Amazon is selling a DIY tiny-home kit that can be assembled in two days
Tiny homes are not just an out-there concept that a small group have latched onto, but a trend that's becoming more and more popular.
Many young people looking to own property face inflation without the equivalent rise in pay, with the unfortunate addition of rent prices soaring too.
Being able to own your own property, even if it is a very small one, is becoming an enticing option for a lot of millennials - and luckily for them, there are a wide range of options out there.
Even just on Amazon, there are dozens of DIY tiny home kits, which include small cabins for around $5,000 to larger houses priced at around $20,000. On top of that, building them doesn't have to be an overwhelming task - but one that can be handled by a few people.
For instance, here's one tiny home kit sold by the UK-based company Lillevilla, who manufacture log cabins. Selling both through Amazon and Allwood Outlet, you can grab one of these getaways for $18,800 - a real bargain if you ask me!
The tiny home is supposedly "large enough to function as a summer house, granny flat, home office or even a stand-alone retail building," according to the product description.
Check out this video of a Lillevilla cabin being constructed by just two people:
The listing also suggests that the entire home can be built in just two to three days, with two people working - which is crazy when you realise that this is a house. Let's take a look inside the surprisingly roomy cabin:
Allwood advertises the cabin as only needing "minimal tools" for it to be set up, and all the materials needed for constructing it are in the same shipped packaged, and that includes: roof shingles and gables, glass panes, nails and screws, and the lock for the door.
On top of that, shipping is free - so the cost is just as it appears.
Then there's this loft area, which is where the bedroom would be. The slanted roof makes it not exactly the roomiest of places to sleep - measuring at around 5 feet tall at the peak of the room - but it is a tiny house after all.
Alwood suggests that if you want to make the cabin a "primary residence," you should add utilities for the internet and electricity, as well as insulation - depending on where you'll be building it.
So, is the tiny house life looking appealing after all? *Adds to basket*