Earlier this year, a 172-square-foot, do-it-yourself, backyard guest house that has a $7,000 price tag went viral and immediately sold out on Amazon.
Now, another tiny house with impressive features has gone up for sale on the popular shopping site.
The prefabricated (prefab) structure is a container home that offers a kitchen, a bedroom, and a bathroom. However, what sets it apart from other tiny houses currently available online is the addition of solar power and wind power systems built on top of the house. It is also remote-controlled; the house uses a hydraulic system to either expand or fold upon command.
The tiny house is sold by a Chinese company called Hebel Weizhengheng Modular House Technology Co. (WZH Group) that specializes in flat packs and container buildings.
The impressive structure comes with a higher price tag at $23,800. It is also not eligible for Amazon Prime. Buyers will have to cough up another $1,000 for shipping.
CNET, which first reported the listing, added that the WZH Group's website states that the hydraulic and solar power systems are optional. It means that the listed price tag might increase or decrease depending on the unit.
Because the listing is new, there are no user-submitted ratings and reviews on Amazon. However, Ada Yin, a representative for WZH Group told CNBC Make It that the company has sold many "homes" in the United States, Australia, Canada, and Germany.
The listing on Amazon suggests that the prefab space has a variety of possible uses, including as a home office or a retail space. Yin added that WZH Group's tiny houses are popularly used as dormitories by students in Germany.
Tiny Homes Now Sold On Amazon
A tiny house is characterized as a living structure that is less than 600 square feet. Interest in tiny houses has increased in the recent years, thanks partly to shows such as Tiny House Hunters on HGTV and Tiny House Nation on A&E.
In 2019, a survey by the National Association of Home Builders revealed that 63 percent of millenials are open to purchasing and living inside a tiny house. In contrast, only 45 percent of boomers and 29 percent of seniors would be willing to live in the smaller space.