Yes, you read the title correctly. Amazon does, in fact, sell prefabricated homes. They aren’t mansions or anything, but who cares. You can buy a home for less than $20,000, some as low as $5,000. Of course, you’re going to need tools and maybe a few basic carpentry skills. But has a lack of skills stopped you yet? We doubt it. Keep reading to find out how you can get your Amazon prefabricated home!
Amazon Prefabricated Homes
Owning two homes…who has that kind of money? Let’s be honest, most of us probably don’t have a few hundred thousand lying around. However, Amazon along with a lot of other retailers offer prefabricated homes for under $25,000. You can even find tiny homes for under $10,000. Of course, this is cheap in comparison to most single-family homes. And while you’ll be saving a lot, you will be compromising space, in both the prefabricated Amazon houses and other tiny home options.
Even if you’re not looking for a second home for when shit hits the fan, you have to admit, this isn’t a bad looking prefabricated house – off Amazon of all places. Right when you thought Amazon couldn’t do more than they’re already doing, they start shipping homes.
Who says you have to live in a tent after the apocalypse? Make this place your survival home instead.
- Inside Combined Floor Area: 292 Sqf + the sleeping Loft (not part of the 292 Sqf)
- Wall thickness: 1-3/4″ (44 mm) – dual T&G windblock pattern
- Ridge Height: 12′ 8″ – Back wall height: 8″ – Kit weight is 7300 lbs
- Doors: Exterior (2): 62-1/8” x 76-1/8” – Interior (1): 32-1/2” x 76-1/8”
- Windows | front: 36” x 36” | back: 54-1/8″ x 36″ | left: 27-5/8″ x 46-7/8″ | right: 21-3/4″ x 68″
This prefabricated home could also be a little garden room or the most beautiful shed you’ve ever owned. It’s one big open space – so plenty of room for activities. No one said you needed seven rooms and three full baths in your home away from homes, just a roof over your head and a way to keep warm.
- Inside Floor Area: 209 Sqf – spacious yet cozy
- Wall thickness: 1-3/4″ (44 mm) – dual T&G wind block pattern
- Front / back wall height: 7’3″ – Ridge height: 11’11”
- Each extra layer of wall planks adds approximately 4-1/2 inches to the wall height
- Extra wall planks are listed separately – SKU: 8O-5C6V-VCA4
One of the more expensive options on Amazon, but still worth mentioning – because hey, it’s a cabin. Now you can be like your forefathers and build your own cabin back in the woods someplace. Of course, you’re not cutting your own lumber…but still. If you did it right, you’ll end up with two bedrooms and a bathroom.
This particular kit also has a bit more space, which is part of the reason you’re paying more.
- 725 Square Foot Goshen Timber Frame Cabin Kit
- Handcrafted Timber Frame
- Prefabricated Insulated Panel Enclosure
- Tongue and Groove Decking for Ceiling and Loft
Much smaller, and cheaper than the other options we’ve listed is this tiny little shelter. Yes, you could use it as a hobby space, a shed, playhouse, etc. Or, you could make it your survival home hidden away someplace up in the mountains. Really, it’s all about imagination, and I could imagine myself finding shelter in this 113 square foot building over a tent in a blizzard any day.
- Inside Floor Area: 113 Sqf – 9’1″ deep x 12’5″ wide
- Wall thickness: 1-3/4″ (44 mm) – Nordic Spruce Dual Tongue Windblock pattern
- Ridge Height: 8′ 3″ | Wall height 6’5″
- Door: 33.5″ x 69.7″ | Window: 46.9″ x 34.2″
- Minimum site footprint 13’1″ x 9’8″ – Weight 3200 lbs
Just when you thought things couldn’t get any cooler, Amazon presents you with a ranger cabin kit that has a nice little covered front porch. No one said you couldn’t survive in style. Of course, it’s going to cost you, but not as much as that timber cabin listed above. No, it’s not as big, but there’s a bathroom, kitchen space, a living room, and a small loft to sleep in. What more could you possibly want?
- 259 SQF main floor + spacious 168 SQF Loft
- 2-3/4″ (70 mm) dual T&G windblock pattern
- Milled from slow grown Nordic Spruce
- 451 SQF roof area at 24.8 degree angle – ideal for solar panels
- Lead time 45 days from order date
Why Get A Prefabricated Home
State of Emergency
If a state of emergency happens, do you have a place to go? Are you planning on running to the nearest cave? Maybe you’re planning on staying at your uncle’s place. No matter what, it’s important you know your options prior to the emergency. When things get really bad, you might have to forfeit everything you have and go someplace else, whether that be due to a hurricane, flood, or other natural disasters. Of course, there’s always the chance of a zombie apocalypse, so you should be prepared for that as well. Either way, you might need a place of retreat that isn’t your home on Sunshine Ave. Point being, you should be prepared for when things get really bad. Some choose a second home—you could use it as a vacation spot when your life isn’t being threatened too.
A Survivalist’s Second Home
Container homes are starting to become popular now. For those of us who have no imagination or building skills of any kind, there are container homes just for you. You can get all the necessities needed for survival, and oddly enough have a very modern looking home. There’s really no limit to what you can do with these things. You can add solar panels and even make additions later on.
What’s nice about a container home is how quickly you can turn it into a living space. Here you have this giant box and the next thing you know it’s a home. Of course, you might have to add some insulation for warmth. But, they do come water and windproof. Add some furniture and you’ll really be living in style.
- Fast installation:2 hours/set ,save labor cost
- Anti-rust: all material use hot galvanized steel
- Waterproof: without wood ceiling, wall
- Fireproof: Fire rating A grade
- Simple foundation: just need 12 pcs concrete block foundation
- Wind-resistant (11 level) and anti-seismic (9 grade)
- Solar power energy system can fully charge in 10 hours, it depends on the local sunshine condition.
Tiny homes aren’t anything new. They make great vacation spots, an awesome alternative to RVs, and they work as a survivalist’s second home. And yes, you can find them on Amazon.
Remember all those trips you took and made the statement, “We’ve taken everything but the kitchen sink!” Well, guess what? Now you really can take the kitchen sink. In fact, you can take the entire house. You’ll never have to worry about packing a suitcase again in this ultimate vacation home. Of course, if you’re planning to live long term out of your tiny home, you’ll have to downsize a little – maybe a lot. But, you’ll never have to worry about finding a pet-friendly hotel again. Or, maybe you don’t want to live long term in such a small space. It makes a great alternative if there’s a state of emergency or evacuation.
- 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, 399 sq.ft.
- Includes covered front porch, pine accents, tile flooring, decorative barn door, kitchen appliances, and window coverings.
- High ceilings, open-concept floorplan, and ample storage space