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Amazon’s Selling A Guesthouse ‘Kit’ That You Can Build In Your Backyard In 8 Hours
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Amazon’s Selling A Guesthouse ‘Kit’ That You Can Build In Your Backyard In 8 Hours

Some of the more experienced crafters have been talking about this DIY shed for a while, creating a huge buzz about it online. And if you like to build things as well, it might be right up your… backyard. This ‘garden house’ by Allwood can be converted into a guesthouse, studio, garden house, pool house, a sunroom or truly anything your heart desires and it shouldn’t be harder to assemble than your typical IKEA purchase.

More info: Amazon | Allwood

Two adults could assemble the Allwood Solvalla in just about 8 hours

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“[The] Solvalla tiny house kit is made from high quality solid Nordic wood,” the company writes on its website. “This timeless design is an alternative to classic log cabin styled structures. It works well in a variety of surroundings and can be a guesthouse, home office, granny flat, or even a retail space. Versatile Solvalla can also be set up on rooftops of multi-story buildings. Assembly of this solid wood structure takes a full day for two adults. Do it yourself simple step-by-step directions come with the kit and only minimal tools are needed.”

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The company has prepared simple step-by-step directions and says that “only minimal tools are needed”

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The total floor area is 172 sqft (16 square meters)

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The structure weighs approximately 2480 lbs (1125 kilos)

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Amazon had been selling the tiny home but says it’s “currently unavailable.” Anyone who desires it, however, can order it on the official Allwood website for $6,550 (the shipping’s free). The only things you won’t find in the easy DIY kit are roof shingles and foundation materials. Allwood estimates they will cost about $150 and $170 respectively.

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Also, there’s no bathroom added in the tiny house plans but Allwood states that “adding one is not difficult” as you can purchase DIY indoor bathroom kits also.

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Allwood is offering the product for $6,550

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If your backyard ideas include extras like HVAC or electricity to this DIY home, you’ll need to figure out how to do that yourself. It doesn’t include any of these amenities.

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Here’s what people have been saying about it

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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So we're getting Amazon advertisement on BP now? Great 🙄

TC
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And the biggest cartoon company in the world is everywhere also.

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Reuben Rudd
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3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Please don’t let Advertisements like this on BP.

FloC
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3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And when your guests need to pee in the middle of the night, they have to cross your lawn with a torch to light their way to your house. Then your insomniac / nosy neighbour spots them, calls the cop and your guests end up in a jail cell. Hosting guests problem solved...

Anna Repp
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why go inside when you got that nice green lawn all around you?

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Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So we're getting Amazon advertisement on BP now? Great 🙄

TC
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And the biggest cartoon company in the world is everywhere also.

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Reuben Rudd
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3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Please don’t let Advertisements like this on BP.

FloC
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3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And when your guests need to pee in the middle of the night, they have to cross your lawn with a torch to light their way to your house. Then your insomniac / nosy neighbour spots them, calls the cop and your guests end up in a jail cell. Hosting guests problem solved...

Anna Repp
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why go inside when you got that nice green lawn all around you?

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