Swedish flat-pack furniture company IKEA has been a household staple for years. And they appear to be at the forefront of creativity and innovation, after completing their tiny home project. You’ll have to be pretty minimalist to live here, but you could do it in comfort and style. Just make sure to keep the place tidy because if there’s a mess, you can’t hide it.
The tiny home has been built upon a flatbed trailer, meaning it allows for you to live your traveling home dreams. And it’s perfect for the socially-distant times we’re living in. On top of that, the home would come completely prebuilt – a departure from IKEA’s previous DIY philosophy. And for just under $50,000, you’ll be able to pick up your very own.
Living on 187-Square-Foot
Inside the house, you’ll find all the home comforts you’ll ever need. A double bed, a cozy sofa, a stylish kitchen, and even a writing desk. Storage spaces have been tucked away in plain sight but somehow the space doesn’t feel heavy or cluttered. Thanks to the light neutral colors and multi-functional surfaces, the tiny home is both efficient and relaxing.
This house is definitely the ecologically-considerate choice. Its smaller size means it leaves a smaller ecological footprint than your typical home. It consumes less electricity, uses fewer construction materials, and is partly comprised of recycled goods. It truly opens up the possibilities of environmentally-friendly living.
Renewable or recycled materials were used whenever possible, too. The pine-paneling came from sustainably-grown pine trees, and the kitchen countertops are made from recycled plastic bottles. There are solar panels on the roof, energy-efficient light bulbs (as much as 85% less than your average,) and even a specialized composting toilet. On top of that, designers opted to wrap up the package in a tasteful Nordic design. It’s great to see our favorite furniture brand investing in a brighter, more sustainable future.