The idea of a compact lifestyle has always been attractive to me. Unlimited freedom from unnecessary clutter? Yasssssss! Sure, it’s not for everyone but maximising simplicity could also mean minimising house work with being “out there” in the world.
In an ideal world (ie. with no bills to pay or an Instagram persona to upkeep), living my best life would definitely be off the grid…
As a minimalist urban farmer to be exact… in Japan… in a Micro Hut by Muji.
In a country like Japan where it’s populated with independent-minded shoppers, it makes total sense for Muji to meet the needs of its consumers. The debut preview of Muji’s micro-home happened in November 2015 during Tokyo Designers Week founded by designers Naoto Fukasawa, Jasper Morrison and Konstantin Grcic.
According to DesignBoom, the micro hut is constructed at a height of 10 square meters, spacious enough to fit in four people comfortably for a tea party. Its architectural elements include a large mirror, a porch and flooring that’s fabricated for heating as well as easy-to-clean benefits. All of the wood used to build the hut is sourced locally from Japan.
It is now available for purchase at the cost of 3,000,000 Japanese Yen (approx. $26,000 or €23,000) with a warranty that covers the building frame for five years and the rest of the hut for one year.
Stepping into a Muji store itself is a free therapy session to soothe the soul, but would you go to the extent of living in a minimal compact space like this for the rest of your life?
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