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  • Tiny Ottawa Home

    A couple's eight-foot wide home in Ottawa, Canada, displays contemporary architecture in a small space. Architect Robert Matthews, who designed and owns the home, can almost reach the sides of his house if he stretches his arms. Matthews is principal of ema ARCHITECTS INC. in Ottawa.
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  • Tiny Ottawa Home

    The home belonging to Robert Matthews and his wife spans about 584 square feet. He calls it the GennY House, for Generation Y, which tends to be more mobile, Matthews says. The home is the couple's response to the "McMansions" of the country.
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  • Tiny Ottawa Home

    "The modern, Japanese inspired infill located close to the Ottawa River in Ottawa's old west end is eight feet wide at its front and flares to a more spacious 12-feet-wide at the rear where the living room is located," writes the Ottawa Citizen's Elizabeth Payne. "Those are exterior measurements, however. Inside, there is about one foot less of space across."
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  • Tiny Ottawa Home

    The couple plans to keep another home in rural Eastern Ontario.
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  • Tiny Ottawa Home

    The home has a large veranda and second-floor balcony that has sliding screens made from cedar.
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  • Tiny Ottawa Home

    The bedroom in the tiny Ottawa home.
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  • Tiny Ottawa Home

    The kitchen in the home.
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    The bathroom in the home.
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