Muji offers Japanese public a “whole new life” for $26k

"Who hasn’t dreamed of living somewhere they really want to be? The tools to make that dream a reality are now available. It’s not as dramatic as owning a house or a vacation home, but it’s not as basic as going on a trip.

"Put it in the mountains, near the ocean, or in a garden, and it immediately blends in with the surroundings, inviting you to a whole new life."

This was Japanese retailer Muji’s sales pitch for its 9 sq m prefabricated wooden cabin, which it has just offered to its domestic market.

The $26,400 building is clad in cedar wood, scorched to increase its strength and lined by cypress plywood. The floor is finished with mortar and the foundation is a reinforced concrete raft.

The hut comes with a sliding french window and offers extras such as insulation and electrical outets.

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  1. what about the quality of life (as it seems different requirement for a Japanese and a Westerner)

  2. These small size houses may be the norm by 2050 for most people with rising population and deminishing land in urban areas.

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