New Delhi: Amazon, the online retail giant, is expanding its portfolio of products by offering prefabricated homes that can be delivered to your doorstep in select countries like the USA. These homes, which are also known as prefab or modular homes, are pre-built in factories and can be assembled on-site in a matter of hours or days. They range in size, design, and price, from approximately $12,500 to just over $50,000.
One of the products that has caught the attention of many online shoppers is the “Zolyndo portable prefabricated tiny home,” which costs $27,000 for its 19x20ft variant. This product is designed as a regular small home, with two bedrooms, one living room, one bathroom, and a kitchen. It also features a multi-window/door setup, full electrical wiring, and hot and cold water, drainage, and insulation pipes. It is made of materials such as metal, glass, and plastic, and can be easily transported by truck or trailer.
The reviews on these products are mixed, with some users appreciating their convenience, affordability, and mobility, while others complaining about their quality, durability, and value. Unlike traditional houses that are difficult to relocate, these portable prefabricated homes appeal to individuals who want to have a place to call home without being tied to a specific location. They can also be used for various purposes, such as hotels, booths, offices, guard houses, shops, villas, warehouses, or workshops.
Amazon is not the only brand that offers these products, as there are other companies, such as BOXABL, that specialize in mass-producing tiny houses that can be folded and unfolded in a short time. These products are also available on and outside of the Amazon platform and have similar features and benefits as the Zolyndo product.
However, these prefabricated homes also have some drawbacks, such as being more vulnerable to natural disasters like storms, floods, hurricanes, and heavy snowfall than traditional homes. They may also require permits, inspections, and approvals from local authorities before installation. Moreover, they may not suit the preferences and needs of every customer, as they have limited customization options and space.
As Amazon continues to diversify its offerings, it is entering a new realm of online retail that involves delivering homes to customers’ doorsteps. This is an innovative and intriguing venture that may revolutionize the housing market and the way people live.