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IKEA Is Renting Out A Tiny Apartment With Maximized Space For Under $1 Per Month
By Mikelle Leow, 29 Nov 2021
Image via IKEA Japan
If you can’t decide which IKEA showrooms to draw home design inspiration from, how about a prefab home that comes straight from the source?
By fully furnishing a teeny 10-square-meter (107-square-foot) apartment in Shinjuku, the furniture giant isn’t just proving to Japanese cityfolk that building a full home is possible in Tokyo’s notoriously compact spaces, but it’s also making the unit liveable for only ¥99 (US$0.87) per month.
“One of the keys is to make good use of the vertical space,” IKEA Japan explains in a statement translated by CNN Business. Pictures show that the company uses a loft bed to accommodate a work-from-home setup and wardrobe, as well as a sofa bed for the lounging area. These solutions are sold in IKEA’s stores, so you can incorporate those elements in your own home too.
“By capturing the room three-dimensionally, new possibilities open up in a limited space,” it adds.
IKEA is taking in applications from interested tenants, aged 20 and above, for a lease that would last from December 15, 2021, through January 15, 2023. Whoever lives in the apartment would have to foot their own utility bills.
Image via IKEA Japan / PR Times
To exemplify the possibilities of micro housing, IKEA Japan has tapped its beloved shark toy, BLAHAJ, to serve as a real estate agent to offer suggestions for small homes.
[via CNN Business, images via IKEA Japan]
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