‘Just Room Enough Island’ has just enough room for a house and a tree!


Have you ever fantasized about owning your own island? A majority of the population has, at one point in their lives, thought about how nice it would be to own a luxurious island all to themselves. It is a symbol of affluence when a person says they own an island because only the extremely rich can afford to own an entire land form.

Well, that is not the case when it comes to this particular island located along the Saint Lawrence River which is situated between New York and Ontario, Canada.

Just Room Enough Island is the world’s smallest inhabited island and it is owned by the Sizeland family

It is part of the Thousand Islands archipelago where islands of all sizes can be found in its group

There are certain requirements that need to be followed in order for a piece of land to enjoy the designation of an island.

The land mass must be larger than one square foot, remain above the water level year-round, and sustain at least one tree

In order to meet the specifications, the Sizelands made an effort to bring in a tree onto the island and set up a front lawn so their home on the water can officially be considered as an island

This conservative 3,300 sq ft land based in the water is just enough for a house and a tree. It was supposed to be a cozy little space for the family but since the island has been named the smallest island in the world, the Sizeland’s home has become a tourist spot.

They no longer have their private island to themselves and so the hunt continues for the perfect getaway location

Share and comment below if you want to have your own private island someday!


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