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'Possibly' the smallest house in the world for sale for £275,000

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absentgrandma Sun 07-Sep-14 16:11:31

Having nothing else to do on a Sunday afternoon I'm browsing the UK newspapers online (how sad!!)

The Indy reports that there is a one -floor property, five metres wide at it's widest part, for sale in Islington. It's decidedly 'bijou'... well I don't mind that and it is in a 'desirable' area...... BUT:......(and I quote) "With only two rooms, the bed is suspended above the lounge and has to be accessed using stairs from the top of kitchen units" It's actually a tidgy mezzanine in case anyone imagines a bed suspended by chains from the ceiling.

Yep.... that's right, a photo confirms the purcheser would have to stand on the working top to access the stairs!

Another estate agent adds "It's a great crash pad for the area". You can say that again! Even stone cold sober I'd never even get oonto the work top let alone up the stairs, and after a post-prandial G&T... well God help me, I'd have to spend the night on the kitchen floor!

They'r 'avin a larf... surely!

glammanana Sun 07-Sep-14 16:34:15

agThoughts of a romantic night away go out of the window with accommodation like that hmm you could turn over and land up in the lounge if you weren't careful

jinglbellsfrocks Sun 07-Sep-14 16:39:04

Can you do a link absentgrandma? Just read your post to my London mad DD and she seems definitely interested! hmmgrin

jinglbellsfrocks Sun 07-Sep-14 16:40:06

(Says she's slept on kitchen floors before)

glammanana Sun 07-Sep-14 16:46:48

jings grin tell her I have a hammock she can have !!

jinglbellsfrocks Sun 07-Sep-14 16:55:11

Between two lampposts in Trafalgar Square? grin

glammanana Sun 07-Sep-14 16:57:19

jings handy for Harrods and a bit of shopping eh ?

merlotgran Sun 07-Sep-14 17:03:02

Here's a link

jinglbellsfrocks Sun 07-Sep-14 17:13:08

Yeah. And for the shows Glamma. hmm

Thanks for the link Merlot. I will show it to her.

Ana Sun 07-Sep-14 17:16:41

Bet it's been sold already - people pay that much for a garage in Islington!

jinglbellsfrocks Sun 07-Sep-14 17:20:31

I love it! I want it!

jinglbellsfrocks Sun 07-Sep-14 17:20:58

Yeah. Bet it's sold.

absentgrandma Sun 07-Sep-14 17:33:23

Yes. I've slept (collapsed) on the kitchen floor a few times, and woken up with my face jammed up against the pedal-binblushbut that was 50 years ago, don't think I try it now.

Aka Sun 07-Sep-14 17:37:47

How on earth do you change the bedding?

Agus Sun 07-Sep-14 18:02:57

I could probably spend one night in this bijou residence.....but certainly not a second!

Would people really pay this amount of money for what is no more that a glorified lock-up?

MiniMouse Sun 07-Sep-14 18:22:41

Just looked at the link. Flippin'eck, you could end up being one of your own casseroles!

janerowena Sun 07-Sep-14 20:36:33


janerowena Sun 07-Sep-14 20:43:00

It's really badly planned, I think. It could be done so much better.

ninathenana Mon 08-Sep-14 00:03:19

DH thought this hilarious. He went to school in Barnsbury. Obviously knows the area well.

NfkDumpling Mon 08-Sep-14 07:21:03

It's really cute! Much better thought out than my bedsit was - and it's own loo! Needs more cushions though.