Home ownership is a wonderful thing. There’s nothing that makes you feel like a grownup more than the keys to your very own home, and it’s even more wonderful when you share that home with your family. Kids running down the hall, a swingset in the backyard, maybe even a white picket fence. This is the American dream, right?
The American dream looks different for different people. Some people are downsizing that dream to fit into a tiny house or a slightly bigger version of a tiny house. Some of these small houses are even on wheels so that the owners can live more of a gypsy, traveling lifestyle than the suburban soccer mom life.
Other Americans with the traditional home and 2-car garage don’t feel like that’s enough space, and they want to add a guest house, pool house, she shed, or other secondary house on their property.
We get it. Especially when you live in a house with a spouse and little kids running around, sometimes your home can feel crowded. Sometimes you want a space that’s just for you, or a place where your guests can spend the night without getting woken up when your baby cries.
Whatever the reason, it’s now easier than ever to add that extra living space in your backyard. You don’t even need to hire a contractor or architect. All you have to do to place an order on Amazon.
That’s right. Amazon. A kit for a “Garden House” can be delivered to your door with free shipping, and you can actually assemble it yourself.
According to the Amazon description of the Allwood Solvalla 172 square foot Studio Cabin Kit, Garden House, two adults can assemble the kit in just 8 hours. It’s perfect for a guest house or a home office.
Depending on your taste, style preferences and size needs, Allwood has other garden house kits available on Amazon as well. The least expensive start in the $5000 range and go up from there. The Allwood Salvalla is $7250.
No, the kit is not available for 2-day Prime Shipping. It will actually take more like 60 days for you to receive your kit. That will give you time to prepare the foundation, which is not included in the kit. Options include gravel with timbers, gravel with cinder blocks, or you could use a cement slab. You will also need to supply your own roofing tiles which are not included in the kit.
The kit includes all other parts and hardware that you would need to assemble the garden house, and you would only need “minimal” tools.
Would you use the Allwood Solvalla garden house as a guest house, a home office or something else? Did you know you could buy kits to build small houses like this from Amazon?