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Ikea has joined forces with tiny house firm Escape to produce a tiny house on wheels. Appropriately named the Ikea Tiny Home Project, the 187-sq-ft model is filled with Ikea products and can run off-the-grid thanks to roof-based solar panels.

 

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Furniture giant Ikea has joined forces with tiny house firm Escape to produce a one-off tiny house on wheels. Appropriately named the Ikea Tiny Home Project, the 187-sq-ft (17-sq-m) model is filled with Ikea products and can run off-the-grid thanks to roof-based solar panels.

The Ikea Tiny Home Project was created in a bid to celebrate the tiny house movement and inspire others to live more sustainably, and is a custom version of Escape’s Vista Boho XL, which is itself a slightly larger Vista Boho.

Notwithstanding the “XL” abbreviation, it’s still on the smaller side for a North American tiny house and reaches a modest total length of 25 ft (7.6 m). It’s based on a double-axle trailer and is finished in Shou Sugi Ban-treated cedar, which is the Japanese method of charring wood to preserve it.

The interior of the tiny house is arranged on one level. Visitors enter into the kitchen area, which includes an Ikea kitchen unit made from recycled wood and plastic bottles – indeed pretty much all the furniture shown is from Ikea, as you’d expect – as well as a sink, a small fridge, a microwave, and a portable electric cooktop.

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