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This tiny £70k house’s layout is making people feel queasy


Nice from the outside! A bit weird when you enter (Picture: Rightmove)

On first glance, this one-bedroom property in Manchester seems like an absolute bargain at £70,000.

But give it a minute. Take a look inside. See how you feel.

Many people have declared that photos of the house have given them major nausea – can you see why?

Hint: it’s the layout.

The property is not big. While the Rightmove ad doesn’t have a floorplan (a warning sign in itself) or note the total square footage, it does say that the combined living room and kitchen area is just 13ft 4 inches long and 6ft 5 inches wide.

Wedged into that space? A rather narrow staircase that takes you up over the hob and kitchen counters to your bedroom, where most of the space is taken up by imposing cupboards and shelves.

Welcome in! This is your kitchen, dining, and living area (Picture: Rightmove)

That staircase is not only narrow, with gaps under each of the first few steps for your feet to slip through, it also appears to be quite steep.

See why people are a tad uncomfortable?

Don’t look down (Picture: Rightmove)
There *is* some wood guarding your kitchen counters from dirt from your shoes (Picture: Rightmove)

We’d advise against looking down while clambering up the heights… or thinking about just how much it would hurt to fall on the metal steps and whack your head on the radiator just next to the bottom.

The home has been described only as a ‘terrible tiny house attempt’ with ‘only two rooms’ that are ‘the worst use of space I’ve ever seen’.

Others have noted the wild number of cupboards and shelves (we can spy 12, which is a tad excessive) along with the interesting choice to stick a cupboard door on the boiler… despite the boiler being too large and thus poking out of the top.

Upstairs is your bedroom and bathroom (Picture: Rightmove)
There’s lots of storage! (Picture: Rightmove)

Some have pointed out that if you’re willing to do a bit of a gutting and rework the space, the home could have some real potential. It’s certainly possible – we suppose someone who wants to try tiny house living could have a lot of fun.

The listing does advise, however, that the home is ‘only suitable for a single person’.

We get it – it’d be pretty tricky to bring someone home and convince them the stairs are reliable.

There’s also no outside space or garden, in case you were holding out hope.

And no, the property isn’t this small because it’s in the city centre. It actually sits on Spring Street, in Ramsbottom, Bury. Hmm.

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