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Tiny House For Sale

One of Britain's tiniest homes goes on sale for £77k - even though it's just SIX foot wide and has no indoor toilet.

The tiny two-storey cottage has one bedroom, a living room and a kitchenette as well as an outdoor toilet, and has been put up for sale for £77,000 cash only.

The house measures eight feet seven inches wide at the front, but reduces to six feet three inches towards the back.

Owner Malcolm Cross has used the property in Colchester, Essex as a commercial store for electrical equipment for the last 30 years.


He said: "Unfor­tunately we haven't got bathroom facilities here. We've only got cold water and there's a WC outside.

"I bought it from an elderly lady who lived here with her son. It has been perfect for what I've used it for.

"I love it to this day. It would be a nice little cottage for somebody if they were willing to do some work on it."

The estate agent described the house as "a charming Victorian end of terrace cottage" which requires moder­ni­sation.


The listing added: "The property is quite possibly the smallest house in the oldest recorded town in England." 

However, despite its tiny size, the cottage is not the smallest house in the UK.

The current record holder is a home in the Welsh fishing village of Conwy, which measures just ten feet tall and six feet wide.

The Colchester property has been put on the market the same day official figures revealed the average UK house price has risen to £254,000.

“Would you want such a tiny house? Not much bigger than the beach hut” says Greengates Builders Merchants Accrington, Lancashire. 

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