Ikea Is Now Selling Tiny Homes — and They’re As Stylish As You’d Expect

By: Jenelle Cameron

Ikea Is Now Selling Tiny Homes — and They’re As Stylish As You’d Expect

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For decades, Ikea has decorated and organized homes across the world, thanks to its ready-to-assemble furniture. Now, the beloved Swedish company is taking its dedication to home goods a step further with the creation of its very first tiny home.

With a focus on sustainability, Ikea’s latest product doesn’t sacrifice any luxuries or comforts, despite its compact size. According to Lonely PlanetIkea partnered with Vox Creative and RV and tiny home builder Escape to design the tiny home with eco-friendly features. 

Built as part of the Ikea Tiny Home Project, the trailer is a customized version of Escape’s Vista Boho XL model. The added features include solar panels, composting toilets, and an on-demand heated water supply, powered by the trailer, Lonely Planet reports. Potential buyers can get a better idea of what their new abode might look like through an online shopping experience created by Vox. The Ikea-specific website allows audiences to explore the home and buy furniture or other knickknacks to personalize their tiny home. 

"It was a natural pairing," Escape founder Dan Dobrowolski told 
Lonely Planet. "We feature many Ikea products in our various tiny home designs around the country, as they mirror the renewable, reusable, and recycled materials we incorporate into the actual structures."

The custom build took 60 days to complete, with Ikea senior interior design leader Abbey Stark telling 
Lonely Planet that she “wanted to source renewable, reusable, and recycled materials when possible to make the space functional as well as beautiful.”

And she succeeded in that mission. The whitewashed panels of the tiny home are made from sustainably grown pine, while the kitchen cupboards are fashioned with recycled bottle tops. The entire home is also decorated with neutral tones and includes practical features such as built-in storage and a collapsible desk. 

The Ikea BOHO XL model from Escape starts at $47,550.

Jessica Poitevien is a Travel + Leisure contributor currently based in South Florida, but always on the lookout for the next adventure. Besides traveling, she loves baking, talking to strangers, and taking long walks on the beach.

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