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Sussex: Sussex house that used to be a donkey cart shed could be the narrowest in Britain.
It is smaller than a cricket pitch and anyone over 6ft can touch both side walls with arms outstretched.
Sandwiched between two unremarkable houses in the middle of a terrace, it looks like something out of Harry Potter film.  It is only 6ft wide and 21ft from front to back.
Yet in that tiny space is an entrance hall, kitchen and shower room on the ground floor, a first-floor living room and a bedroom in the eaves.
Owners Ian and Racheal Boyle believe that the former donkey-cart shed in Brighton, Sussex could be Britain’s narrowest inhabited terrace home and have written to Guinness World Records.
The couple, who run a publishing business, bought the building in the Hollingdean area of Brighton for 8,000 pounds (Rs. 5.7 lakh), 12 years ago. They spent another 15,000 pounds (Rs. 10 lakh) turning it into a stylish pied a terre and now rent it out.
Racheal (45), said, “There was still straw and bits of cart in the mezzanine storage area, which we have made into the bedroom.” The ground-floor kitchen has a door to the garden, which is the same width as the house and 10 ft long. A staircase provides access to the living area — just wide enough for a two-seater sofa — and a wooden loft ladder on a pulley system leads to the bed area.

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