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Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Biggest and Smallest Houses in the World
We’re living in a world of records, many of them unknown to most of us, some of which absurd but others fascinating and worth having a look at. For some general trivia on houses and their extreme sizes, here are the smallest house and the biggest one in the world.
On the outskirts of Sebastol, this small house has been a childhood dream for artist builder Jay Shafer that created it. The entire house has only 96 square feet, basically smaller than most of people’s bathrooms. It is equipped with a stainless-steel kitchen, customized storage and has a classy wood interior. The artist’ next dream is to create a community of such small houses, connected by walking paths, having the same shrunk size as the homes.
On the other hand, the biggest house in the world belongs to royalty, as you might have guessed. The world’s biggest house is Windsor Castle, located in England, Berkshire, with a surface of around 484,000 square feet (about 45,000 square meters). Having its structure changed over the centuries, the castle now occupies 13 acres of land, having 1,000 rooms. Along with Buckingham Palace in London and Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Windsor Castle is one of the principal official residences of the British monarch. The resident is Queen Elizabeth II that made the castle her home beginning with 1952.