A miniature house built in an alley is for sale for £200,000 despite the ground floor being the size of a Ford Transit van.
The tiny path in York, which features a full living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom, is only three feet wide at its narrowest point.
The ground floor also measures 18 square meters, while Ford’s largest Transit van is about the same size.
Any future owners should also be aware that the house contains unusual caveats.
The extremely small £200,000 one bedroom house in York built in an alleyway
The living room area is so small that it has a folding dining table (upstairs) and stackable chairs
Old laws state that whoever buys the house may not use it for glass blowing, forge or steam engine.
The one bed is so small that it has a folding dining table and stackable chairs to make the most of the small space.
It even has a small courtyard where the new owners can enjoy the sun.
Estate agents Linley and Simpson, who are selling the property, said: ‘A fabulous one bedroom detached property with a well proportioned lounge, separate fitted kitchen and first floor bathroom.
‘Ideal as a home close to the city, but the property would also be an excellent investment opportunity.
‘The internal accommodation starts with a small hall. The hall leads to the living room, a lounge bathed in light through a south-west facing window.
Despite the size of the house, the York property still features a full kitchen
The one bedroom house on Earle Street has old laws ranging from – you are not allowed to use the house for glassworks, a blacksmith shop or to house a steam engine
‘The ground floor is completed with a fitted kitchen with various upper and lower cupboards and a built-in oven and a gas hob.
‘On the first floor is a spacious bedroom and finally there is a three-part bathroom. There are also the benefits of gas central heating and double glazing throughout.
‘Outside the property is a small courtyard to enjoy and street parking is available nearby.’
A fully equipped kitchen overlooks a private patio, while there’s room for a full bath in the upstairs bathroom.
The innovative space is for sale in York and is built in an alleyway sandwiched between university accommodation and residential areas and just a short walk from the historic city centre.
The average width of the kitchen and bathroom upstairs, the size of which narrows throughout the room, is only 1.6 meters.
The width of the larger lounge averages 2 metres, with a two seater sofa fitting snugly over the end wall.
There is not too much space for a party in the courtyard
The map, created by Linley & Simpson, looks extremely thin and narrow when laid flat
The courtyard is the perfect size for two chairs and a table.
A transfer of land made between a Richard Martin and Eli Ball in 1899 decreed: ‘No house or building then built or to be built on the said piece of land shall be used as or for any Glass Works, Pot Manufactory, Forge Smith’s Shop or any noisy, noisy or objectionable trade or manufacture.
“And that no steam engine may be operated in such house or building, nor may such house or building be used as an inn or cafe, or for the sale of intoxicating drinks.”
Stephen Ralph laughed, “Well, that doesn’t fit into my plans for a steam-powered pub where gamblers blow their own glasses!”
Paul Horrocks quipped, “Needs a garage door at the end… Ah no, it’s narrower than a car!”
Tom Wallace added, “Pricey for a two-story shed.”
And Leroy Burnley said, ‘£200,000 for a rabbit hutch.’