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Amazon sells do-it-yourself tiny home kits for as little as $6,000

From bedding and toiletries to furniture and food, the online retailer really does have almost all your domestic needs — including actual livable homes.

With Amazon Prime Day approaching, and Americans increasingly flocking to tiny homes, manufacturers have started selling building kits for the miniature habitats on Amazon, and many are priced under $20,000.

While the homes aren’t available for Prime shipping, some do ship for free.

Customers can buy the 292-square-foot “Lillevilla Allwood Cabin Kit Getaway” for $18,800. According to the listing, the “getaway is large enough to function as summer house, home office or even a stand-alone retail building.”

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It’ll take two adults approximately two to three days to construct the house, which comes with all the nails, screws and handles buyers will need. It also includes step-by-step directions. However, the DIY kit doesn’t include plumbing.

A floor plan reveals its layout and specifications. The cabin has three rooms on the main floor with an attic space above.

The house has a 2.5 out of 5-star rating based on three customer reviews.

Amazon is also home to a 113-square-foot tiny house that costs $4,990 and a there’s a $33,000 kit available for the 540-square-foot Allwood Avalon which could take up to 90-days for delivery.

“You’ll be better off building one on your own from materials you purchase locally,” one reviewer writes. While another Amazon customer writes, “Yoooo just bought a house.” Twenty people found that review helpful.

Why tiny?

Tiny homes are a compelling living option for young adults as the small houses exist somewhere between renting and buying.

Millennials are choosing the miniature homes because they have significant student loan debt, bad credit and are scarred from seeing their own parents struggle after the Recession, among other reasons.

Selling tiny homes gives consumers yet another reason to browse through Amazon’s extensive selection as its two-day Prime Day sale kicks off on July 15. This is the longest Prime Day to date, so having more time to shop and more items to shop for might encourage more consumers to partake in the highly-publicized event.

Amazon doesn’t disclose sales figures on Prime Day, but Internet Retailer research estimates sales hit $4.19 billion globally in 2018 during the 36-hour sale, up nearly 74%  from $2.41 billion during 2017’s Prime Day.

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