If visiting Just Room Enough Island, visitors must be very careful because “just a step away, you will find yourself swimming.”

Once recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s smallest living island, Bishop Rock is a lone lighthouse located on the Scilly Islands of the United Kingdom. However, after being renovated in 1982, Bishop Rock was abandoned. Since then, the title of the smallest island inhabited by Earth belongs to a floating beach on the St. River. Lawrence, New York state.

The smallest island in the world, in the rising season. 


According to statistics, the Thousand Islands (Thousand Islands) located on the border between the United States and Canada have 1,864 islands. Locally conventionally, these floating lands above the immense water are counted as part of the Thousand Islands population, provided that they are above the level of the St. River. Lawrence annually, it is sufficient to have land to grow two tall trees or bushes.

In the 1950s, a wealthy Sizeland family bought Hub Island, one of the smallest islands in the region. Based on the river level on Google maps, Just Room Enough is about 306 square meters, about half the area of ​​Bishop Rock in the dry season.

The Sizeland family makes full use of the vacant land to plant a tree and build a small house. The new owner renamed the island Hub “Just Room Enough” (meaning “just wide enough”).

Facade of the house. 


The Sizeland’s wish for a secluded home to relax on the weekend seems to be hard to come by. The house and the island quickly became an attractive tourist destination for sightseeing tourists on the river. The Washington Post once recorded that if you visit the island, visitors must be very careful because “just a step away, you will find yourself swimming.”

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