MUJI is now selling flat-pack, minimalist homes

The global Japanese high-street store, MUJI, known for their practical wares and minimalist stationary, have broken into into the pre-fab construction game.

Named the Plain House, or Yo No Ie, this flat-pack home is made to adapt to any living environment.

The open plan, one-bedroom house combines comfortable interiors with outdoor-living. One side of the house has large glass sliding doors that lead out onto wooden a deck with space for a fire pit.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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MUJI created the house in order for people to embrace and take charge of their own space. Being easily constructed and single-storey, it can be erected anywhere - from a scenic moutaintop to the end of your garden.

They believe it is perfect for first time buyers or grandparents who want to be closer to family.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"Yo no Ie enables you to interact with gardens that are difficult to realise in such urban areas," says MUJI.

"You can buy it for the first time, at the end of your home after the children have settled, or as a villa. [Yo no Ie] should be a pleasant answer for a comfortable home."

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The "comfortable home" consists of a single large bedroom, a spacious kitchen/dining area - containing the brand's own storage range, a bathroom and living room, all naturally lit by the huge sliding doors and windows leading outside. The sleek exterior is panelled in sophisticated Japanese cedar, which then continues down into the decking.

Costing around AU$211,000, including professional construction, it is an economical alternative to self-building. Unfortunately, the pre-fab homes are currently only available in Japan, but MUJI shops are now in Australia, so it may only be a matter of time until you can buy your flat-pack house.

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