It took just four minutes and nine seconds to install this prefabricated guest house designed by British architect Richard Horden on a site overlooking Lake Maggiore in Switzerland.
The compact prefabricated house was lifted in by helicopter and is the 16th in a series of tiny houses by Horden, of London firm Horden Cherry Lee Architects.
He first developed the concept for the Micro Compact Home back in 2005, with the ambition to create a functional and comfortable home within a 2.6 metre-wide cube.
There are now a cluster of seven in Germany and others in the Netherlands, the UK, Switzerland and the USA.
Unlike its predecessors, Micro Compact Home 016 has a lightweight frame made from aluminium rather than timber and is a metre longer to accommodate both a double bed and a dining table for eight people.
Friends drop by to see another one of those tiny houses. Originally made for a Portlandia film festival in Portland, Oregon, the video was made with great affection for the movement. The video is NOT affiliated with the tv show Portlandia.
The crew parks the Tiny House another week in Sidecountry heaven -- a.k.a. Whitewater, B.C. -- to rip it up in waist-deep blower and welcome a real-life mountain man to the Outdoor Research ambassador team.
Small is Beautiful is a documentary following four people as they build their own tiny houses in pursuit of a mortgage free lifestyle, discovering that living tiny is about so much more than just the house.