Compact Living: New MUJI Huts are a Minimalist’s Dream

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MUJI, a Japanese brand known for its inventive approach to design, has finally released its tiny minimalist hut, which we previously featured here.

The trendy brand introduced these portable huts as a means of encouraging the idea of compact living without having to compromise on comfort and style. “It’s not as dramatic as owning a house or a vacation home, but it’s not as basic as going on a trip,” explains MUJI. The compact home offers a sense of ease and versatility because it can be moved and re-situated to a different location. “Put it in the mountains, near the ocean or in a garden and it immediately blends in with the surroundings, inviting you to a whole new life.”

The huts are made from burnt cedar wood, which is known for its durability, thanks to its use in traditional Japanese shipbuilding techniques.

The 9m2 huts are spacious enough for four occupants to stay for a holiday or weekend away. MUJI huts go on sale in August 2017.

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