Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Still no work has been done on the tiny house.

It's been such a cold spring this year it's not to inspiring to work out side. Having said that it has extended our snowboarding and skiing time so we have been playing up in Whistler and locally on Grouse Mountain.

I came across this post card at a friends house that I'm helping out with some personal organizing.
This is what I found out about it on Wikipedia

Britain's smallest house
The Smallest House in Great Britain, also known as the Quay House, is a tourist attraction on the quay in Conwy, Wales. The 3.05 metre by 1.8 metre (10 feet by 6 feet)[1] structure was used as a residence from the 16th century until 1900; as its name indicates, it is reputed to be Britain's smallest house.
The house was lived in until 1900, when the owner was a 6ft 3 inch (1.9 meters) fisherman named Robert Jones. The rooms were too small for him to stand up in fully and he was eventually forced to move out when the council declared the house unfit for human habitation. The house is still owned by his descendants. In June 2006, there was a 50% loss of tourists to the house because of roadworks that was being done nearby.[1]
This house is currently red. It stands nearby the Conwy Castle walls and people can enter for £1.00 (or 50p for children). There is information about the house inside. A Welsh lady stands outside most days. The upstairs is so minute that there is room only for one bed and a bedside cabinet. Visitors can't walk about on the 2nd floor, but can view it from the step ladder.
There's just about enough room for one stove, a water tap, a bedside cabinet and a bed.