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Just Room Enough Island

Alexandria Bay, New York USA

“an island with "just enough room" to support a single house”

An island with "Just room enough" to support a single house on it. The closest island to Heart Island, on which there is a large castle. Sometimes referred to as "Hub Island". "No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main"  John Donne. This house is cutely titled Just Room Enough. At first sight, it looks a picture taken 30 seconds before somebody died in a flood, but the structure is actually built on an island exactly the size of the house.   Just Room Enough was bought by the Sizeland family in the 1950s. They purchased the little parcel of land in the hopes of having somewhere to go to to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and they figured an inaccessible island fortress with literally no earth around it on which strangers could stand would work nicely. Instead, due to the novelty of the house, the island quickly became a tourist magnet. Touted as one of the smallest (if not THE smallest) islands in the world (the lone tree gives it island status). Just Room Enough is part of the famous Thousand Islands, an archipelago of 1,864 islands that straddles the Canada-U.S. border in the Saint Lawrence River as it emerges from the northeast corner of Lake Ontario.

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July 29, 2014

the locals call it mother in law island for apparent reasons

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February 17, 2015

are there any pictures of the inside of this tiny house? would love to see it.

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January 22, 2015

Does anyone know who lives in this home? Or is it for sale.

I would love to feature this home on a show i'm casting for on the the FYI Network.

Please email me if you know any leads. My email is

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