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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 and, 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 $36,000 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 seven customer reviews on Amazon, which 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 Armageddon 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 Sustainable Tiny Homes. This one is custom-built on a trailer and can be either 20-feet or 40-feet long. The Nemah, as this model is called, is listed for $75,000 at Amazon and currently has no customer reviews.
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 house 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.
Did you know shipping containers can also be turned into pools?