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Inside Britain's Smallest House (Which Is Still Depressingly Bigger Than Our Flat) (PICTURES)

12/08/2013 11:11 BST | Updated 12/08/2013 11:45 BST

You have to wonder if the last occupant of Britain's smallest house - Robert Jones- was a bit of a sadist; the fisherman was 6ft 3 inches tall.

Yet the diminuitive size of the house (also known as Quay House) didn't deter Mr Jones in 1900, and it hasn't put off the thousands of visitors who come each year to the Welsh village of Conwy to look at the quaint 16th-century building.

The house has just two cramped rooms and can only fit in four people at a time. Visitors from all over the world - including the States and Japan - come for the tours, which take place daily, and feature guides wearing traditional dress.

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The house measures only 1.8 metres wide, and was registered in the Guinness Book Of World Records as Britain's smallest house. Admission is ridiculously cheap too - 50p for kids and £1 for adults.

OTHER SERIOUSLY WEENY THINGS:

Smallest dog: Standing just 10.16 cm (4 in), the world’s smallest dog living in terms of height is Boo Boo, a long-haired female Chihuahua, owned by Lana Elswick of Raceland, Kentucky, USA.

Smallest country: Vatican City.

Smallest muscle: The stapedius, which controls the stapes in the ear. The muscles is less than 0.127 cm (0.05 in) long.

Smallest waist: It belongs to Cathie Jung (USA, b. 1937), who stands at 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) and has a corseted waist measuring 38.1 cm (15 in). Un-corseted, it measures 53.34 cm (21 in).

Source: Guinness Book Of World Records

britains smallest house

We love an underdog story - and the smallest house in Britain is no different. The Daily Mail reported local tour guide Anne Fletcher as saying that the neighbouring houses, which were also tiny, were torn down by local authorities. But local people protested about Quay House being torn down, and raised enough money to buy it and turn it into a tourist attraction.

She says: "There is a little living room with historical pictures and items. And stairs lead up to the six-foot by eight-foot bedroom.

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"All the cooking, washing and toilet activities would have been performed outside. For many people this house is a total eye-opener."

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