The mini mobile home sector has been growing for some time in very diverse countries and this evolution has led to the Swedish furniture giant, Ikea, to enter a market that has many numbers to continue to progress for years to come. And it is that more and more people are considering a nomadic and more sustainable life outside the city in exchange for sacrificing space.
In collaboration with the American specialist in mini houses Escape Homes, and based on one of its models called Vista Boho XL, the Swedish company has developed its particular Ikea Tiny Home.
It is sold by Ikea and has an area of 17 square meters (Ikea).
This is how the Nordic multinational has baptized its first foray into the world of mini houses, in which it intends to carve out a niche in the near future.
This project emerged at the end of 2019 with the intention of creating a mini house that would serve only as a traveling display of Ikea products that can be adapted to small spaces. Finally, the idea has led to a product in itself that offers a mobile home designed to accommodate two people inside.
The mobile home is designed to accommodate two people inside (Ikea).
This house on wheels has an area of 17 square meters and integrates a fully equipped kitchen, a living room, an office area, another for a dining room with a sofa, a bedroom with a double bed and a small bathroom.
All this except the bathroom is distributed in an open space full of windows thanks to which an excellent interior luminosity is obtained during the daytime hours.
The bathroom of the house (Ikea).
Despite its limited size, the house has considerable storage space and practically everything you need for everyday life. In addition, it should be noted that it has solar panels on the roof and water saving systems in the kitchen and bathroom.
It also has a tank and a piping system that allow it to be self-sufficient for a few days.
The mini house is built on a double axle trailer, which allows its occupants to move it from one place to another, towed by a suitable vehicle (Ikea).
The mini house is built on a double axle trailer, which allows its occupants move it from one place to another, towed by a suitable vehicle.
Likewise, this housing alternative has specific thermal insulation and a air conditioning and heating system that make it possible to use it in very diverse climates, both with strong heat and intense cold.
Multifunctional elements have been used, such as the dining table that can be used as an office or folded down to a fraction of its size when not in use (Ikea).
Given that the use of space and the practicality of its designs are some of Ikea’s strengths, both qualities have been revealed for its Tiny Home.
With this objective, multifunctional elements have been used, such as the dining table that can be used as an office Or fold down to a fraction of its size when not in use.
All furniture is made of recycled materials or cultivated wood sustainably, in light colors so that the interior creates a more spacious impression. Among its equipment stand out energy efficient LED lights.
It has solar panels on the roof and water saving systems in the kitchen and bathroom (Ikea).
It can be connected to the electrical network in a simple way through a standard connection such as those incorporated, for example, in motorhomes.
With all the equipment indicated, this version can be purchased for about U $ S 62,000, although its price can drop to US $ 48,000 if simpler furniture is chosen.