Tiny “Spite” Houses

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Continuing my interest in tiny houses, here’s a post about tiny “spite” houses.

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I came across this blog post about spite houses, which are

A building constructed or modified to irritate neighbors or other parties with land stakes. Spite houses often serve as obstructions, blocking out light or access to neighboring buildings, or as flamboyant symbols of defiance. Because long-term occupation is at best a secondary consideration, spite houses frequently sport strange and impractical structures.

A couple of the highlighted spite houses are tiny!

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The Hollensbury Spite House:
John Hollensbury vs Horse-drawn Wagons in Alexandria, Virginia 1830

More info here.

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The Skinny House: Sibling Rivalry in Boston, Massachusetts 1874

More info here.

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The Alameda Spite House:
Charles Froling vs Neighbour & the City of Alameda, California 1900s

More info here.

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The O’Reilly Spite House:
Francis O’Reilly vs Neighbour West Cambridge, Massachusetts 1908

More info here.

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The Montlake Spite House:
Typical Neighbourly Clash in Seattle, Washington 1925

More info here.

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