For over 35 years, the Japanese retailer Muji has been making innovative and minimalistic household items. So it only seems natural for the retailer's next big step to be making homes themselves. 

And that is exactly what the company has done in a very chic way, using a style known as prefab architecture. Prefab usually means constructing a home almost entirely onsite. The new Muji houses are small but incredibly efficient and go for as little as $200,000.

The Muji houses come in three distinct styles, the Vertical House, the Window House, and the Tree House. And as the photos show, the buildings are very basic in nature and the interiors almost look like an IKEA showroom. But they are also designed to really save space and include as many furniture pieces as possible. 

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