‘Skinny house’ is puzzling viewers as they don’t understand how to live in it

People have been left scratching their heads after a video of a ‘skinny house’ went viral on TikTok.

A user named eli.korn_ posted a video of the unusual house, which is located in Deerfield, Illinois and is thought to be ‘famous’ among locals.

The property, which is also known as Pie House, is currently on the market for just under $270,000 (£206,999).

Social media users were puzzled by the bizarre home due to its small size and many couldn’t understand how anyone would be able to live in it.

Responding to the video, one person said they found the house to be “deeply upsetting”, another wrote: “That’s not a house, that’s a hallway.”

A third added: “How does someone live there?”

After taking a look at the estate agent listing, it appears the property isn’t quite as tiny as it initially seems.

It’s called the ‘Pie House’, because like a slice of pie, it’s smaller at one end and gradually gets wider towards the other side.

The property description reads: ” You can now own Deerfield’s famous Pie House!

“This iconic home is larger than appears, with over 1600 square feet of living space including the finished basement.”

The property is also said to feature two bedrooms, with one located in the basement, as well as two “and a half bath”.

In the replies to the original TikTok video, which has now been viewed more than one million times, a user named charlieweissman12 offered an explanation for the unusually-shaped house.

He claimed the piece of land the home was built on was a “triangle lot” which the owner got cheaply, as no one else wanted it due to the awkward shape.

As a result, the Pie House was built to maximise the square footage of the lot.

So there you have it folks!