The Mountain Refuge is a new architectural design firm created by two Italian architectural designers: Massimo Gnocchi and Paolo Danesi. The both met at Polytechnic University in Milan during their studies in architectural design. Both of them share philosophical similarites led them to collaborate on various projects; thus, co-funding the Mountain Ridge firm. Furthermore, the mountain ridge prefab/tiny house firm is there genesis. Massimo and Paolo currently have operations in Europe and North America, as well, they are seeking operations in Austraila and New Zealand. Too note, this style of architectural design is gaining popularity with its do-it-yourself/organic aesthetics combined in minimizing to maximizing design capacity for the buyer and designer.