Amazon sells a $19,000 do-it-yourself tiny-home kit that takes only 2 days to build — here’s what it looks like
Tiny homes have become increasingly popular in the past few years, whether that’s because of rising costs of living or because they encourage minimalist living. Tiny homes make it possible to own your own property, even if that house measures only between 100 and 400 square feet.
But while constructing a functional housing unit may seem like a daunting task, Amazon has stepped in to make a hot millennial trend available to the masses by making these tiny homes easy to buy and simple to build. There are more than two dozen options on Amazon for DIY tiny-home kits, including 113-foot cabins at $5,350 and loft-bedroom houses at $20,000.
Surprisingly, some of the Amazon listings say these tiny homes can be built in as little as two days with two people.
To get an idea of how buying a tiny house on Amazon works, take a look at this “getaway cabin” being sold on Amazon for nearly $19,000 in the gallery above.
The company selling the tiny-house kit on Amazon is a United Kingdom-based company called Lillevilla, which manufactures log cabins. The tiny-home kits on Amazon are mainly sold by Lillevilla and the wood-production e-retailer Allwood Outlet.
The all-wood home is advertised as a cabin and not a full-fledged residence, likely because the tiny home comes with only bare materials and few features.
The tiny home is “large enough to function as a summer house, granny flat, home office or even a stand-alone retail building,” the description says.
The floor map for the tiny home shows a little bit more about its specifications.
The setup is simple: three rooms on the main floor spanning 292 square feet and an attic-level loft bedroom above. The home also includes a partially covered deck out front, which is optional if you’re not feeling the outdoor wooden floor.