Today, we will be examining five small manufactured homes available on Amazon. As a bonus, we will also take a look at one additional home. So, get your internet ready because it’s time for some online shopping. Let’s begin.
Before we start browsing, did you know that the concept of tiny homes originated in the mid-1980s? However, it wasn’t until the new millennium that they gained widespread popularity. One of the main reasons people are drawn to these homes is their affordable price, like this one on Amazon. This is one of the smallest homes we will be looking at today – the Allwood Escape Cabin. It costs $5,350 with free shipping and has a total area of only 113 square feet. Keep in mind that these homes do not come with insulation and weigh around 3,200 pounds. Let’s take a look inside, which has a charming natural wood aesthetic. The provided pictures from Airbnb show how cozy it can be, but it’s still a very tiny living space. The floor plan shows the layout of this particular tiny home.
Next, we have the most modern-looking home out of all the ones we will be discussing today. It’s called the Studio Garden House and costs $9,995 with free shipping. According to the description, it’s ideal for a home office with its contemporary urban style and large windows that allow plenty of natural light. It has two ratings, both positive, and one customer even suggested making changes to the bathroom and kitchen areas. However, another customer was disappointed after selling their $300,000 house to live in this tiny home, realizing it wasn’t worth it. They regretted not doing proper planning beforehand, especially since the home lacks insulation and is only 200 square feet. One potential buyer asked if it’s hurricane-proof, to which the seller responded that while it can withstand high wind speeds, it doesn’t meet the latest hurricane codes in coastal Florida. This home has a roof pitch of two degrees and is supposedly easy to assemble, although some may beg to differ.
Another reason people choose tiny homes is to downsize and simplify their lives. Comedian George Carlin once said, “A house is just a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff.” Maybe this tiny home on Amazon could help with that. The next one we will be looking at costs under $40,000 but does not come with free shipping. It’s called the Jackson Tiny Home and has four bedrooms, totaling 275 square feet. However, the front porch adds an additional 119 square feet, bringing the total weight to 6,693 pounds. Shipping for this home would cost $3,350, which is quite high. Nevertheless, it’s still worth mentioning because it’s so cute. The floor plan shows how each room is laid out, and the porch adds a nice touch to the overall design.
Did you know there are approximately 10,000 tiny homes in the United States? That number may seem low, but every year, around 700 new ones are built by commercial builders, and another 700 are built by private residents. If you’re interested in building your own tiny home, this next one on Amazon might catch your eye. It’s a bit pricier than the others, but it’s still worth considering. The Allwood Avalon Cabin Kit costs $54,000 and has a total area of 540 square feet. It has four and a half stars based on four ratings. The floor plan shows how spacious this home can feel, especially compared to the smaller ones we’ve seen so far. It even has a loft, which they claim can fit two beds, but let’s be real – who wants to share such a small space with two other people? The loft is better suited for kids, as their snores are “cute.” The bathroom is adorable, and the seller notes that plumbing and electrical do not come with the home. However, it does come with free shipping.
The next tiny home we will be looking at is the Allwood Timberline. It’s a cabin kit that costs $34,900 and comes with free shipping. This one has a total area of 483 square feet and is considered the most modern-looking out of all the homes we’ve seen so far. It can withstand snow loads up to 40 pounds and wind speeds of up to 120 miles per hour. You can also add protection against termites, which is essential for those living in Louisiana. The floor plan shows how each room is laid out, and the loft adds an extra 129 square feet of space. One interesting feature is the steel storm rods on all four corners of the home, which help hold the walls together tightly. This home is best suited for those who want to live off the grid and reduce their carbon footprint. It’s also perfect for solar panels, as the roof has a suitable slope for them.
Lastly, we have the Allwood Ranger Cabin Kit, which costs $19,990 and comes with free shipping. It’s the smallest home we will be discussing today, with a total area of 259 square feet. It’s made from slow-grown Nordic spruce and has a roof area of 451 square feet. The seller notes that it’s ideal for solar panels, and the estimated delivery time is around 45 days. The floor plan shows how the home is divided into two main areas – the downstairs and the loft. The loft can fit two twin beds, but it might be a bit cramped. The home comes with assembly instructions, and the seller provides pictures of how you can decorate and furnish your new tiny home.
To wrap things up, let’s take a look at the price of this last home. It costs $39,900 and comes with air conditioning and setup included. This particular tiny home was featured in one of my previous videos, where I debunked five myths about manufactured homes. The owner, Gary Mullet, allowed me to show you this home, which is quite similar to the others we’ve seen today. However, it’s worth noting that Amazon may not always have the best deals, as this home is available for purchase directly from the manufacturer. My name is Christina Smallhorn, your real estate whisperer, and I share all this information because you matter.