The smallest island in the world is inhabited

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

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Once recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the world's smallest living island, Bishop Rock is alone 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 in the Earth belongs to a floating beach on the St. Lawrence River, New York state.
Just Room Enough Island
The smallest island in the world, in the rising season. Photo: Twitter.
According to statistics, the Thousand Islands region located on the border between the US and Canada has 1,864 islands. The locals convented, 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. Lawrence River 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, 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 Hub island into "Just Room Enough" (meaning "just wide enough").
Just Room Enough Island
The facade of the house. Photo: Grunge.
The Sizeland's wish for a detached home to relax on the weekend seems to be hard to come by. The house and the island quickly became an attractive tourist destination with visitors sightseeing 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."

The smallest island in the world is inhabited The smallest island in the world is inhabited Reviewed by Duy Khiêm on September 05, 2019 Rating: 5

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