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Amazon Selling DIY Guest House That Can Be Built In 8 Hours
Living in a tiny house makes so much sense. Whether you want to use it as a guest house, home office, storage shed or pool house the possibilities are endless.
Cedric Jackson
06.27.19

Imagine being able to build your own guest house in less than a day.

That’s what Amazon is now offering with the Allwood Solvalla Studio Cabin Kit, and people are going crazy for it.

The DIY guest house, which costs $7,250, is available on Amazon, but it’s not exactly eligible for Prime delivery.

In fact, because it’s custom-made and not one-size-fits-all, the website asks that customers allow up to 60 days for delivery.

“This cabin is not a stock model and is made to order,” says the website. “Please note that Amazon’s maximum handling time in the system is 30 days, but you must allow 60 days after ordering for delivery.”

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But that’s the toughest part of building the house, which has fans of DIY going crazy with excitement.

And it doesn’t have to just be a guest house. The 172-square-foot building can also be used as a gardening shed, home office, or pool house. In its first weeks on the major retail site, it attracted so much attention that it sold out in a short time. But it’s now back in stock and people are still raving about it.

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Believe it or not, it’s far from the only DIY house you can find.

With the rise of the Tiny House movement and the increasing popularity of DIY, it’s not surprising that people everywhere are reaping the benefits of building their own homes in a fraction of the time.

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One blogger, known as “Mr. Money Mustache,” built his own tiny home for only $3,500.

He says the experience reminded him that we’ve become spoiled by large houses. And ultimately? We shouldn’t prioritize space over quality.

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“Technically, it’s just a fancy shed,” he said.

“But it is functioning as a freestanding office building, a sanctuary, and would even make a pretty fine little dwelling for one person, if you were to squeeze in the necessary plumbing. It’s a joyful place to spend time, and yet it only took a moderate amount of work and less than $3500 of cash to create it. The experience has been so satisfying and empowering, that it has reminded me how much we rich folk are overdoing the whole housing thing.”

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The Allwood model doesn’t come with anything but the building materials, which means that customers will have to buy their own foundation, as well as install hookups for electricity, plumbing, climate control, and other utilities. But people love the chance to customize the house and make it into the kind of space they can really enjoy.

The house is made of Nordic spruce and lined on the exterior with tongue-and-groove planks.

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The result? It looks a lot more like a house than your average garden shed. That means there is ample opportunity for turning it into a real tiny house. The popularity of the Allwood model is a testament to the growing DIY movement, which more and more people are choosing to build their own homes — even if it means prioritizing quality and customization over space.

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By Cedric Jackson
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Cedric Jackson is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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