Minimalist homewares mecca has long served as a design destination for spare, artful furnishings and home accessories. Now, the Japanese brand is poised to expand their design philosophy further, extending their aesthetic from items within the home, to the living space itself with a new line of prefabricated tiny homes.
The cult design label announced the MUJI Hut concept in fall of 2015, and fans have been waiting on tenterhooks for the product to reach the market ever since. Now, it’s finally here — but only if you live in Japan. If the company plans to release the tiny home line elsewhere, they are keeping it to themselves.
True to MUJI’s signature minimalist style, the 97-square-foot living spaces are defined by clean lines and utilitarian materials. The exterior is cladded in burnt cedar, while the interior is simply finished in Japanese cypress. The floors are plain mortar. Every inch of the architecture is intended for function, from the slightly angled roof to shed water, to the sheltered porch.
Inside, there's just enough room for a bed and a wood-burning stove. Large double doors flood the space with light, while a small secondary window provides a cross- breeze. Prospective Hut-owners can expect to pay ¥3,000,000 for the home, or roughly $27,000, in addition to any costs associated with construction or land development.
Check out the space below.