TikTok video of 'skinny house' goes viral, baffling viewers

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Viewers pointed out the strange abode appears no wider than a doorway. Photo credit: Zillow.

This article was first published in August 2020.

If you live in an inner-city Auckland apartment, you're probably used to not having a lot of space. 

But this infamous house on a US street appears to really take the cake when it comes to 'tiny houses'.

TikTok user Eli Korn recently shared a video of the extraordinary "skinny house" in Illinois, bemusing over a million viewers. 

In the video, the house appears to be a long, rectangular shape, not much wider at each end than a doorway. 

"That's not a house, that's a hallway," one user wrote.

"One gust of wind and it's all over," another joked. 

But as it turns out, you don't have to be as skinny as a rake to live in the unusual abode. 

Instead, previous owners bought a triangular section of land for a particularly cheap price and decided to utilise the space as much as possible. 

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The house actually tapers off to a point, containing a small bathroom. Photo credit: Zillow.

According to a recent listing on US real estate site Zillow, the two-bedroom house actually is much wider at one end, before tapering off to a point containing a small bathroom. 

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Locals refer to the house as "the pie house". Photo credit: Zillow.

The house is reportedly infamous among locals who refer to it as the "pie house" since its shape is just like a slice of the dessert.