.

    @ Chris: Michael Moore? Ha; indeed! :)

     
  4. Will S.

    November 2, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    *Update: from here, I’ve inserted some interior pics in the post, above.

    I was wrong, Carnivore, BTW, about the stairs folding up; it seems instead that there is a floorboard that covers them, once one is inside.

     
  5. bong

    January 16, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Why did the photographer have to distort the pics?
    Cant get an accurate “feel” for the house’s interior.
    There’s so much wasted space underneath the house itself behind the stairs.
    They should have just used ladders for all of the levels of the house.

     
  6. Will S.

    January 16, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    The bottom pics? Yeah, I don’t know why he used a fish-eye lens…

    Remember, this is an ‘art installation’, lived in by ‘artists’, not presumably meant to win any awards for architectural design, but just to be all artsy-fartsy and stuff. :)

     

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