Amazon has come a long way since its bookselling days—the tech giant now has tiny shipping container homes available for sale that can be shipped straight to your door. Produced by MODs International, these cargotecture dwellings might not be pretty, but their availability on Amazon is a fascinating sign of the tiny house movement’s growing popularity. The 320-square-foot homes sell for $36,000 with appliances and ships for a hefty $4,500 freight fee—no Prime discount included.
Shipping containers have become popular building blocks for architects interested in reuse, unconventional materials, and tiny space living. MODs International builds on this trend with their own take on cargotecture, though they use new containers, not recycled ones. Weighing in at 7,500 pounds, these container homes are transportable and their compact shape allows them to be towed or moved via crane from place to place.
The fairly bare-bones home comes with major appliances as well as hookups for plumping, water, and electric. Unlike the other beautiful shipping container homes we’ve featured on Inhabitat however, the MODs International homes could do with a lot of help in the design department. While its French doors and windows let in natural light, the interior looks uncomfortably cramped. Nonetheless, it’ll be interesting to see how well these homes sell on Amazon—we’ll keep our eye out if the e-commerce giant adds more tiny, move-in-ready homes to their site as well!
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