The Skinniest House in America

Skinniest House in America
The aptly nicknamed Skinny House at 708 Gladys Avenue (corner of 7th Street) in the Rose Park neighborhood of Long Beach, California, USA is a narrow three-story house that has been cited by both the Guinness Book of World Records and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not as the nation’s skinniest house. The Tudor style house was built on a lot measuring 10 feet by 50 feet in 1932 by N. Rummond, who received the land as a repayment for a $100 loan one year earlier. He built the 860-square-foot house after someone bet him that he could not build a habitable house on such a small lot.