Thanks to Amazon, You Can Now Order a Tiny Home Online
Already dominating the goods-to-your-door game, Amazon is continuing to step up their offerings. You want books? They’ve got them. You want groceries? They’ve got them. You want a house? Got those too.
Huh? A house!? Just when you thought Amazon was running out of stamps to put on things, they’ve jumped into the housing market. Specifically, tiny houses. Recently added to their stock is a 320-square-foot shipping container home that you can order and have delivered to your door for an additional fee.
You’re probably aware by now that shipping containers have become a viable option for those looking to transition to tiny house living. They’re plentiful, cheap, come in different colors, and can be adapted for portability.
MODS International, the company selling this home on Amazon, is giving you more than just a basic container. With a price tag of $36,000, it comes furnished and ready for move-in. It’s a new, not-recycled shipping container, one-bedroom version that includes a kitchen, shower, toilet, and sink.
As pictured, the living room comes with a sofa and two lamps, and buyers have a choice between bunk beds or a queen bed for the bedroom. The quaint kitchenette features a microwave, mini-fridge, and seating area.
Laminate floors are laid in the entire home, and you’ll find windows on both sides for natural light. Though a cooking range isn’t included in this, you’re able to install one if you want. Some folks may just prefer a hot plate.
If you’re wondering about temperature, the home is insulated to withstand winter temps and is equipped with an air conditioning and heating unit. There are also a set of double patio doors for allowing breezes and sunshine into the house.
They’re available to be shipped internationally and designed to handle weather ranging from Minnesota winters to tropical climates. So, how would you get it up and running?
Water, electricity, and sewer connections are installed on the container, but you would be responsible for providing access to those necessities. Customization and special orders are available if you want a larger unit or prefer some modifications, such as for a disabled individual.
If it’s free shipping you’re looking for as Prime customer, sorry folks, it’s not available. Delivery costs can run up to $4,000 to ship the home – which weighs more than 7,000 pounds.
Before this prefabricated house was available, you could already buy a small cabin-like structure that stands at a few hundred square feet. The difference? You have to assemble those yourself. This shipping container is built to code and just needs a suitable foundation, utilities, and sewage accessibility when it arrives to you.
But hey, if you’re looking to save a few bucks, a furniture-free option is also available. Sound like a dream? MODS specializes in shipping container homes, but so far this is the only one they offer through Amazon. As tiny home fever keeps spreading, we wouldn’t be surprised if Amazon offers more in the future.
What are your thoughts on this product? Would you buy and live in a home like this?