Tiny homes have been all the rage for a while now. They’ve become a great option for people who spend a lot of time traveling, singles, the elderly, and those who want to reduce their carbon footprint, not only because organizations are adding them to their communities to help the homeless population, but also because they’ve become a great option for people who spend a lot of time traveling, singles, the elderly, and those who want to reduce their carbon footprint. Ikea, which is famed for its ingenious ideas, has done it yet again.
If you’re unfamiliar with the term “small house,” here’s a quick rundown. These are, as the name suggests, extremely small constructions that typically range in size from 100 to 300 square feet. Despite this, they’re designed to feel like a genuine house, complete with a living room, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom.
Although the exact source of inspiration for tiny homes is unknown, many people credit Henry David Thoreau after he wrote the book “Walden.” The concept came to life at that time, in the early 1970s. People today live in tiny houses all over the world.
If you know anything about Ikea, you know that it is the ideal place to go for unique furniture, furnishings, and storage solutions. They have some of the most innovative ideas I’ve ever seen. And, while they’ve previously offered tiny houses, they’ve just changed things up dramatically.
People have two choices when it comes to little residences. They can first engage a contractor to construct one for them. Second, customers can buy a kit or a plan as well as materials to do the work themselves. But now there’s a “new kid on the block” who doesn’t require any assembly.
Ikea’s no-assembly-required tiny house has sparked some debate… sort of. Some people consider it more of a trailer than a tiny house because it is on wheels and has a hitch to pull it. It is, however, still marketed as a tiny house because it meets all of the requirements.
Ikea, as is customary for them, spent a lot of time and thought designing this tiny house. They wanted it to feel spacious and give the homeowner with all of the amenities found in a standard-sized home. They were successful, as you would have predicted.
To get the idea off the ground, IKEA teamed up with Vox Creative, a media company, and ESCAPE, a Wisconsin-based tiny home, and RV builder, to create the 187 square foot residences.
Ikea went above and beyond with its tiny house, as expected. For starters, it’s visually appealing from the exterior. Then, because it’s on wheels, owners may transport it if they ever wish to relocate.
With the environment in mind, this home provides some surprising eco-friendly features. It has a composting toilet, solar panels, and on-demand hot water provided by a supply system heated by the trailer’s power. And keep in mind that these are just a handful of the many benefits.
On the inside, you’ll have plenty of natural light thanks to the huge windows on both sides of the little house. It also has nice furnishings that fit in the 187-foot room perfectly. There’s also a private bedroom and a fully functional bathroom.
If you’ve ever considered living in a tiny house, you should take a look at Ikea’s Escape Vista Boho XL. Every inch of the area has been designed using high-end materials to improve the living experience even further. You’ll forget you’re in a little area since it’s so wonderfully designed.
Watch the video below to learn five things you should know before purchasing an IKEA tiny house: