Talk about being the place where you can get anything you want shipped directly to your home – with free delivery! Think of all the sales Amazon has made the customers over the years. The online retail giant cells just about everything and now you can even buy your very own home for relatively cheap price.
Tiny homes have dramatically risen in popularity lately. HGTV started their own TV programs dedicated to his new trend of tiny homes. The National Association of Home Builders even released a survey that stated 53% of people who are pulled said that they would consider buying one for their family to live in.
It would appear as if the younger generations are looking to shed off all of their material possessions. They experienced their parents enduring the great recession that caused many homes to be foreclosed on. It was a dark period in American history that still impacts the housing market to this day. Many millennials are still living at home with their parents.
Now, if you’re interested in buying a tiny log cabin, you can buy one on Amazon for less than $20,000. In fact, the Lillevilla Allwood Cabin Kit Getaway sells for about $18,000 and will be delivered to your home with free shipping. This tiny cabin was designed to function as a small summer home or even a stand-alone retail business, like a food truck without the truck.
The Popularity of Tiny Homes
There was a smaller cabin that sold for $7,250 on Amazon. It sold out after news broke and went viral. Apparently, this Allwood Solvalla is back in stock and ready for purchase. If you want something larger, go for the $18,000 Lillevilla. But this all goes to show just how much the housing market has changed since the great recession.
“I’m not surprised to see [Amazon selling homes],” said Trae Bodge of TrueTrae.com. “Selling these homes online presents a new level of opportunity for the retailer to reach consumers who are outside of their local area.”
Of course, Amazon isn’t the first retail store to sell homes. Back in the day, Sears was the largest retailer in the country and sold homes through its famous catalog. These small home kits are shipped wherever you want to be shipped and come with blueprints and directions needed to construct the home yourself, which usually takes a couple of days.
It’s estimated that Sears sold as many as 75,000 homes through their catalog. So, whether you’re looking to build a new office, a few spare rooms, or even just want to have a place to escape from our materialistic world, you can have peace and tranquility for less than $20,000 in a few days’ work of building your new tiny log cabin.