Tiny homes have birthed a lifestyle — one captured in at least five different television shows — that’s all about minimalism. Its adherents simply don’t have space for a lot of stuff. Moving into a tiny home means eliminating what you don’t actually need. It’s kind of the opposite of the Amazon ethos, which makes it as easy as possible to buy as much as possible. Ironically, Amazon is also a great place to find tiny houses for sale.
And if your life circumstances — having a family, for instance — prevent you from living in a small home, plenty of these tiny house kits are small enough to fit in a backyard, becoming the home office, playroom, guest room, pool house, greenhouse, sauna, or game room that you always wanted. Here are seven very cool tiny houses for sale on Amazon.
This cabin includes indoor and outdoor spaces made out of Nordic Spruce, and the wall planks connect with a tongue-and-groove mechanism that's easy to assemble.
This cabin is divided roughly in half. On the left side there’s a small porch — just about four feet deep and eight feet wide — with a set of double glass doors that gives way to the indoor area, 174 square feet of versatile space. The doors on the left and the tall windows on the right mean that this one gets plenty of light.
This house is all about twos: two stories, two bedrooms, and two bedrooms, and it's made of two 40-foot containers.
This clever design stacks two containers on top of each other but disjointed, creating a deck on the second floor and a sheltered outdoor area outside of the first. The living room is dominated by an open staircase and floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides.
This Western Red Cedar shed comes with shingles and plexiglass windows (complete with shutters and black powder-coated steel hardware). It's a truly complete tiny home package.
This structure looks straight out of the Wild West, with a Dutch door (the kind that’s split into top and bottom halves) and the warm, raw look of unpainted wood. There’s a porch that wraps around two sides of the building and plenty of windows to let in light.
If your tastes run more modern than rustic, this galvanized steel home is a great choice. An array of solar panels folds up from the roof, providing electricity to help power the lights and air conditioner.
The solar panels aren’t the only things that fold or pop out. There’s also an awning over the set of double doors, a panel that provides ventilation for an air conditioner, a small porch area, and a rear enclosure that slides out to increase interior space.
At 1,108 square feet, this build-it-yourself house barely qualifies as tiny. It even has two floors connected by a staircase that snakes around a corner.
The upstairs has room for a master bedroom on one side of the staircase and a smaller living area or office on the other. Downstairs, there’s a kitchen, living room, bathroom, second bedroom, and foyer. Outside, there’s a covered patio, 17 feet long and about four and a half feet deep.
If you think you might want to take your tiny house on the road, this model from Bantam Built is a solid choice for those who want to forgo a standard towable camper.
This tiny house sits on a standard trailer chassis for easy transport from place to place, though we can’t recommend riding in the house when it is in motion. The interior has a small kitchen and dining area, a full bathroom, and a cozy bedroom.
So it's technically not a tiny house, as living in a sauna doesn't seem particularly safe, but we'd be remiss if we didn't include this cylindrical marvel.
In the front there’s a small sheltered outdoor area with a couple of seats, the middle compartment is a changing area, and the rear is the sauna itself, available with a panoramic window that takes up half of the rear wall. Wood-fired and electric heaters are available, and both come with sauna stones.
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