In the midst of an escalating cost-of-living crisis, an unconventional trend has emerged—people purchasing homes on Amazon. What may seem like a quirky idea gained momentum after a popular YouTuber named Unspeakable featured a video where he bought everything necessary for living, including a house, from the online retail giant. The video, initially shared on TikTok, went viral, leading to an unexpected surge in actual home purchases through Amazon.
Priced at a surprisingly affordable $20,000, these houses have garnered attention for their practicality. They come equipped with essential features found in regular homes, such as a kitchen, living area, bathroom, toilet, and even a shower. One distinctive aspect is the quick assembly time, taking only a few hours to build.
The unconventional trend has sparked discussions, especially considering the challenges many face in the current housing market. A recent survey revealed that up to 68% of Gen Z individuals, now as old as 26, continue to live with family members due to the financial constraints of renting or purchasing their own property. Additionally, a striking 90% of millennial homeowners express regrets about their initial home purchases.
While purchasing a house on Amazon requires additional considerations such as land acquisition and addressing electric and plumbing needs, it has prompted debates on whether this represents a savvy solution (W, win) or an unconventional and risky move (L, loss) in the face of the housing affordability crisis. As the cost of living continues to strain many households, alternative solutions are gaining attention, even if they come in an unexpected Amazon box.