Sometimes the red tape involved with building your dream home makes it more work than it's worth. But Robin Falck found a loophole that allowed him to build this lakeside cabin without annoying regulations or permits: . You see, in Finland you only need a permit if your home is bigger than 96- to 128-square feet, so Falck enlisted the expertise of an architect to help him design and build a 96-square feet micro space.
Nicknamed the "Nido," which is Italian for "bird's nest," the home is meant to blend into it's natural surroundings. Falck prioritized the lake views and natural lighting with the help of the lake-facing window that takes up almost the entire wall. Recycled materials added to the natural vibe and helped keep costs low.
Even better? Falck didn't have to wait months or years until his cabin was move-in ready. In fact, with the exception of the statement window and front door, which took a few extra weeks to be delivered, the home was built in just two weeks.
So what do you get with such minimal square footage? The bottom level is a cozy, lounging area that blends seamlessly into an outdoor patio space with super comfortable-looking stuffed recliners and a fire pit for cool evenings. When Falck is ready to retire for the night, he has a 50-square foot loft bedroom with a bed and storage for all of his clothes.
Take a spin through the cabin to see just how cozy it is:
Another perk of this small space? It only cost Falk only $10,500 to build it — yep, just one more reason why this was probably the least stressful design and build of all time.