Inside the smallest house in Britain that's just 6ft wide

Inside the smallest house in Britain that's just 6ft wide

We know your rented flat might feel teeny-tiny (especially if you live in London), but is it quite as cramped as this house in Conwy, North Wales?

We doubt it – this particular property holds the Guinness World record for the smallest house in Great Britain.

The house is just 6ft wide and 10ft 1in tall, with only 1.5metres squared of usable floor space.

Don’t worry, it’s not being rented out or sold for an extortionate price.

Instead, the house is a bit of a tourist attraction, having been built more than 400 years ago.

It’s currently owned by Jan Tyley, whose family the house has been passed down through for over 130 years.

Funnily enough, its last known occupent was a 6ft 3in tall fisherman – who must have found his dwellings a bit cramped.

Now, after 400 years, the house finally has a sofa, delivered as a PR stunt from furniture brand Snug.

They’re keen to show that they can deliver sofas for the smallest and most awkward spaces, so going to the smallest house to prove their case makes a lot of sense.

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Plus, they’ve just launched a new sofa, called The Small Biggie, which makes the perfect fit for the place.

Hundreds of visitors watched this week as the sofa arrived and was assembled.

It wasn’t an easy process. After the two-man Snug delivery team made it through the miniature front door frame, they had to put together the sofa piece-by-piece in the downstairs room, which serves as the lounge, kitchen, and bathroom – and even manages to fit in a fireplace.

The sofa just about fit, and owner Jan Tyley is pretty pleased.

‘The house is over four-centuries old, and I told Snug multiple times there’s no chance a sofa will get in there,’ she said. I even measured up and drafted a floor plan for them, but their representative was adamant they’d pull it off and I have to say, I’m amazed.

‘We have people from all over the world coming to visit, and I’m delighted we can add another chapter to the house’s story – the year the house got its first ever sofa!’

Snug is now vowing to sort out sofas for other people’s small spaces, and urges anyone keen to send in a photo and description of their most awkward space to

They’ll pick three of the most challenging spaces, then attempt to deliver a sofa. If they manage it, you get to keep the sofa for free. If the space defeats them, you’ll get £1,000 in cash.

Worth a go if you happen to have a tiny and strangely shaped home, we reckon.

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