Thursday, 11 May 2017 13:26

If you needed any more proof that tiny houses are so hot right now, the bijou MUJI Hut will seal the deal.

The Japanese homewares and lifestyle brand has outdone itself with its latest creation, a chic ‘hut’ that’s just over nine square metres (smaller than the average single bedroom).

The elegant, stripped-back hut is built to order on site from Japanese timber with a concrete floor. The blackened exterior is inspired by traditional Japanese shipbuilding, where cedar is burnt to strengthen it and given an oil-stain finish. The inside walls are left untreated.

It’s not as portable as the sorts of tiny homes that get towed around on trailers, but MUJI claims it can be built anywhere for around $36,000 AUD. But even if you’ve got the ready cash, there’s one catch: not only do you need to own a plot of land to put it on, but it needs to be in Japan. But that doesn’t mean you can’t dream about it, right?