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Tiny or Not… The Small Wedge House in Finland is Awesome!

It’s not tiny… But it’s still relatively small and you’ll find it to be one of a kind. You have a waterfront view and one of the neatest porches I’ve ever seen. Inside the house, you’ll find beautiful pine walls, floors, and ceilings.

The large windows bring the scenery to you inside while you enjoy the simple/minimalist nature of the home’s design. The house is called Villa Mecklin and was designed by Huttunen-Lipasti-Pakkanen Architects in Finland.

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Small Wedge House in Finland… What do you think?

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Small Wedge House - Interior Pictures Small Wedge House Interior Small Wedge House - Porch with awesome view Small Wedge House - Fire on the porch Small Wedge House Floor Plan


  1. http://www.trendir.com/house-design/finnish-lake-house.html
  2. http://coolboom.net/architecture/villa-mecklin/
  3. http://architecturelab.net/07/villa-mecklin-by-huttunen-lipasti-pakkanen-architects/
  4. http://www.h-l-p.fi/2010/villa-mecklin/

Thank you to Timothy who’s a reader that I talked to on the phone today. He doesn’t know it but he got me inspired to jump on here today to show you this amazing small house in Finland.

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  • February 14, 2011, 5:15 pm

    VERY cool- I might link that o’er on my site as well. Love it! I have another down-the-road cool vid dealing with the workshop July 9th (Massachusetts)- and yackin’ about you, etc- I’ll send it sometime soon-ish…..we’re gonna have an INSANE amount of stuff going down in one single day- can’t wait!

  • BigWarpGuy
    February 14, 2011, 9:03 pm

    I think it is a small house with a really nice porch; IMO.

  • jay
    February 14, 2011, 9:26 pm

    That’s nice all right. Do you suppose the bathroom is that long narrow room in the middle next to the small bedroom? One of those pix is either in the basement or in another building on the property. It kind of looks like you can see the wedge house in the background through one of the windows.

    • Beth
      April 30, 2012, 11:00 pm

      I was wondering the same thing…. where’s the bathroom?

      • May 1, 2012, 8:16 am

        Hmm, not sure where the bathroom is. Maybe it is that narrow space Jay’s talking about.

        • Eric
          July 8, 2013, 8:47 pm

          The photo with the 2 chairs is in the sauna, looking towards the house.

    • Doc
      September 1, 2013, 12:25 pm

      That long narrow room is the “var” in fin. I cannot translate. Perhaps a balcony. It has a door on the floor plan but also has a large opening from there to the living area as seen in the pic of the living room kitchen so I am guessing not the WC. 🙂
      Perhaps it’s in the sauna bldg. ???

      • Mia
        February 17, 2014, 10:06 am

        Var is shortening from varasto=storage, no indoor toilet in this building, probably an outdoor toilet. This is asummer cottage, not meant to living full-time.

  • February 15, 2011, 2:56 pm

    Jay I didn’t even think about the bathroom! I’m not sure where it is..

    • David
      February 16, 2014, 1:05 pm

      While many house reviews I have seen tend to skip over the bathroom, perhaps due to embarrassment or squeamishness, it is usually the first thing that I look for. After all, just how long can you go without access to a washroom?

  • February 15, 2011, 2:57 pm

    Sounds good Deek. I’m looking forward to all that’s going on with your workshop it’s going to be awesome. Maybe scary. Talk to you later!

  • February 15, 2011, 2:58 pm

    Hi BigWarpGuy. Thank you for coming through here and leaving your comment!

  • di
    April 21, 2011, 5:05 pm

    Decks increase property tax, maintenance and use of valuable resources.

    I enjoy standing and sitting on the earth.

  • Ron
    July 31, 2012, 9:14 pm

    Seeing that fire in the middle of the wooden deck makes me nervous!

  • LaMar
    February 16, 2014, 12:50 pm

    Well, all that material for a porch and porch walls would probably build a tiny house. I like a nice porch and that is an outdoor living space and work area on my cabin but it doesn’t need to be that big to be usable. Love the lake view!


    • Eric
      January 23, 2019, 4:21 pm

      Hey Deek… yes the deck is large but for a very good reason. The house is built upon a small sloping area of rock… has bigger piles at the rear of the house for support. The deck goes out over rough-ish rock so I would say that it is not a waste of resources but fulfills a very important function.

      For all we know they may host large groups e.g. Scouting groups or similar.

  • Rich
    February 16, 2014, 8:42 pm

    This is a vacation retreat. It is likely that the toilet facilities are in the sauna or a separate outbuilding farther inland where there is soil or maybe public facilities. Scandinavians value their long summer nights by an open fire but might not want to sit on rocks, hence the wood deck somewhat shielded from the wind.

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