A TINY home found on Amazon could be yours in days for just $4,999.
The building offers 168 square feet of living space, and customers have said it has a cozy, cabin feel.
The structure, which could be converted into a tiny home, usually ships within four to five days.
Aesthetically, the style is described on Amazon as “traditional,” and it is made with aluminum, wood, and alloy steel.
Inside, the house offers 168 square feet of living space with all-round plastic gazebo windows.
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The Galvan steel double roof allows for all-weather use, while the front and back doors can allow for air circulation in the warmer months.
The PC screen walls have wind and rain resistance and can be fully opened up to let the fresh air in.
Nevertheless, the inside is cozy in the evening.
One satisfied customer wrote in an Amazon review: “It is like having a private cabin in your own backyard.“
Another praised the manufacturer, saying: “The representatives at Purple Leaf were truly outstanding, even on the weekend.”
‘INNOVATIVE AND COST EFFECTIVE’
This building is designed for use as a gazebo or garden room.
Purple Leaf describes the product as an “innovative and cost-effective alternative to traditional home extensions.”
If you wanted to turn it into a tiny home, you would need to make many major changes to the existing structure.
First, you would need to check with your local authority if buildings like this can be used as permanent dwellings.
You would need to further insulate the building and make provisions for electricity and plumbing.
Then you would have to think about a way to add a kitchenette and a bathroom if there weren’t facilities already on site.
A SMALL WORLD
Configuring furniture in a small space is tricky, but many tiny home enthusiasts have proved it is possible.
Alternatively, there are now companies making and selling ready-to-go tiny homes.
Incredible Tiny Homes has a fully equipped model starting at just $15,000.
And Escape makes “the most beautiful tiny homes in the world” from $42,000.