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5 IKEA Launches Fully-Furnished Pre-Fab Homes!


Swedish home furnishings giant IKEA has teamed up with Oregon-based firm Ideabox to launch IKEA’s first line of prefabricated houses in the U.S. called ‘Aktiv’ (Swedish for active). The one bedroom homes are designed to be eco-friendly, built with a fiber-cement siding and corrugated metal.  The homes are also furnished with a complete IKEA package that includes TUNDRA maple flooring, PAX wardrobes and ABSTRAKT cabinets. A model of the home was on display at the Portland Home & Garden Show and each unit is expected to be priced at US$79,500.  See some slideshows of the home here.

5 comments:

Rebecca said...

This is a great idea, would love to buy one so hope they come to the uk! Although, I love ikea but I wouldnt need all the furniture!x

Tanya @ Lovely Greens said...

Brilliant - thanks for sharing this Poppytalk!

Rebecca, I think they'd come across more issues in the UK since planning permission is so uppity here. But who knows...maybe we'll see something like this soon :)

Vanessa said...

Oh, I'm so in!

Melissa@Julias Bookbag said...

This is so FASCINATING! What great prices -- I think they are darling.

Kelly said...

That is so interesting!There houses look so much better than our pre-fabs here in the US...