Allwood is taking a leaf out of Ikea's — or Sears' —book to offer a DIY tiny home.
The online retail outlet sells, among other things, a studio kit that will enable two people to construct a 172 square-foot accessory structure in eight hours. While slightly smaller than the typical tiny house or accessory dwelling, the detached structure can be customized.
This particular type of building kit, reported by Marie Claire, costs $7,250 to purchase and comes with everything except basic tools (ladder, cordless drill, tape measure, hammer, etc.). Any utility hook-ups or systems are not included.
Allwood's offerings include a variety of accessory structure kits, ranging from a 73 square-foot "weekender" cabin for $3,460 to a 1,336 square-foot cabin for $54,990.
For the typical DC backyard where detached ADUs are by-right, there is a 307 square-foot cabin for $17,485 (far below the allowable 450 square feet), or a 483 square-foot cabin for $31,880.
The company offers a financing option for purchases over $5,000, and its website also notes that buyers bear responsibility for securing any needed building permits.
This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/allwoods-8-hour-accessory-building/15380
Most Popular... This Week • Last 30 Days • Ever
Here's what you need to know about reporting profit made from the sale of your home.... read »
A final look for the year at the DC neighborhoods where home values rose the most thi... read »
Residential development in this jurisdiction-straddling neighborhood got a major kick... read »
A new residential development is on the boards in DC and the design is reminiscent of... read »
With two additional museums authorized as part of the Smithsonian system, a forthcomi... read »
UrbanTurf has compiled virtual looks at large new developments around the DC region.... read »
A Tysons development has the area's five tallest buildings on the boards.... read »
Homeowners will be able to expedite the ADU approval process with two options for one... read »
A rezoning may be in the works for the AutoZone site.... read »
The priciest condo to ever sell in DC just closed last week, nearly a month after the... read »
With this weekend's DC houseboat tour a day away, UrbanTurf thought it only fitting t... read »
President Obama travels to Denver this morning to sign the stimulus bill that has bee... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader wonders if there is a rule for h... read »
As The Wharf prepares to begin construction, DC's houseboat community heads to its ne... read »
In this week's installment of Ask An Agent, a reader asks a fairly common question th... read »
DC Real Estate Guides
Short guides to navigating the DC-area real estate market
We've collected all our helpful guides for buying, selling and renting in and around Washington, DC in one place. Visit guides.urbanturf.com or start browsing below!
Intro guides for first-time home buyers
Awesome and unusual real estate from across the DC Metro