Swedish furniture giant Ikea will rent out a tiny apartment in Tokyo, Japan for only ¥99 ($0.87) per month – bills not included.
The Shinjuku area has one available unit for the 107-square feet room.
Apartment furnished fully with furniture from the company will be available to rent starting December 15, 2021 and ending January 15, 2023.
Website claims that tiny apartments are based on optimizing vertical space to open up the possibilities for small spaces.
Up to December 3, the retailer will accept applications from tenants who are at least 20 years of age. Sign up to an Ikea Family Profile and apply for a place in the rental market.
Ikea offers a bedroom with small sofas and a table, as well as an area upstairs that can be reached by a ladder.
The bedroom is decorated with warm and inviting decorations so that anyone who lives there can relax.
This humble home also features shelf space and a small closet. It has a kitchenette, washing machine and bathroom with toilet and shower.
The Shinjuku area has one available unit, measuring 107 square feet.
Website claims that tiny apartments are based on optimizing vertical space to maximize the potential of small spaces.
To advertise the Tiny Home campaign, Ikea created a mascot – a shark real estate agent called Blåhaj who ‘just loves small rooms’.
The retailer has even created a series of small videos featuring Blåhaj’s quest to set up the tiny apartment in advertisement.
Apartment furnished fully with furniture from the company will be available to rent starting December 15, 2021 and ending January 15, 2023
Swedish furniture giant Ikea will rent out a tiny apartment in Tokyo, Japan for only ¥99 ($0.87) per month – bills not included
The mascot can be seen in Ikea stores in Shibuya, Harajuku or Shinjuku and will be showing off the best in-store items for small urban spaces to shoppers until December 3.
Japan’s 20- and 30-year olds are very fond of tiny apartments.
A real estate company in the country called Spilytus manages the Ququri line of apartments which make up only 49.94 square feet.
In February 2020, most of the 1,200 of the dwellings were being rented out, SoraNews24 reports and the popularity doesn’t appear to be waning.
Tokyo has the highest population density in Japan with 6,158 inhabitants per square kilometre, according to Tokyo Metropolitan Government.