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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

DIGITAL TRENDS: IKEA launches $86,500 flat-pack home — but don’t worry, they’ll build it for you
If you’re the kind of person that breaks into a cold sweat when called upon to perform even the simplest of do-it-yourself tasks, then you’ll be delighted to know that IKEA offers help with constructing its latest product — a flat-pack house.

The Swedish furniture giant is famed the world over for its affordable furniture and accessories, but this is the first time it’s come up with a building in which you can put it all.

Called aktiv and retailing for $86,500, the house will be the first in a series of designs offering people an eco-friendly Swedish-inspired home with a functional, wide-open living area that makes careful use of all the available space.
If I had all the money in the world, this is something worth placing in a vacant lot somewhere in the city. As long as Chicago's residential zoning code will allow it. One way to provide some affordable housing or a starter home for aspiring homeowners.

Akin to those Sears' kit houses from the 19th century