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Mujirushi’s Japanese micro-houses are finally on sale to general public

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By Casey Baseel, SoraNews24

Ever since Japanese housewares and lifestyle brand Mujirushi first showed off its Mujirushi Hut microhome concepts two years ago, we’ve been captivated by the compact living spaces. Sure, there may not be space for a ton of creature comforts within their cozy confines, but the promise of maximizing simplicity and minimizing housework is an intriguing ideal.

Back in the spring, the Muji Huts went on sale for the first time, but only as part of a special joint project with Japanese company WOULD. But now Mujirushi is ready to meet the needs of more independent-minded microhome shoppers, because as of this month the Muji Huts are officially on sale to the general public, so now anyone can buy them.

▼ The floor plan of the Muji Hut (length measurements in millimeters) showing its 9.1-square meter living space and 3.1-square meter front porch

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Base pricing, inclusive of tax and construction costs, is listed at three million yen, meaning that you could own your own home for about the price of a nicely optioned Mazda Roadster/Miata.

As with just about all Mujirushi products, the design is simple and understatedly fashionable, giving the house a timelessly attractive esthetic. The sliding glass door is standard, and you can also spruce the Muji Hut up with extra electrical outlets and insulation for additional costs.

Mujirushi’s website says the Muji Hut is available for construction in Tokyo, Chiba, Kanagawa, Saitama, Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Yamagata, and Shizuoka Prefectures, although you’ll probably want to double-check with your specific municipality before finalizing payment for your new home. Once you’ve got an OK from the local authorities, the Muji Hut can be ordered from the chain’s branch in downtown Tokyo’s Yurakucho neighborhood.

Related: Mujirushi Yurakucho Branch

Sources: PR Times, Mujirushi

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It’s a shed. Cozy in the same way as a cat with a shoebox to sleep in.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

Way Way overpriced. I've looked into them (and other micro-houses) and value for money is not high.

Realistically you'd need 2 co-joined to make a reasonable micro-home, and at $50-60,000 in the current 2nd hand real estate market here that's above & beyond.

The other article today about dome houses is much more appealing.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

No insulation in the walls and single-pane glass. Typically uncomfortable and cheap Japanese home construction.

And where are occupants supposed to do their business? I dont see any evidence of a bathroom.

10 ( +11 / -1 )

Is the roof made of corrugated iron? There are companies selling small loghouses for much less than this.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

An elaborate shed. Just like most Japanese homes.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

Let's see, shall I go for the micro house, the quake proof dome house....nah, I am waiting for the mobile capsule house which can be towed by a bicycle.....I want to be trailer park trash in a small kind of way

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Japanese being very famous for low quality houses, and for the same ones in the size of a matchbox. Human being should not live in this kind of place, I cannot understand people who don't want to feel comfortable at home. These people live in few square meters under neon lights, often in very very dirty place. No heating system in winter, floors and walls without insulation, windows made by standards which are in other countries against the law. Sitting in Japanese house in winter is like sitting outside in the park.

3 ( +6 / -3 )

I suppose it's basically an extra, detached room; a bit cheaper, perhaps, than building on an extension. Good for use as a man-cave, or atelier, or for housewives wanting to branch out into teaching English at home, or quilting, or cookery, or piano, or whatever.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

This is what the world is coming to. The rich build more extravagant homes and the middle or lower earners are being pushed into rabbit hutches. Great.......

5 ( +5 / -0 )

@Knicknak

Agree entirely with the sentiment. But it's hardly "what the world's coming to."

It's the way things have always been, unfortunately....

2 ( +3 / -1 )

These homes would be perfect if fitted with the new Tesla solar roof panels and powerwall for electricity and heat!

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

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