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The World’s Smallest Inhabited Island Is Just Big Enough For A House And A Tree

One misstep and you’re swimming.

A lot of us have fantasized about owning an island where we can hide away from people and live in peace. Owning an island is also a status symbol, with lots of celebrities such as David Beckham and Leonard DiCaprio buying their own pieces of land from faraway places. But most of these islands are pretty big and can hold a large estate, complete with sweeping gardens and probably basketball courts. Wouldn’t be cool to own an island that is big enough for just one small house?

In Alexandria Bay in New York state lies a tiny speck of land just big enough for a small house and a tree. Aptly named Just Room Enough Island, it’s one of the 1,864 islands located on the St. Lawrence River which separates New York and Ontario, Canada.

This tiny speck of land in New York state is called Just Room Enough Island.

The island was once known as Hub Island and was bought by the wealthy Sizelands family, who built a little cottage and planted a tree, before renaming the property as Just Room Enough Island.

If you’re an introvert, it seems like a wonderful place to spend a couple of days.

In order to be considered an island in the region, a piece of land must have an area larger than one square foot, it must remain above the water level year round, and it must sustain at least one tree. Just Room Enough Island narrowly meets those requirements.

The 3,300 square feet of land has just enough room for one house and a tree.

The house has a miniature beach and several deck chairs.

One misstep and you’re swimming.

It was the Sizelands who changed the island’s name to what it’s known at present. The family wanted the island to be the perfect weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life, but the attention it garnered from sightseers and tourists made it impossible to keep their privacy.

Measuring approximately 3,300 square feet or one-thirteenth of an acre, the island is just big enough to house a tennis court. It dethroned Bishop Rock on the Guinness Book of World Records for the distinction of being the world’s smallest island.

Just Room Enough Island is about half the size of Bishop Rock, which Guinness Book of World Records said was once the world’s smallest inhabited island. The lighthouse on Bishop Rock, which lies just off the English Isles of Scilly, became automated in 1982, so there was no need for humans to man it. That means it lost its status as an inhabited island.

The lighthouse became automated and therefore did not need humans to watch over it.

Because of this, Bishop Rock lost its status as an inhabited island.

51 Comments

  1. Nathan Lewin

    February 17, 2018 at 1:24 PM

    Kame house lmao

  2. Carmelo delos Santos

    February 17, 2018 at 6:02 AM

    How’s the sewer and plumbing??

    • Abel Ayano

      February 17, 2018 at 11:14 AM

      No need thousand miles open! All you had to do is bang!

  3. Sherry Hunt

    February 16, 2018 at 8:38 PM

    So how do you get the car over there to park it in your car garage and you don’t have to worry about cutting grass too much because if you walk outside you going to fall in the water I don’t think I want to live there that is too secluded by what and dangerous oh I guess you have to have a boat for everything instead of a car

  4. Sherry Hoffert Wilson

    February 16, 2018 at 6:43 PM

    What happens when there is a storm?

  5. Louise Arcill

    February 16, 2018 at 3:45 PM

    I want this 🤔😍😊

  6. Bay Lumba Mendoza

    February 16, 2018 at 2:30 PM

    Ok yan, wala cguro langam dian

  7. Kelly Jane

    February 16, 2018 at 1:18 PM

    Khanh Tran dream house

  8. Tung Chen Chung

    December 30, 2017 at 4:23 AM

    Looks like Master Roshi’s house

  9. Tung Chen Chung

    March 5, 2018 at 3:39 AM

    Looks like Master Roshi’s house

  10. Jeanele Nera

    December 29, 2017 at 12:54 PM

    Ytez Nera Frances Nera Tiyo Igmo 🙀🙀🙀

  11. Annie Odchigue Abao

    December 29, 2017 at 11:11 AM

    Happy nko dra mag poyo linaw pa

  12. Jeanele Nera

    March 5, 2018 at 3:39 AM

    Ytez Nera Frances Nera Tiyo Igmo 🙀🙀🙀

  13. Erickson Daniel

    December 29, 2017 at 6:51 AM

    House of master roshi. ^_^.. Gotta get them all!!!!!

