With audiences lapping up the sprawling and grandiose homes in TV shows like Grand Designs, it's clear that many of us aspire to bigger houses with breathtaking views and endless gardens.
But Polish architect Jakub Szczesny has positioned himself at the other end of the spectrum - by creating a home that is so narrow there is not even room for a staircase.
At less than five feet at its widest point, and a pinch over three feet at its narrowest, the Warsaw house - built in an alley between two other buildings - does not even have room for windows. It is claimed it is the skinniest house in the world.
There's not even enough room for a window - sunlight comes through small holes in the bedroom.
Because there is only a total floor space of 46 square feet in the two-floor iron structure, residents have to use a ladder to go up a level.
The project is called the Keret house - named after Israeli writer and filmmaker Etgar Keret, who has headed the art project and will live in the property, on-and-off, for six months.
It does not offer much in terms of luxury. The bathroom is nothing more than a toilet with a shower head installed almost directly above it.
Aspiring cooks will also have a tough time in the Keret house. There is minimal space for cutting, washing and cooking.
It is best to use fresh food in the home. The fridge only offers space for two drinks.
Inviting friends for dinner is not really on the cards. There are only two fixed seats at the dinner table. That sticks out of the wall.
The bedroom is no less spartan. It is functional though, featuring a tiny bed and desk.
Books can be stored in an alcove behind the bed.