If you watch do-it-yourself TV channels like HGTV, it might seem like tiny homes are all the rage. But, they're not quite as common as they might seem. Mike Schmidt, business development director for the Tiny Home Industry Association, estimated that only about 2,000 tiny homes are sold per year, according to Curbed.
One of the benefits of buying a tiny house is its flexibility — you can simply buy the plans, convert a trailer or shipping container, or have the building materials shipped to you. In fact, even Amazon has tiny homes listed for sale. Before you buy, check local zoning laws to make sure your new home is allowed. The homes for sale on Amazon range in size and price, so you can find the right fit for you.
Price: $7,500 Size: 209 square feet Includes: Dual pane doors and windows
The BZBCabins.com Lakeview Log Cabin Kit offers a spacious, open floor plan that you can customize to meet your needs from a studio home to a hunting or fishing cabin. Made from Nordic Spruce, you can enjoy the cabin year-round. Before you commit, compare the costs of renting versus buying a tiny home.
The Allwood Getaway is one of the many tiny homes you can get for less than $50,000 — and it feels like a home. Because it includes a loft, you can use the entire first floor for living, kitchen or bathroom space, and use the loft for your bedroom area. To increase comfort, the walls are built with a windblock pattern to reduce noise.
This two-bedroom, one-bathroom tiny cabin is perfect for your wooded getaway. This tiny house also has over 200 square feet of decks around the home, including 122 square feet of covered deck. Before you place your order, make sure you're familiar with the loopholes you can use to build your tiny home legally.
Price: $64,500 Size: 1,336 square feet Includes: Two floors
For a smaller home with more than one level, check out the Allwood Eagle Vista. The home offers over 1,336 square feet split almost evenly between the upstairs and downstairs. Financing a tiny home can sometimes be a challenge, depending on its price, size and mobility.
This tiny home has a kitchen, dining area and bathroom on the first floor, as well as a loft that can be used for a bedroom. The roof is tilted at an ideal angle for solar panels if you want to live off the grid. You can even move your new digs to one of these tiny home communities for eco-lovers.
Inside the Romtec Tracker, you can fit a double bed in the corner behind the door and still have space for living areas or additional beds. The porch is small at only 18 square feet, but so is everything in a tiny house.
When you call the Allwood Nordica home, you have almost 200 square feet on the main floor for daily living activities. When you're ready to call it a day, you can retreat to the loft to sleep. Double-glazed windows are optional if you live in a colder climate and want to live in the tiny home year-round.
Price: $5,990 Size: 155 square feet Includes: Made of Nordic Spruce
To live the simple life in a tiny home, the Walnut5 Log Cabin Kit is a great starting point. The cabin has just 148 square feet divided into two rooms that you can customize to fit your needs. With low-cost living in a tiny home, you can retire earlier.
You can fit multiple bunk beds in the Romtec 2028ES, which features a traditional log cabin look. It also includes a covered porch with over 40 square feet for when you want to kick back but still enjoy the fresh air. All you need is a foundation in place; this prefabricated cabin that will be delivered to your site already built.
Price: $7,290 Size: 209 square feet Includes: Laminated door frame and wind braces
With 209 square feet on one level, you probably won't want to turn this kit into your primary residence, but it is perfect for a beach or mountain getaway. The walls feature dual tongue and groove, as well as wind braces and rubber and silicone seals for the windows to block wind noise.
The Romtec 2026ES is a smaller model with just over 150 square feet. A porch spans the front of the house, but the home is only seven feet wide. The more than $50,000 price tag is because this tiny home comes prefabricated.
Price: $7,250 Size: 172 square feet Includes: Two sides of windows
Allwood estimates that two adults can put the home together in just eight hours. In addition to building this tiny home out in the woods, Allwood also suggests it could be installed on the rooftop of buildings.
Price: $35,000 Size: 360 square feet Includes: Full kitchen, TV and more
Though shipping containers might not be as aesthetically pleasing as log cabins, they can be as practical. The New Generation Builder's Tiny Home comes move-in ready with a stainless-steel refrigerator, two burner stove top, stainless steel sink and faucet, and granite countertops. You'll also get a full bath with a glass shower, and a 42-inch TV with surround sound.
Price: $34,900 Size: 483 square feet Includes: Loft and porch
The Allwood Timberline offers almost 500 square feet for you to relax in, plus a front porch to sit on. The loft includes a master bedroom and an extra space for storage. Though the default configuration doesn't include a bathroom, the home can be customized to include one, so you can use it as your primary residence.
Though the square footage is tiny, you can enjoy fresh air and ambiance throughout with double doors and large windows in the Allwood Sommersby. The Sommersby is made of Nordic Spruce and has an open layout that you can customize to fit your needs.
At only 113 square feet, the Lillevilla Escape is truly a tiny house. For full functionality, this option would require you to come up with some creative, space-saving solutions. To get some ideas, you might want to rent a tiny house for a weekend.
The Allwood Bella is perfect for a guest house at the lake with its simple design built from Nordic Spruce panels. But you'll have to modify the default layout to add a bathroom, and you'll need to supply your own foundation materials.
Price: $36,000 Size: 320 square feet Includes: Fully insulated with heating and air conditioning
The MODS Tiny Home is built from a shipping container and is 40 feet long by eight feet wide. It does have a shower and kitchenette to compliment the bedroom and living areas. The unit has double patio doors as well.