We all know you can find almost anything on Amazon, but did you know that includes a house? A dive into the online shopping giant shows that they actually have a fairly wide range of kits and prefabricated tiny homes for sale. What could be better than getting the tiny house of your dreams with free shipping?
From basic shipping container homes to rustic cabins, prices range from just over $5,000 to more than $50,000, allowing you to select the kit that fits into your budget. A quick search for “garden house” or “cabin kit” will pull up most options, with these tiny dwellings perfect for guest houses or extra office space if you aren't looking to permanently downsize.
It's worth noting that many of the kits are sold through third-party vendors, and most will need you to get inventive when it comes to a bathroom and installing insulation, but isn't improvising part of the fun with a tiny home? You'll also want to check local building codes, as laws vary state by state about acceptable structures. Once you've done your research, it's just click and go.
Let's take a look at some of the best finds on Amazon so you can start living out your tiny house fantasies.
If you just want to turn the key and go, this shipping container house may be for you. MODS International, based in Wisconsin, recently listed this tiny home made from a brand new shipping container. It comes fully furnished and insulated, with a bedroom, shower, toilet, sink, kitchenette, and living area. It's fully wired for electrical, heated and air-conditioned, and even has bottom sewer hookup. The 320-square-foot dwelling will set you back more than the average container home at $36,000 (plus $4,500 shipping), but if you want something ready to go, this may be for you. If you are interested in creating your container home from scratch, don't worry, Amazon sells shipping containers too!
The cabin kit proves you don't have to sacrifice space and comfort in a prefabricated tiny house. The Eagle Point has over 1,100-square-feet to stretch out—700 square feet downstairs and almost 400 square feet upstairs. An optional insulation kit means you can keep warm and cozy in colder climates, but the kit does have a few caveats. You'll need to purchase your own roofing and foundation materials, and the seller recommends hiring a professional crew to assemble the home. But for the effort, you'll have a home with a separate bathroom, living and kitchen area, as well as three bedrooms spread over two floors. The Nordic spruce home sells for $46,900 with $650 to $1,200 in shipping costs and there is a 45 to 60 day wait time for arrival.
Don't need all the space of the Eagle Point? The 350-square-foot Allwood Timberline looks ripped straight from the pages of a fairytale with its gabled porch. The interior includes a 129-square-foot sleeping loft tucked away from the main activity downstairs. The lower area is sectioned into three spaces—bedroom, bathroom, and living room with the living area large enough for a small kitchenette. Double glazed windows and doors ensure that you won't waste on heating and cooling and the seller estimates a three-day installation time for two adults. This quaint cabin sells for $34,900 plus shipping.
This small, contemporary home is the perfect solution if you are looking for sleek, modern design. The 180-square-foot tiny home works as a guest house, home office, or vacation getaway. Large windows flood the space with light and this is an easy DIY project to assemble. The downside? With just one large open area, there's no bathroom, so think wisely about how you'd use it and where you'd go to freshen up. On the bright side, this little home can be yours for just $7,500.
If you ever wanted to live in a log cabin, now's your change. The luxurious 725-square-foot cabin has an upper sleeping loft and plenty of room downstairs for a kitchen, living room, and bathroom. With insulated panels and roofing materials included, the price you pay lets you build and move in as soon as it's shipped to your door. The timber frame package sells for $59,000.
If you don't have a lot of coins to drop, but still have your set on a log cabin, this cost-effective tiny home may work for you. The interior of the Nordic spruce cabin is broken up into two spaces for a total of 171-square-feet. You'll need to find a way to insulate in colder climates, but this quaint space could also be perfect as a pool house or artist studio. Best of all, it only costs $5,799 and has free shipping!
We can't get enough of this tiny house kit, which has a decidedly mid-century modern vibe. At 174 square feet, it's small but simple, with a completely open floor plan. And while this means you have to figure out the bathroom situation, it still makes an ideal guest house or hangout space. With windows covering almost the entire facade, light floods the space, giving an indoor/outdoor feel. And, at $8,360, it's a great option if you're sticking to a budget.
Romtec is a company specializing in prefabricated buildings for park and recreation—restrooms, open pavilions, and gatehouses. They also offer some beautiful cabins full of rustic charm. Prefabricated and delivered already assembled, all you need to do is find the perfect foundation for this tiny home. The Hunter model is a 252-square-foot cabin with a large covered porch, perfect for sipping hot cocoa and looking out into nature. The Hunter, which comes with a metal roof, sells for $44,999.