Have you ever dreamed of owning a detached home, but thought that you don't have the budget to cover it? Well this could be your lucky day, because a detached property has gone on the market in Sheffield for just £99,000. The only slight downside is that it's a bit on the small side. In fact it's just a tiny 359 square feet, and features a kitchen/living room, bathroom, and (somehow) a double bedroom. It is being called the smallest detached house in the country.
The home is being marketed by Haybrook estate agents. They say it's a converted Coach House in the grounds of a huge Victorian pile - which has since been turned into flats. Bizarrely, the property also comes with a detached garage - which is pretty huge. It could come in handy if you have any belongings that won't squeeze into the main property.
A spokesperson told the Daily Mirror that this is the smallest detached house they've ever seen, but is it the smallest in the UK?
It is a long way from being the smallest. That title belongs to Thimble Hall in Youlgrave in Derbyshire, which is officially the world's smallest detached house.
The coach house is also a long way shy of being the smallest inhabited house in the country. A hot contender for this title went on the market earlier this year, when a converted storage shed in Islington was put up for sale at £275,000. At 188 square feet it was smaller than some family tents, and the bed was only squeezed into the property by putting it on a platform suspended over the kitchen.
Flats, meanwhile, come far smaller. The tiniest we have come across to date is 7 foot 6 inches by three foot 4 inches, and was made from a storage cupboard in Notting Hill during the property boom of the 1980s. The studio flat hasn't been on the market recently but is said to be worth in excess of £100,000.
But what do you think? Is living on a smaller scale a great way to cut back on excess and live within your means, or would it drive you potty?
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Would you pay £275,000 for a home that's smaller than some family tents?