An Island Just Big Enough for a House

. . . And a Tree


At first glance, you might think the family who lives on this small island must have turned their back on society and embraced a solitary existence, having chosen to live on a small island with just a house and a tree.  However, the Sizemore family actually had this house built on this island called “Just Room Enough Island,” between Ontario and New York, as a vacation house to get away once in a while from the hustle and bustle of city life.  But then it was so unique that people got curious and started streaming in, disrupting the solitude and privacy they thought they could have in this island.  This little house on an island with a solitary tree remains a symbol of every person’s longing to be by himself every once in a while, to enjoy some peace, quiet and solitude.  Take a look at the photos and tell us what you think on our Facebook Page!


Just Room Enough Island is part of the Thousand Islands in the St. Lawrence river.  It is the smallest of the 1,864 islands in the famous archipelago shared by the cities of Ontario and New York.  Just Room Enough Island counts as a legitimate part of the Thousand Islands because it satisfies these state-given criteria:  1) Above water level year round; 02) Have an area greater than 1 square foot; and 3) Support at least one living tree.


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