The MUJI Hut

From the number of times I’ve mentioned it here, from Berlin to Japan, you probably know that I’m a fan of the Japanese MUJI anti-brand.

Now MUJI is in the housing business, or at least the small shelter business, with the MUJI Hut.

A very special little place, all your own—MUJI Hut

Who hasn’t dreamt of living somewhere they really want to be? The tools to make that dream a reality are now available. It’s not as dramatic as owning a house or a vacation home, but it’s not as basic as going on a trip.

Put it in the mountains, near the ocean, or in a garden, and it immediately blends in with the surroundings, inviting you to a whole new life.

This was the vision behind our radically new MUJI Hut concept.

The result is lovely:

MUJI Hut (from

At roughly $36,000 (3 million yen), this not “affordable housing” by any measure.

But if I were to look for a way to borrow a little piece of the woods or the shore for my own, this is exactly the form factor I’d be looking for.

(via Spoon & Tamago)