You Can Rent a Tiny IKEA Apartment for Less Than $1 a Month

published Dec 1, 2021
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For those looking to dip their toes into the tiny living lifestyle in Tokyo, IKEA is offering the deal of the decade. IKEA Japan completely furnished a micro-apartment in Tokyo’s Shinjuku district, and the Swedish retailer is now letting IKEA Family members rent it for just 99 yen per month — that’s about $0.86 USD.

The apartment itself is just over 100 square feet and includes a kitchenette, washing machine, bathroom, and lofted sleeping space. IKEA Japan wants to drive home the fact that tiny living is not only possible, but it can be comfortable and stylish using several pieces of IKEA furniture that convert into something else, take up vertical space, and/or are easy to move, thanks to the fact that they’re on wheels.

For example, the VALLENTUNA sofa transforms into a bed for guests, and the IVAR vertical storage system can be completely customized to suit your needs.

The fully-furnished micro apartment is part of IKEA Japan’s overall “Tiny Homes” campaign, which aims to promote small-space living in Tokyo and beyond. It’s headed by the brand’s famous shark real estate agent, Blahaj, who has explained the design process of creating comfy tiny homes in various YouTube videos linked to the website.

The apartment will only be available to rent until Jan. 15, 2023, and the rental application is due by Dec. 3. You must be a member of IKEA Family to apply, but you can join the membership and also apply for the apartment over on the IKEA Japan website.

Tiny living has never looked so good — and costed so low.