Ideabox, an architectural firm from Portland, Oregon, has launched its "Aktiv" line of prefabricated homes which will be equipped with IKEA furnishings and appliances.
The one-bedroom modular homes are claimed to be eco-friendly, and are designed with no wasted space. They are constructed with a combination of fiber-cement and corrugated metal siding, and incorporate a standing seam metal roof and conditioned storage space. The interior features clean modern lines, open spaces, and lots of glass for indoor/outdoor living.
The kitchen offers flexibility and is designed around an open central working space. It comes equipped with an induction cook top, convection oven, counter depth refrigerator, cabinet faced dishwasher and lots of cabinet space. Furthermore, clients can select their own color schemes, with flooring to match. The bathroom features a two-sink vanity and lots of storage, while the bedroom features a functional IKEA built-in series of closet systems.
The 800 square foot (74 sq. meter) home was presented to the public during the Portland Home & Garden Show and comes with an estimated US$86,500 price tag.
Ed's note: this article was amended on 6/04/2012 to correct a reporting error - the homes are appointed by IKEA, not designed by IKEA as originally reported. We apologize for the error.