Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ideabox Introduces Mini/Micro Home Series

Ideabox, the West Coast prefab company that caused quite an uproar this year when it was erroneously reported that they had joined forces with IKEA to produce a home. Read "When bad PR is really good PR."

Now Ideabox has another line of homes they are pushing on the west coast tree hugger crowd called the MiniBox. It has a starting price of $42,000 FOB for the 200 sq ft model...that's only $210 a square foot. Sounds quite reasonable...not!

Here is what you get for your money:

The last time I saw something like this was at a Gypsy encampment. What are they smoking in Oregon?

I have said in the past that I was going to be more tolerant of the tree hugging, prefab crowd in the west but I simply don't understand why I even try. Sorry Ideabox, but I think any positive PR you got from the IKEA situation just went up in smoke.

Can't you just envision hooking up your 1954 Hudson to the MiniBox and heading on vacation?

If you stayed in it for 10 vacation days a year for the next 10 years, it would only cost you $420 a night. But seriously, they are selling them as permanent housing.


Terry Fox said...

I can't imagine that someone is building something this old looking and ugly and calls it new.
Have modular companies lost their minds?

Anonymous said...

I cannot for the life of me figure out who in their right mind would buy one of these things! You could get a pretty nice RV for less and actually have more space in it. They need to quit smoking that wacky week out their on the West Coast!