Amazon has been selling tiny homes for several years. But as you can buy pretty much anything you want on Amazon, why am I even surprised? You could even buy a tiny home during November’s Black Friday. And they proven so popular that some tiny homes are now out of stock (as of 1 December). So does that mean Amazon could transform the tiny home movement?
“It’s not a movement about people claiming to be ‘tinier than thou’ but rather people making their own choices toward simpler and smaller living however they feel best fits their life.” [Small House Society]
In the early twentieth century Sears catalogues sold more than 70,000 tiny home kits. They were shipped on railroad boxcars and included everything from siding and lumber to flooring and shingles.
Amazon house kits are shipped in three packages to the customer’s door. And the e-commerce giant claims that the Amazon prefab houses for sale can be built by two people in three days. Oh, but you’ll need to purchase and build your own foundations and install your own plumbing, electricity and gas supplies.
Tiny homes are a compelling living option for millennials as tiny homes sit somewhere between renting and buying
Many millennials are choosing tiny homes because they have significant student loan debt or bad credit. And some have seen their parents struggle during the last recession or two. There are many other reasons, of course.
But whilst Amazon is now synonymous with the one-stop shop, is this taking it a bit far? Or could the e-commerce giant help turn tiny home living from a niche movement into an international housing solution? I’ll leave you to judge for yourselves.
Either way, with tiny homes available to buy both from Amazon and IKEA, the term clicks and mortar has taken on a whole new meaning….
Amazon Has Tiny Houses To Buy For Your Backyard, And They’re Selling Out Fast
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Going down an Amazon product rabbit hole, you can find just about anything. There’s some weird stuff out there, like this Nicolas Cage sequin pillow and a wine bra. But deep into the patio and outdoor category, you’ll find one major (OK, huge) item that you probably didn’t know existed on Amazon: tiny houses.
If you can’t get enough of the TV shows that are all about tiny house-living, you can actually live out your own tiny home dreams by purchasing one from Amazon. There’s one caveat, however — the tiny houses come as a kit that you then have to build yourself. But if you’ve been looking for your next backyard DIY project, we’ve found it.
While you’d expect tiny homes to be a bit of a splurge purchase
Allwood’s 172-square foot Solvalla Studio got so popular after customers found it on the site in May 2019 that it sold out in less than a week. (And it just most recently sold out.
Right now, Allwood is the primary brand that’s selling these tiny house kits on Amazon, and unsurprisingly, they aren’t cheap. One of the most affordable options is one that’s 113-square feet going for a mere $5,350. But there’s one that’s even selling for more than $49,900!
What’s interesting about these kits when you read the product description is that they can be built by two people in just eight hours. Each “cabin kit” also comes with all the building materials and directions you would need. There’s even an option that can make a five-room tiny house! Plus, a majority of the options are less than 250 square feet too, in case your space is limited.
While these tiny cabins could act as little backyard getaway, they don’t come with electricity or utilities, which is an added expense. And if you’re wondering exactly how you could use this tiny home, well the product description mentions that they are ideal as a “backyard recreation lounge, guest house or even a home office.”
Oddly enough, these tiny homes are one of Amazon’s most sought-out products right now. So if you have the space, the time and the money, it might be worth investing in, to finally live out those tiny house dreams of yours.
Allwood 540 SQF + Loft Avalon Cabin Kit, $32,990
Allwood Escape 113 SQF Cabin Kit, $5,350
Allwood Ranger Cabin Kit 259 SQF and 168 SQF Loft, $19,990
Allwood Bella Cabin Kit 237 SQF, $19,900
Allwood Timberline Cabin Kit 483 SQF, $34,900
Allwood Eagle Point Cabin Kit 1108 SQF Cabin Kit, $49,900
Originally published on www.intheknow.com.
This $52,000 Smart House May Convince You To Finally Move Into A Tiny Home
By Emerald Pellot
If you’ve resisted joining the tiny house movement thus far, there’s a new option on the market you may want to consider.
Nestron builds affordable and sustainable tiny houses. The company integrates design, manufacturing, trading and research and development to remain on the cusp of mindful housing. The Cube 2 is the latest and largest addition to Nestron’s line of Cube smart houses.
The fully-furnished home is 265 square feet and complete with a kitchen, living room, bedroom and bathroom. But its star features are more than just the bare necessities.
Nestron designed the dwelling to serve a family of three to four. Its double bedrooms mean more efficient space allocation, while the open concept increases the usable space by 15 percent. The home even boasts a skylight dome, which not only makes the area appear more expansive but is ideal for stargazing with the kiddos.
Roughly 90 percent of the materials used to create the Cube 2 are recycled. If fitted with the optional eco-friendly solar panel system, it is almost entirely emission-free. Moreover, its construction doesn’t require building a foundation, thus curbing environmental fragmentation.
Let’s not forget that the Cube 2 is also a smart house. The home’s AI assistant, Canny, unifies all of the appliances, furniture and construction elements.
You can purchase the Cube 2 from anywhere in the world at the modest price tag of $52,000. If you’re looking to lower your carbon emissions, downsize and own a loan-free home, it may be right up your alley. Those who’ve caught the wanderlust bug and move frequently will also find the transportable house a viable option.
Tiny homes may not be for everyone, but this tiny home may turn some heads and change some minds.
Originally published on www.intheknow.com.