7 DIY Guest Houses You Can Buy on Amazon (Because Apparently That’s a Thing)
In our house, having company stay with us equals dark circles, a backache and lots of yawning. And no, that’s not just because the in-laws are here (again). It’s because we don’t have a guest room, which means when Aunt Nancy announces she’s coming down for a surprise visit, we get relegated to the basement air mattress so that she can have our room. Not a pretty picture.
But there’s a solution that may be more affordable than putting an addition on the house. Amazon now sells DIY guest houses that you can assemble yourself right in your own backyard. And no, that’s not a fancy way of saying “pitch a tent.” These are legit solid-wood structures that could serve as a guest room, she shed, Zen den—whatever extra space you’re looking for. Here, seven of the best DIY guest houses available on Amazon.
1. Allwood Arlanda XXL Studio Cabin Garden House Kit
Going for a modern look with your backyard abode? This design fits the bill with its large windows and contemporary shape. Plus, at 273 square feet, it has enough area for a full-size bedroom. All you need are two adults and a free day to assemble it.
3. Allwood Palma 3 Two-Room Studio Cabin Kit
This chic, two-room guest house has a very modern look, with massive windows to let in plenty of natural light. The kit includes high-quality Nordic wood and aluminum door frames, and the wall separating the two rooms can be adjusted, so you can tweak the floor plan to suit your needs. If it were us, we’d make one room a bedroom and the other our home-away-from-home office.
4. Allwood Mayflower Garden House Cabin Kit
Minimal outdoor space doesn’t have to hold you back from having the Amazon tiny house of your dreams. This Mayflower cabin kit is compact, but you can still fit a bed and a small sitting area inside, we promise. Take a look at the interior mock-up of the 117-square-foot space and see for yourself.
5. Allwood Dreamcatcher Cabin Kit
Now your bestie will have her own private porch when she comes to visit. This 205-square-foot cabin can be assembled in just ten hours. Not bad, considering the finished product is a legit mini house. All that’s missing is a bathroom, which the manufacturer says is possible to install (although the space will be more cramped).
6. Allwood Avalon Cabin Kit
OK, at $33,990, this baby certainly isn’t cheap. But considering you’re essentially getting two extra bedrooms, it might be worth it in the long run. The description claims that two adults can build this two-story cabin in about a week, but we’d recommend calling in a professional crew to handle the assembly.
7. Allwood Arlanda Jr. Studio Cabin Garden House Kit
Sometimes less is more. That’s definitely the case with this Amazon tiny house. The 180-square-foot space makes for a quaint guest house (or a safe haven when you need a break from your fam).