Ikea's Flat-Pack Vilage

DIY furniture giant company IKEA has teamed up with a building company Live Smart At Home to make the world's first flat-pack village:

The new owners, who are due to move in next month, will not be facing a DIY nightmare as the homes have been assembled for them.

The 36 flats and 57 houses range in price from £90,000 to £160,000.

Ikea teamed up with building company Live Smart At Home, which provides affordable housing, to create St James' village in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear.

The name "St. James' Village" is SO unlike Ikea. I think they should've named it something like Kråp Köndö: Link

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At the Living Smart at Home site, they said the first residents will be moving in early March. I would love to hear first hand from actual owners or residents of these flat pack homes, how they like it and if the construction seems as stable and secure as normal homes.
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The Krap condo comment gave me a good laugh. I think modular/prefab housing is a great idea, but if the quality of the construction and materials of the houses is anything like Ikea's furniture, I'd rather not.
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