Amazon will deliver a tiny house right to your door
- October 11, 2017 |Last updated on 08/12/2021
We seem to have officially reached a point where Amazon will deliver absolutely anything. From liquor to produce to a 4-pound jar of peanut butter to everything you need for a beautiful wedding, the retail giant appears determined to make leaving the house to buy anything a relic of the past.
Oh, and if you’re tired of that house, you can have a new one delivered to you from the company. Yep, you can order pre-fabricated tiny homes off of Amazon.
There are several options at the site, and one of them is a 320-square-foot home manufactured by Mods International. According to the product description, the home is made from a brand-new 40-foot shipping container.
Although the homes are on the small side — they are tiny houses, after all — each one comes equipped with a bedroom, shower, toilet, sink, kitchenette and a living area. The listed price of $38,950 includes kitchen appliances. It also comes with heating and air conditioning. That’s a lot of function packed inside a simple space.
Unfortunately, your Amazon Prime subscription won’t get you free shipping for this major purchase. Instead, a fee of about $3,800 is required for freight shipping to anywhere in the contiguous United States. Plus, assembly is not included. You’ll need to set that up with a third party.
The tiny houses arrive prefabricated and fully finished, and the manufacturer recommends the unit can be placed on either concrete Sonotube footings or a solid concrete slab.
So far, the Mods house only has a handful customer reviews on Amazon, and they point out both positives and negatives.
“I run an ocean shipping liner and built several offices and homes from 20-foot and 40-foot containers,” reads one review. “This one is excellent. Just a good empty container costs about $10,000 and $30,000-plus isn’t much at all. You can move anywhere.”
Another reviewer suggested the tiny house would be an ideal hunting cabin (although we suppose that would require Amazon to deliver it deep into the woods).
“I have my eye on one for a hunting cabin in a very remote location where it is hard to haul in all the materials and erect it on site. This approach is comparable to stick construction but has superior security,” says another review.
Amazon’s shipping container home is somewhat bare-bones when it comes to interior design. This bedroom, for example, reminds us of an underground bunker. But you could always dress it up with a new paint job or some wall art.
If you’re looking for a tiny home on Amazon that looks a little more chic and isn’t made from a shipping containers, you can look at an option from EZ Supply. The description for this 20-foot tiny house kit says it is easy to assemble and comes with the plumbing system, electricity, floors and roofing. It’s selling for $27,997, and delivery is $4,504.
Tiny homes have been gaining traction for a while, but shipping container homes are starting to become more popular nationwide. Part of the rise in popularity comes from the HGTV show “Container Homes,” which looks at chic houses made from shipping containers located all over the nation.
Not only are shipping containers durable — built as they are to withstand rough conditions, such as being stacked on top of each other — but they’re also leak-proof. What’s not to love?
Plenty of people treat these unique structures as their primary residence, but they also make for a great guest house in the backyard, a cabin on a piece of property or even a “granny pod” for aging parents to have a place to be independent while remaining close to your home.