The Muji house offers buyers the chance to have a custom-designed home at a fraction of the usual cost. Each house is built to fit the clients' plot of land and their individual requirements. There are three templates on offer, all with changeable layouts:
Ki no ie (Wooden House), an open-plan design with no partitions and painted exterior walls;
Mado no ie (Window House), a plaster wall house with vaulted ceiling and windows whereever the customer chooses to put them; and
Asa no ie (Morning House), a flexible design ideal for a family with growing children.
From the July/August 09 issue of Monocle.
If you can clear the kanji (which I cannot) you may find that Muji no le has a lovely website and a blog »