16 May '12, 12pm

96 Sq. Foot Finnish Micro-Cabin Built Small To Forego Permits

96 Sq. Foot Finnish Micro-Cabin Built Small To Forego Permits

The image of a secluded cabin in the woods recalls the simple, idealistic idyll of Henry David Thoreau's Walden , free of the impositions of society. This beautiful micro-cabin, built beside a lake in Finland, was constructed to go under the radar of Finnish building regulations, which require one to get a permit for anything that is larger than 96 to 128 square feet, depending on the district. © Robin Falck Anticipating a one-year stint in the military, owner Robin Falck decided to design a cabin that wouldn't require getting tangled in bureaucratic red tape. Built with a 50 square foot loft above for sleeping and storage, and a ground floor lounge/living area and kitchen and bathroom, the house is designed to maximize the allowed area, plus boosting the capacity for great acoustics and natural daylighting. In addition to the tall window, there's an adjacent deck for a gr...

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