The smallest inhabited island in the world can contain a house

The smallest inhabited island in the world can contain a house

There is a small island on the border of the United States and Canada with only one house and one tree. It was built by its owners as a vacation home, but has become a tourist attraction.

The name Just Room Enough Island is apt, as there is only one home on the 310-square-foot island. When the Sizeland family bought the land in the 1950s, it wasn’t even considered an island. In this section of the Saint Lawrence River, in an archipelago called the Thousand Islands, three conditions had to be met for this:

  • It must be greater than one square foot (0.093 square metres),
  • It should remain above the water surface all year round,
  • It must have at least one tree on it.

So the Sizeland family planted a tree next to their vacation home, so the plot was declared an island, its original name being Hub Island.


At that time, they did not expect tree planting to become a tourist attraction of their property. With this, they forcibly won the title of the smallest inhabited island in the world, which, of course, also attracts tourists. Then the family renamed the island with its current name – writes Oddity Central.

Click on the image below to view our gallery of the island!

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