For a while now, tiny houses have been all the rage. Not only are organizations adding them to their communities to help the homeless population but they’ve also become a great option for individuals who spend a lot of time traveling, singles, the elderly, and those who want to lessen their carbon footprint. Ikea, known for its fantastic solutions, has done it again.
What’s a tiny house?
In case you’re not sure what a tiny house is, here’s a simple explanation. As the name implies, these are super small structures that typically range in size between 100 and 300 square feet. Even so, they’re designed in a way that makes them feel like a real home, complete with a living room, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom.
A growing trend
Although the specific inspiration for tiny homes remains a mystery, a lot of people give Henry David Thoreau credit after he published a book called “Walden.” It was at that time in the early 1970s when the concept came alive. Today, people around the globe live in tiny houses.
If you know anything about Ikea it’s that this company is the best go-to company for innovative furniture, furnishings, and storage solutions. They have some of the coolest ideas ever. And while they’ve offered tiny houses in the past, they recently changed things up in a dramatic way.
No assembly required
When it comes to tiny houses, people have two options. First, they can hire a contractor to build one for them. Second, they can purchase a kit or a blueprint and materials to handle the construction themselves. But now, there’s a “new kid on the block” that requires no assembly whatsoever.
A little controversial
Ikea’s no assembly required tiny house has become a topic of controversy… somewhat. Because it sits on wheels and has a hitch to pull it, some people consider it more a trailer than a tiny house. However, it’s still advertised as a tiny house because it fits all the criteria.
A stunning home
Just as Ikea has always done, they put a great deal of time and thought into creating this specific tiny house. They wanted it to feel roomy and provide the homeowner with all the comforts they’d enjoy from a standard size residence. You guessed right… they succeeded.
Ikea partners up
In order to get the project off the ground IKEA partnered up with the media company Vox Creative as well as Wisconsin-based tiny home and RV builder ESCAPE in order to come up with the 187 square foot homes.
Just as expected, Ikea went above and beyond with this tiny house. For one thing, it’s aesthetically pleasing from the outside. Then as mentioned, because it’s on wheels, owners can take it with them if they ever decide to move.
With the environment in mind, this home offers some unexpected eco-friendly benefits. It includes a composting toilet, solar panels, on-demand hot water thanks to a supply system that’s heated via power from the trailer. And remember, these are just a few of the many perks.
A beautiful interior
With large windows on both sides of the tiny house, you’ll enjoy plenty of natural light on the inside. It also boasts comfortable furniture that fits perfectly in the 187-foot space. There’s also a fully-functioning bathroom and a private bedroom.
If you’ve seriously thought about tiny house living, you should check out Ikea’s Escape Vista Boho XL. Every inch of the space is made using high-end materials that further enhance the living experience. It’s designed so well, you’ll forget you’re in a small space.
Keep in mind that hundreds of other tiny house designs exist. However, knowing how well Ikea succeeds at creating customized and innovative solutions, this is one you should definitely check out.
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