If you watch do-it-yourself TV channels like HGTV, it might seem like tiny homes are all the rage, but, they’re not quite as common as they might seem. Mike Schmidt, business development director for the Tiny Home Industry Association, estimated that only about 2,000 tiny homes are sold per year, according to Curbed.
One of the benefits of buying a tiny house is its flexibility — you can simply buy the plans, convert a trailer or shipping container, or have the building materials shipped to you. In fact, even Amazon has tiny homes listed for sale. Before you buy, check local zoning laws to make sure your new home is allowed. The homes for sale on Amazon and elsewhere range in size and price, so you can find the right tiny home for your needs and budget.
1. Allwood Arlanda
Size: 146 square feet
Includes: Large windows
The Allwood Arlanda compresses your life into just 146 square feet but features the freedom of a covered, L-shaped porch. Plus, large windows allow lots of natural light into the home, brightening the ambiance.
2. Allwood Bella
Size: 237 square feet
The Allwood Bella is perfect for a guest house at the lake with its simple design built from Nordic Spruce panels. But you’ll have to modify the default layout to add a bathroom, and you’ll need to supply your own foundation materials.
3. Allwood Claudia
Size: 209 square feet
Includes: Laminated door frame and wind braces
With 209 square feet on one level, you probably won’t want to turn this kit into your primary residence, but it is perfect for a beach or mountain getaway. The walls feature dual tongue and groove, as well as wind braces and rubber and silicone seals for the windows to block wind noise.
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5. Allwood Eagle Vista
Size: 1,336 square feet
Includes: Two floors
For a smaller home with more than one level, check out the Allwood Eagle Vista. The home offers over 1,336 square feet split almost evenly between the upstairs and downstairs. Figuring out financing for a tiny home can sometimes be a challenge, depending on its price, size and mobility.
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6. Allwood Kit Cabin Getaway
Size: 292 square feet (not including loft)
The Allwood Getaway is one of the many tiny homes you can get for less than $50,000 — and it feels like a home. Because it includes a loft, you can use the entire first floor for living, kitchen or bathroom space, and use the loft as your bedroom area. To increase comfort, the walls are built with a windblock pattern to reduce noise.
7. Allwood Nordica
Size: 286 square feet
When you call the Allwood Nordica home, you have almost 200 square feet on the main floor for daily living activities. When you’re ready to call it a day, you can retreat to the loft to sleep. Double-glazed windows are optional if you live in a colder climate and want to live in the tiny home year-round.
8. Allwood Ranger Kit Cabin
Size: 427 square feet
This tiny home features a kitchen, dining area and bathroom on the first floor, as well as a loft that can be used for a bedroom. The roof is tilted at an ideal angle for solar panels if you want to live off the grid.
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9. Allwood Solvalla
Size: 172 square feet
Includes: Two sides of windows
Allwood estimates that two adults can put the home together in just eight hours. In addition to building this tiny home out in the woods, Allwood also suggests it could be installed on the rooftop of buildings.
10. Allwood Sommersby
Size: 174 square feet
Includes: Double doors
Though the square footage is tiny, you can enjoy fresh air and ambiance throughout with double doors and large windows in the Allwood Sommersby. The Sommersby is made of Nordic Spruce and features an open layout that you can customize to fit your needs.
11. Allwood Timberline
Size: 483 square feet
Includes: Loft and porch
The Allwood Timberline offers almost 500 square feet — including the loft — for you to relax in, plus a front porch to sit on. The loft includes a master bedroom and an extra space for storage. Though the default configuration doesn’t include a bathroom, the home can be customized to include one, so you can use it as your primary residence.
12. BZBCabins Walnut5 Log Cabin Kit
Size: 156 square feet
Includes: Made of Nordic Spruce
To live the simple life in a tiny home, the Walnut5 Log Cabin Kit is a great starting point. The cabin has just 156 square feet divided into two rooms that you can customize to fit your needs. With low-cost living in a tiny home, you can retire earlier.
13. Goshen Timber Frame Cabin Kit
Size: 725 square feet
This two-bedroom tiny cabin is perfect for your wooded getaway, plus it’s designed with bathroom installation in mind. This tiny house also has over 200 square feet of decks around the home, including 122 square feet of a covered porch.
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14. Lillevilla Escape
Size: 113 square feet
Includes: Covered entrance
At only 113 square feet, the Lillevilla Escape is truly a tiny house. For full functionality, this option would require you to come up with some creative, space-saving solutions. To get some ideas, you might want to rent a tiny house for a weekend.
15. Weizhengheng Expandable Container House
Size: Not listed
Includes: Solar panels, automatic folding and expansion
This expandable container house includes a cozy interior that can expand to offer a little more space. And it has solar and wind power features to help you keep your power bill at the absolute minimum.
16. Windriver City Tiny Homes — The Lykke
Price: $49,000 base model, $62,000 upgraded model
Size: Not Listed
Includes: Built-in convertible couch, stainless steel countertops
Lykke is the Danish word for happiness, and this cozy little home could be all you need to get there in Denmark or elsewhere. With a range of amenities, The Lykke would seem to punch above its weight, including space for a queen-sized bed if you think that tiny living doesn’t have to apply to every aspect of your life. For the upgraded version of this tiny home, your amenities include a built-in convertible couch, built-in closets with custom color cabinet faces, custom color kitchen cabinets, stainless steel countertops, cedar exterior trim, an outdoor shower and custom entertainment shelving.
If you’re deciding whether you’re ready to take a (relatively small) plunge, compare the cost of renting versus buying a tiny home.
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