If you’re itching for a little more space at home, investing in a backyard tiny house may be the upgrade you need.
Amazon has tons of tiny house kits available — from simple sheds to multi-room abodes — that start at just a little over $5,000. These basic bundles allow you to construct and set up a space in your backyard that you can customize and transform into a home office, art studio, guest house, or even a schooling space for your kids, giving everyone you’re quarantining with some more room.
With charming features like covered porches, exposed beam ceilings, and floor-to-ceiling windows that let in plenty of natural light, these little cottages have the potential to be almost anything you can dream up. Several sellers advise getting a group together (at least two adults) to build. You’ll also need to prepare a foundation before you begin assembly. And many of these kits come with free shipping, though some charge an added fee, which is noted in the listing.
With your investment, you can transform any one of these structures into a backyard retreat that serves as a home office, trendy a “she-shed” for hobbies and passions, a place for visitors to stay, a pool house, and much more. And no matter what you need it for, their versatile designs allow them to be converted into something else down the road, ensuring you’ll use them now and years from now.
Much of Amazon’s assortment comes from Allwood, a company that sells DIY kits for constructing tiny houses, backyard playhouses, saunas, and more, as well as extra supplies for add-ons like countertops, stairs, and garden beds. While there aren’t currently tons of tiny house kit reviews to peruse, the brand has received hundreds of positive ratings from shoppers who purchased other items, calling the company “very helpful and courteous” and its products “high quality.”
Many tiny house kits are now low in stock and even more have already sold out on Amazon, including the Allwood Solvalla backyard guest house that went viral, so if you see one that suits your needs, be sure to get it now.