It feels like Amazon Prime delivers just about everything these days including tiny home kits. When paired with surprisingly reasonably-priced vacation property, owning a vacation home is more affordable than I would have thought.
Tiny Homes Available on Amazon
I am endlessly surprised by the products available on Amazon. When I saw that tiny homes were available I wanted to look closer at the possibilities. When applying these homes to land for sale a vacation home can be affordable.
The Allwood Eagle Point is an 1108 sq ft home splits nearly 400 sq ft upstairs and over 700 sq ft downstairs. The build-out is complex but it also offers a full home experience for $46,900 and of course, free shipping.
Looking for something more reasonable? The Lillevilla Allwood Cabin Getaway is better suited for forested or mountainous sites and while it will seem as tiny as it sounds (292 sq ft) keep in mind that the lofted bedroom space is not included in that number. This cabin will only set you back $18,800, shipped free from Amazon.
If you’re looking for something truly boutique but designer, the Allwood Arlanda could bring some Scandinavian style to your life. It’s not big enough for a family, it doesn’t even include a bathroom, however, one could be added for little cost.
Buying a tiny home from Amazon and making your vacation home dreams more realistic only works if you can find reasonably-priced land. You’re in luck, however. A quick search on Zillow reveals plenty of options for nearly every budget.
For example, this 801 sq ft lot on the intercoastal just outside Sarasota, FL is available for $20,000. Maybe you’d rather a view of the Pacific ocean instead. Check out this three-acre tract south of Kona on the island of Hawaii. It’ll set you back $25,000 which seems like a steal, especially if paired with one of the homes I listed above.
The Cabin Getaway would be perfect for this quarter-acre lot in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. The cost is just $15,000, paired with the cabin is a total of $33,800.
There Are Some Asterisks
This plan doesn’t come without some caveats. One of the most important is that these homes from Amazon are kits, meaning that you need to build them yourself or hire a builder. Given their size and that they are made to be assembled by the owner, they are fairly straight forward, though I would hire someone personally because I am not very handy.
Another concern, especially in coastal communities, is whether these homes are permitted to be built on the site purchased. Some locations may have restrictions on what can be built on prospective home sites.
I am not handy enough to make this work personally, but for those who are, this could be a great option. The homes are affordable, shipped in their entirety and desirable land is more affordable than I would have thought.
What do you think? Would you buy a vacation home from Amazon? If so, which model and where would you ideally build?