An alley between an old tenement block and a tower block in Warsaw, Poland, will be the location for the skinniest house in the world.
The four-storey home will have a bedroom, lounge, bathroom and kitchen, stretching back nearly 40ft, but instead of the traditional staircase, each floor will be accessed by a ladder.
It will take over from the world's current official narrowest house, The Wedge, on the island of Great Cumbrae
The Wedge, off Scotland’s North Ayrshire coast, measures just 47 inches at the front - but spreads to 22ft as it moves back from the road. It was sold as a holiday home in 2000 for £27,000.
‘Ours is the same all the way through, so we are narrower for longer,’ said one of the Polish design team.
‘I saw the gap and just thought it needed filling. It will be used by artists,’ said architect Jakub Szczesny of the tiny space between the Warsaw blocks.
The first resident will be Israeli writer Etgar Keret after British historian Norman Davies turned down the chance to live there.