What You Should Know Before Buying An IKEA Tiny Home

We all know that IKEA stocks the best products for all our housing needs; but did you know that they now sell the whole house, as well? The Swedish furniture company is jumping on the tiny home bandwagon that is all the rage these days in interior design. Just turn to any home or renovation channel, and you'll most likely find something about the lifestyle of living in a tiny home, such as Tiny House Big Living, Tiny House Nation, Tiny House Hunters, and more (via Zolo). Tiny homes are all the rage among environmentally conscious types with more minimalist lifestyles and design aesthetics. Indeed, their incredible popularity proves that bigger isn't always better.

According to The New York Post, IKEA partnered with Vox Creative and RV builder Escape to bring the tiny house dream into fruition. Currently, the only model available is Escape's Boho XL Wide model. But don't think just because the house is tiny that it won't cost you a small fortune — the starting price is $47,550.

Here's what you can expect from an IKEA tiny home

If you order yourself one of these tiny homes, the 187-square-foot residence will arrive on a flatbed trailer. But the best part? It's already pre-made. That's right — you won't have to fiddle around with an Allen wrench or those finicky instructions like the IKEA Malm or Lack require of you. A promotional video and virtual tour of the space shows off the home's built-in furniture, collapsible desk, queen-size bed, kitchen, bathroom, and more, all stylishly and thoughtfully placed within the compact space.

IKEA senior interior designer, Abbey Stark, described the creative process for the homes, "How I started was really listing out all the needs for the space. Like, how do you design around a wheel well and the mechanics of the home? I wanted to source renewable, reusable, and recycled materials when possible to make the space functional as well as beautiful" (via IKEA).

The pre-fab homes were certainly designed with environmental impact in mind, purportedly using approximately 85 percent less energy than a normal home, lined with solar panels, and stocked full of water reducing faucets (via Architectural Digest). So you can rest assured in your new tiny home that you're not only living stylishly, but thoughtfully.