The 19th century Thimble Hall in Derbyshire's Peak District is in the Guinness Book of Records as the smallest detached house in the world. This tiny one-up, one-down cottage measures 10ft 3in by 12ft 2in and is 11ft 10in high, with only one door, a ladder instead of a staircase and no bathroom or kitchen. About 100 years ago, the cottage was home to a family of eight. In more recent times it has been used as a cobbler’s workshop and an antique shop.
Thimble Hall, Youlgreave, Peak District, England is the tiniest detached house in the world, measuring 11 x 10ft 10 x 3ft and 12 x 12ft high. In the past it has been used as a Butchers, a Cobblers, and antique shop and about 100 years ago housed a family of 8 even though it only had two rooms and connected by a ladder!