Many of us rely on IKEA for affordable basics for our homes, but would you live in a home that is purchased at IKEA? That is the idea behind the Aktiv, IKEA's first foray into architecture.In collaboration with housing design studio Ideabox, Ikea offers a pre-fabricated single family dwelling that will be sold in the Pacific Northwest and will come furnished with IKEA products. Priced at around $86,500 for a one bedroom, one bathroom house, the concept of the Aktiv is to create a home that implements the Swedish design company's philosophy of affordable, space conscious, eco friendly design.
Swedish furniture company IKEA, has collaborated with Oregon architectural firm Ideabox, to launch a prefabricated house in the U.S., named the "Aktiv." The IKEA-themed dwelling is a one-bedroom home centered around space-saving furniture and products.
The hip and modern house was outfitted taking into consideration the demands from Pacific-Northwest homeowners, and is designed to be eco-friendly. It is equipped with facilities such as a dual-flush toilet and energy-star electronics.
A combination of fiber-cement siding, corrugated metal, and a standing-seam metal roof make up the exterior of this all-in-one home.