Tiny houses became a genuine pop-culture phenomenon when HGTV started Tiny House Hunters. People buy them for various reasons, from sustainability to saving money. Since they’ve exploded in popularity, you can even buy tiny homes on Amazon.
Or you can do what Kim’s dear friend Jackie did and buy an RV. After retirement, Jackie and her husband Hal sold everything, bought an RV and set off on the adventure of a lifetime. Tap or click here for Jackie and Hal’s story of how they did it — plus some funny stories from the road!
Of course, not everyone wants a mobile lifestyle. That’s why many people who want to shrink their lifestyle invest in tiny homes. Luckily, there are a ton of companies that create affordable tiny homes you can design to your heart’s content.
Not sure what a tiny home is? Here’s a quick explainer
A tiny house is about 400 to 600 square feet. People who adopt the tiny house lifestyle do it for lots of reasons. You get lower utility costs and less maintenance since they’re easy to upkeep.
Novelty is another compelling factor. Since most people live in standard-sized houses, you can get bragging rights. If you love showing off, here are some pricey tech gadgets that will impress anyone in your life.
Then again, you can also buy a tiny house in addition to your main home. Tiny homes make great offices, fitness studios, greenhouses, storage sheds, Airbnb rentals and more. The possibilities are endless: If you can dream it, you can do it.
Ready to get started? Check out these eight tiny homes on Amazon
Many of them are “prefabricated” houses, which can mean two things:
- They’re constructed and assembled in a factory and shipped to you on a trailer.
- They’re manufactured and sent to you in parts, like a giant IKEA project.
Not sure you have the skills to put together a prefabricated tiny home? Just reach out to some expert contractors to do it for you. Tap or click here to find a good home contractor without getting duped.
When you see a home you like, just tap or click on it. You’ll get all the details you need. We ordered this list from cheapest to most expensive.
Remember that the more you spend, the more amenities you get. Some of these tiny homes are empty shells, while others come with electricity, plumbing and more. You’ll find a lot of variety in this list, so go nuts and get whatever works well for you!
You get a 50-year warranty with this shed kit. It comes with pre-built barn doors that are ready to install, as well as pre-cut wood framing and trim. You also get detailed assembly instructions. If you want to add some charm to your property, get this cabin. You'll have to provide your own windows, though.
You can build this cabin without the dividing wall — but keep in mind that this is a stock model and can't be modified.
You can easily install outlets after or during the assembly, but don’t do it yourself. Hire an electrician for the work. A tiny home may be shockingly cool, but it's not worth the risk of electrocution!