  14. Mervin Rogers

    December 29, 2017 at 6:35 AM

    My kind of home

  15. Annie Odchigue Abao

    March 5, 2018 at 3:39 AM

    Happy nko dra mag poyo linaw pa

  16. Erickson Daniel

    March 5, 2018 at 3:04 AM

    House of master roshi. ^_^.. Gotta get them all!!!!!

  17. Mervin Rogers

    March 5, 2018 at 3:02 AM

    My kind of home

  18. Lorna Bello Davis

    December 29, 2017 at 12:17 AM

    what happens if high tide?

  19. Wan Mohd Norirwan

    December 28, 2017 at 10:50 PM

    Kame House..

  20. Mosarel Daligdigan

    December 28, 2017 at 10:20 PM

    i like it id love to live there

  21. Lorna Bello Davis

    March 5, 2018 at 3:04 AM

    what happens if high tide?

  22. Wan Mohd Norirwan

    March 5, 2018 at 3:39 AM

    Kame House..

  23. Mosarel Daligdigan

    March 5, 2018 at 3:04 AM

    i like it id love to live there

  24. Rosaria Liew

    December 28, 2017 at 2:30 PM

    Tats cute

  25. Johnny Elpa

    December 28, 2017 at 2:28 PM

    JoSeph LELpa wooohh

  26. Batchie Angeles

    December 28, 2017 at 2:19 PM

    Janeth Calma Soriano 😍

  27. Rãld Ghè

    December 28, 2017 at 2:03 PM

    how about high tide?

  28. Mark Anthony Castillo

    December 28, 2017 at 1:29 PM

    Bahay ni mater buten ng dragon ball yan ahhh hahahah

  29. Mikhail Christ Matthew

    December 28, 2017 at 1:07 PM

    I’d love to live there

  30. Daniel Setiawan 刘启兴

    December 28, 2017 at 12:28 PM

    Muten roshi?

  31. Iris Occeña Williams

    December 28, 2017 at 12:01 PM

    Waymie Williams

  32. Marutou Sai

    December 28, 2017 at 11:44 AM

    KAME HOUSE!!!!

  33. Belle Bells

    December 28, 2017 at 11:41 AM

    Ang ganda Kulit C Ako dream house ko na yan😊😍

  34. Jack Chen

    December 28, 2017 at 11:39 AM

    Is there a dock?

  35. Lynnette Mallows

    December 28, 2017 at 11:35 AM

    My holiday home lol

  36. Mario Escudero

    December 28, 2017 at 11:34 AM

    Andres Diggokid wish list.

  37. Rosaria Liew

    March 5, 2018 at 3:02 AM

    Tats cute

  38. Johnny Elpa

    March 5, 2018 at 3:39 AM

    JoSeph LELpa wooohh

  39. Batchie Angeles

    March 5, 2018 at 3:39 AM

    Janeth Calma Soriano 😍

  40. Rãld Ghè

    March 5, 2018 at 3:04 AM

    how about high tide?

  41. Mark Anthony Castillo

    March 5, 2018 at 3:39 AM

    Bahay ni mater buten ng dragon ball yan ahhh hahahah

  42. Mikhail Christ Matthew

    March 5, 2018 at 3:04 AM

    I’d love to live there

  43. Daniel Setiawan 刘࡫

    March 5, 2018 at 3:02 AM

    Muten roshi?

  44. Iris Occeña Williams

    March 5, 2018 at 3:39 AM

    Waymie Williams

  45. Marutou Sai

    March 5, 2018 at 3:04 AM

    KAME HOUSE!!!!

  46. Belle Bells

    March 5, 2018 at 3:02 AM

    Ang ganda Kulit C Ako dream house ko na yan😊😍

  47. Jack Chen

    March 5, 2018 at 3:04 AM

    Is there a dock?

  48. Lynnette Mallows

    March 5, 2018 at 3:39 AM

    My holiday home lol

  49. Mario Escudero

    March 5, 2018 at 3:02 AM

    Andres Diggokid wish list.

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