Wednesday's Homes section of the New York Times profiled a cottage on the outskirts of Helsinki Finland.
The cottage in question belongs to a husband and wife team of architects and they built their little slice of heaven for €30,000 ($42,000 US).
They were looking for a getaway and rather than build something far from the city, they built this cottage in a recreational park ten minutes from home.
At 150 square feet, they report that there's ample room for the couple and their two kids to relax and unwind. In their design, they took a page from the boat builder's handbook and built in space to hide everything when it's not in use.
The home sports a high-efficiency fireplace and tatami mats that heat automatically when the temperature drops below 40 degrees.
I love the idea of living in a small space, and a small space on the shores of the Baltic sounds like an ideal get away. It does to me at any rate. What do you think? Could you live in a small space?