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A little nest by the lake

Nido House is a simple, functional, creative, sustainably driven space in scenic Helsinki built overlooking a lake in Finland.

Designed and built by Robin Falck, Nido is just 96 square feet, has a 50 square foot loft, and required no permit to build. Loosely translated Nido means Bird’s nest in Italian, which speaks to the feeling created inside by the large facing window open to the lake.

The angle and size of the window gives the interior a lot of natural light, you can even admire the stars during the night. I wanted to welcome in the beautiful surrounding. On the first floor I have a lounge area with a micro-kitchen. The 2nd story loft is for sleeping and storage. All the materials are local or recycled and carried to the spot by hand to keep the nature untouched - Robin Falck

robinfalck.com