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Writer moves into new 36-inch wide house

A WRITER has moved into a new house in central Warsaw that has been described as Europe's narrowest residential building.

Just 36 inches wide as its narrowest point, the building is wedged into the narrow gap between two existing blocks of flats on the edge of the former Warsaw Ghetto.

The structure was designed by Polish architect Jakub Szczesny and is never more than 60 inches wide.

"It contains all necessary amenities such as a micro-kitchen, mini-bathroom, sleeping cubicle and tiny work area, all accessible via ladders," Mr Szczesny explained.

The building's owner is Israeli writer Edgar Keret, who said he conceived the project as a kind of memorial to his parents' family, who died in the Holocaust during World War Two.

Irish Independent