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Woman Who Owns UK’s Smallest House Gives A Glimpse Inside

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Woman Who Owns UK’s Smallest House Gives A Glimpse Inside

The woman who owns the UK's smallest house has given a glimpse of what its like inside. It's very, very small, in case you were wondering.

Jan Tyley is the proud owner of the smallest house in the UK, which stands at 122" tall, and just 72" wide.

The teeny house, in Conwy, North Wales, comprises just two rooms - one upstairs and one down.

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Due to its size, the property can't be lived in, but Jan keeps it open as a tourist attraction for six months of the year.

Speaking to the Mirror, Jan said: "The house has been in my family for five generations.

"My great great grandfather bought it in 1891 as a letting property. But nine years later the council told him it was too small to be a house and they wanted to pull it down.

"Luckily, he was good friends with the editor of the local newspaper, who started a campaign to find out if it was the smallest house in the country."

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The house was saved after homeowners across the UK were urged to measure their houses to see if a smaller one could be found and when one couldn't be found the council stepped in and spared it from demolition.

Although it was saved from the wrecking ball, the house was deemed too small to live in and has since been used as a tourist attraction.

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Credit: PA

The house has held the Guinness World Record for smallest house in the UK for 100 years - and despite its small size, it welcomes thousands of visitors each year.

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Inside, the house has been kept pretty much as it was a century ago with a small iron bed and basin - but if you do fancy a visit make sure you go for a pee beforehand as the property is too small to have its own toilet.

Downstairs is kept largely unfurnished as Jan isn't sure much else could fit in there.

Although Jan did recently allow sofa company Snug show her that one of their specially designed mini sofas could fit inside the property.

Workmen install one of Snug's mini sofas into the house. Credit: PA
Workmen install one of Snug's mini sofas into the house. Credit: PA
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The mini sofa was short-lived as even that took up too much space in the tiny house. Credit: PA
The mini sofa was short-lived as even that took up too much space in the tiny house. Credit: PA

But the new addition was short lived, with Jan explaining: "We have upwards of 50,000 people visiting every year and it's hard enough for them to move around as it is."

Fair enough.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: UK News, Interesting, Wales

Claire Reid
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