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It’s Official: You Can Now Buy a House on Amazon

Amazon has gotten into the business of shipping container houses.

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I’m not sure where or how the trend officially started, but shipping containers have somehow become a viable option when it comes to buying your first home. Since shipping containers are by their very nature, ‘shippable’ it was really only a matter of time before online retailers like Amazon picked up on the demand, and started offering entire homes, for purchase, online.

Teaming up with a company called MODS International, the Amazon shipping container ‘tiny homes’ are made of brand new containers, instead of upcycling old ones. The interior space consists of a kitchen, living area, bathroom, and a bedroom that can sleep four (although space will be a little tight).

The containers are also fully customizable, so you can add windows, skylights, and doors to make the space feel larger, and are available with heat and A/C. The good thing about living in a shipping container is that it has great insulation, so you can stay cool in the heat, and warm in the cold relatively easy.

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Should you choose to order your new home on Amazon, you’re looking at around $36,000 for the unit, plus $4,000 in shipping costs. The structure is delivered on a flatbed truck, and takes around an hour to set up.

So if non-traditional living is your thing, Amazon has officially made it easier than ever for you to become a homeowner, including ordering, shipping, handling, and delivery all for one (relatively) low price.

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