IKEA making prefab homes

MoccasinOctober 1, 2012

Not new, since it was in April that this was written,and, it's been going on in Europe for several years.

Isn't it something, that this big corp which understands small home design and furnishing and LIVING, is thinking along those lines.

Anyway, once again, this is from LifeEdits. Take a look.

And why not? To have a total house for about $86K is not bad.

Here is a link that might be useful: Prefab IKEA

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Moccasin

And, then to top THAT, there is this:

IKEA IS DESIGNING ITS OWN CITY.

How about that one?

Very logical extension of the IKEA concept. But I really hope it doesn't end up shaped like a rhino or an elephant, the way the newly designed cities in China are reportedly being designed.

Here is a link that might be useful: IKEA designed city

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 12:00AM
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flgargoyle

I can't help it, but all I can picture is someone trying to load enough boxes to build a house into their min-van.......

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 6:08AM
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marti8a

LOL Jay. I've put together some Ikea furniture, I sure wouldn't want to live in an Ikea house.

    Bookmark   October 2, 2012 at 11:38AM
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jakabedy

I like that house. I like the whole pre-fab idea in general, and it appears these folks have managed to get the price point down a bit, to about $115 per square foot. The pricing is usually much higher, so pre-fab typically loses its appeal (to me) when comparing to stick-built prices in the majority of the country.

We've considered building something like this for my mom. We've got three acres and a couple of nice wooded spots where it could be tucked and we would all still have some privacy.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 9:45AM
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Moccasin

Great! Even if not the IKEA concept, it is an option to build.

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 12:33PM
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xantippe

We actually went in one this summer. It was incredibly cute. It made us regret (a little) our recent old house purchase. Everything was very well thought out.

    Bookmark   October 6, 2012 at 12:42PM
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marti8a

I've been rethinking this concept and my original opinion. We've been exploring housing alternatives for dd. However, $86K for a small house is pretty pricey when that doesn't even include the land.

    Bookmark   October 8, 2012 at 6:05PM
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