Living small is cool. Especially if you own a cool small cabin like this!
Working on permits is a hassle. It takes a lot of time and effort to get an approved piece of paper allowing you to build a house.
But what if you needed to create a home at once and you don’t have the luxury of time to wait for a permit?
Well, you will get an idea of what you could do with what this Finnish designer has made. In truth, when we saw this, it made us think that we can really build homes this small and skip the permit.
Although, we recommend that you check your area. Don’t forget to review your area’s building code and zoning restrictions as it might vary.
Robin Falck wanted to build his own place but with his mandatory military service coming in less than a year, he doesn’t have enough time to build a big house and to work on the permits.
Since a house that is less than 96-128 square feet doesn’t require a permit in Finland, Robin designed a house that will save him from getting a permit.
Using locally sourced and recycled materials, Robin Falck was able to create this cabin.
The small cabin is located in the woods which he discovered while hiking. When he saw the place, he knew it is where his cabin belongs.
He designed the house during the winter months and started building in the month of June. Materials were hand-carried to the site.
The first floor of the cabin has a lounge area and micro-kitchen. Looks super cozy, don’t you think? We love how he designed it wit large open windows.
The second floor has a sleeping area and storage.
The design of the windows allows natural light to get into the house. It is also a perfect way to get a good glimpse of the stars at night.
Robin spent two weeks to finish his small cabin. He spent around $10,500 excluding his own labor.
If you are wondering how the small cabin really looks like inside, this floor plan will show you. It illustrates how the pieces of furniture are arranged.
We sure do love this place! Aside from its location, the design is also intelligently done and yes, Robin Falck‘s carpentry skills is really excellent that he was able to create a home as stunning as this.
He really planned everything well resulting in a gorgeous small cabin.
Do you know how he calls his place?
He calls it Nido which is an Italian term for bird’s nest.
Yes, with a dwelling this small, it can really be compared to a nest. And with the skills of Robin, he was really able to build a home like how a bird could build a nest.