8 Prefab Tiny Houses You Can Order Right Off Amazon, Starting at $5K

updated Oct 7, 2019
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It seems like you can order anything off Amazon these days—Whole Foods‘ groceries, furnishings, the personal hygiene items you’re too timid to buy in public, and now your very own prefabricated dwelling.

While Amazon’s house inventory is limited, there are a few kit homes you can choose from, most of them manufactured by the companies Allwood and Lillevilla. For just under $5,000 you can get a 115-square-foot bungalow.

Whether you are looking for a backyard retreat or a cabin to plop down in your little slice of wilderness, Amazon’s prefab inventory is worth perusing. Here’s a few of our faves.

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  • Price: $4,990
  • Square footage: 113

With its spruce siding and low-lying roofline, Lillevilla’s Escape is reminiscent of a cozy warming hut. This simple one-room wood cabin takes one day for two people to assemble, according to the production description. In Amazon’s review section, most customers were pleased with the product, but one unlucky man had some issues with warped wood.

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  • Price: $7,250
  • Square footage: 172

How cute is this mod-inspired garden house? It could be the perfect greenhouse-potting shed combo or backyard hangout for the kiddos. The estimated assembly is eight hours for two sets of hands, and the dwelling is made from “high-quality Nordic wood.”

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  • Price: $8,690
  • Square footage: 162

With its French doors and large windows, the Sunray cabin welcomes in an abundance of natural light and screams backyard yoga retreat or artist’s cottage. Build a foundation for the hut with a front deck and you’ll have the perfect place for sunbathing or sun salutations.

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  • Price: $9,790
  • Square footage: 227

Allwood’s sleek, flat-roofed dwelling is the perfect backyard complement to a modern home. This cubist dwelling has the option of adding an interior wall to create a cozy sleeping nook. And a narrow, wraparound deck framed by floor-to-ceiling windows gives it contemporary curb appeal.

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  • Price $18,800
  • Square footage: 292

This three-room cabin with the option for a lofted sleeping area is true to its namesake, providing an ideal setup for a peaceful getaway. The main living area opens up onto the deck and then two smaller back rooms can be transformed into a bathroom, kitchen or small bedroom, depending on your needs.

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  • Price: $24,800
  • Square footage: 800

Weizhengheng had the foresight to sell container homes that have full plumbing and are wired for electricity with a solar array attached to the roof of the dwelling. The galvanized steel frame expands to 800 square feet. And for those who aren’t handy and don’t want to worry about construction, Weizhengheng promises a quick two-hour installation.

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  • Price: $34,900
  • Square footage: 483

This one-bedroom plus loft cabin has a flexible floor plan so you can add a small kitchenette, depending on your needs. A 17′ x 7′ platform tops the back room to create an additional lofted sleeping area. And, a covered front porch offers a small space for outdoor entertaining.

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  • Price: $64,650
  • Square footage: 1,336

While the other prefab houses can be considered tiny, Allwood’s 1,336-square-foot Eagle Vista home has a bit more room—plenty of open living space, a kitchen, two water closets, one shower room, five enclosed rooms, and a ton of outdoor space for al fresco living.

For all of these structures, keep in mind that you won’t be able to move right in and set up home. These prefab kits will not just require assembly, but also purchase of additional finishes, to be livable. Many of the homes require a foundation, and electrical and plumbing hookups of some kind, so do your research and know what you’re getting (and not getting) with your purchase. Also keep in mind that local permitting laws may limit where you can place your new prefab home.