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See 5 homes — from tiny sheds to not-so-tiny domes — that you can buy on Amazon from $8,800

a wooden prefabricated house sits on a lawn. there is a cobblestone path going to the house, trees surrounding it and white clouds against the backdrop of a blue sky. the home is being sold on AmazonA 1,290-square-foot prefabricated home made of spruce being sold on Amazon for $125,900.

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  • Amazon sells prefabricated homes on its site, from a two-story shingled dome to a cedar cabin.
  • They cost between $1,000 and $100,000 and range from 150 square feet to 1,400 square feet.
  • See five options buyers can choose from, and what reviewers have to say about them.

Some people DIY school buses into living quarters, others splash out for custom domiciles on wheels. Others? They buy homes on Amazon.

You can have tiny and prefab houses shipped unassembled to your front porch in a couple of days after placing an order on the online marketplace. 

The options for prefabricated and tiny homes on Amazon range from around $1,000 to $100,000 — and while some are no more than a backyard shed, others are pretty expansive two-bedroom units spanning 1,400 square feet. 

To be sure, putting together a home purchased on Amazon is not as easy as having a couch delivered: Those who purchase the units will likely have to pay for help putting them together — or, for the handy shoppers, make it a do-it-yourself project. 

There is also the matter of land: The homes need a site to sit on and local permitting is often required to build additional structures on a homeowner’s property. Buyers would be smart to look into local ordinances before hitting the “Buy Now” button.

Here are the pricing, size, and need-to-know details about five units available on the site and what customers have to say about each.

Cedarshed’s FarmHousecottage with trees in the background and lawnThe 280-square-foot cottage that Cedarshed is selling on Amazon.

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Delivered within a month, according to the Amazon listing.

Size: 280 square feet

Price: $15,367 and free shipping

Total bedrooms and bathrooms: studio

What the reviews say: One person who purchased this home said that while the manufacturer provided the home for cheaper than Amazon, they paid under $5 to ship with Amazon. On top of that, the reviewer wrote that they were excited to have this home for their family: “I’m looking forward to raising my five year old in a cabin the same size as Davy Crockett’s birth home,” the reviewer joked. 

Another reviewer pointed out, though, the product has no features other than the structure itself. “For those of you that think you can put this up and move right in, please REREAD the description! THIS IS A SHED! There is no insulation, no plumbing, no electrical wiring…not even glass windows! Do your research before buying this thinking you will have a cheap home. Many cities or counties will not allow this as living space,” they wrote. 

Puzhong’s Studio Unita 200-square-foot container tiny home with black trim and gray walls, windows for sale on amazonPuzhong’s container studio unit is about 200 square feet and comes with a kitchen and a bathroom. It’s being sold on Amazon for $8,800 plus $1,500 shipping.

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Ships in about a month and comes with kitchen and bathroom finished, according to the Amazon listing.

Size: about 200 square feet

Price: $8,800 plus $1,500 for shipping

Total bedrooms and bathrooms: studio, one bathroom

What the reviews say: One reviewer who gave the product five stars said that they thought the price was reasonable, and that they’re able to rent the apartment out.  “If you can find a half-acre of land for about $5,000 and do the site prep yourself (like me) you’re all in for a studio rental property for about $18,000. I rent mine for $1,500 per month,” they wrote. 

Another reviewer said the unit was “too small” for a human. Indeed, 200 square feet is a small area for some, but for those who like living in tiny homes, other reviewers pointed out this is a perfectly average size. Still, for those that are looking for a more spacious unit, this option may not be your best bet. 

ECOHOUSEMART’s Three-Bedroom Cabina wooden prefabricated house sits on a lawn. there is a cobblestone path going to the house, trees surrounding it and white clouds against the backdrop of a blue sky. the home is being sold on AmazonA 1,290-square-foot prefabricated home made of spruce being sold on Amazon for $125,900.

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It will take 120 days to 150 days for the home to ship and “additional materials are required,” according to the Amazon listing.

Size: 1,290 square feet

Price: $125,900

Total bedrooms and bathrooms: three bedrooms and one bathroom 

What the reviews say: While there are no reviews for this product in particular, there is one for this company, which sells a variety of prefabricated homes on Amazon.

One reviewer noted that their models only come with the exterior of the house, rather than other prefabricated and modular tiny homes that come with at least walls, floors, kitchen and bathroom appliances.

“So it’s clear you only get glass and glued laminate beams,” the reviewer wrote. “My construction experience tells me that you can shell a decent size house down to the drywall with all the plumbing, electrical, & HVAC for the same price, or, get them included with other reputable prefab home sellers.” 

One pro is that this is not a tiny home, like a number of others on this list. It’s a full-sized home. 

 

ECOHOUSEMART’s Moon Housemoon house for sale on amazonThe 986-square-foot Moon House ECOHOUSEMART is selling on Amazon for $14,990.

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Will ship within a month, according to the Amazon listing.

Size: 986 square feet 

Price: $14,990 and $1,942 for shipping

Total bedrooms and bathrooms: two bedrooms, two bathrooms across two floors 

What the reviews say: While there are not reviews for this specific product, there are reviews for similar products that the company sells. Reviewers note that this is merely the bones of a house that the purchaser has to build, not a completed unit. Even the product description warns: “This is not a complete house. You are buying a dome framing kit only!”

Bastone’s Modular Unita gray modular home with black trimThe 300-square-foot modular unit that Bastone is selling for $27,500 on Amazon.

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Will ship for free within a week, according to the Amazon listing.

Size: 300 square feet

Price: $27,500

Total bedrooms and bathrooms: studio unit, bathroom can be added   

What the reviews say: One reviewer noted that there was a similar unit for sale that cost nearly $10,000 less just a few months before. “I was interested then. Not now,” they wrote.

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