Meet 9 of the narrowest houses in the world

1. Home, compact home, in the United States

Built in the 1920s, this home in Seattle, USA, is 1.2 meters wide. For comparison purposes only: an urban bus is 2.4 meters wide on average.

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2. La Casa Estrecha in Puerto Rico

Among the tourist attractions of the historic center of San Juan, Puerto Rican capital, is this curious building measuring an impressive 1.5 meters wide and 10 meters long.

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3. Edna St. Vincent Millay, United States

This 1850s building is the narrowest residence in New York. If you think that by taking up less space your value is lower, you are wrong: in 2013 it was valued at $ 3.5 million.

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4. Kanonia 20-22, in Poland

In the left corner, there is a house so squeezed by its neighborhood that it can barely be perceived. Its construction dates from the 17th century, a time when the property tax was charged based on the area occupied by the property.

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5. The Wedge, Scotland

Although wider at the back, the facade of this Great Cumbrae, Scotland house is only 1 meter wide. Who wanted to live in it, in 2015, would need to shell out about 110 thousand dollars.

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6. The Skinny House, in the United States

After their father's death, two brothers inherited a property in Boston. But as one of them was in combat in the war, the other took the opportunity to build a house on most of the land, leaving his brother a smaller piece, about 3 meters wide.

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7. Singel 166, in the Netherlands

At only 2 meters wide, this is the narrowest property in the Dutch capital, Amsterdam.

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8. Hollensburry Spite House, United States

In order to prevent vandals and carriages from entering a dead end, an owner of several properties in this region decided to build this skimpy house. It is in the US state of Virginia and was built in 1830.

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9. 9-storey building in Spain

This building in A Coruña, in northwest Spain, shows the incredible ability of engineering to adapt to the intense demographic density seen in urban centers.

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