A kit home provides a quick and, sometimes, less expensive way to build a house. You can order these do-it-yourself home-building packages, and the kit company will deliver them to your site with pieces labeled for assembly.
Small kit homes are ideal for those with some DIY or construction experience, while large builds may require a contractor. Since they come in many sizes and styles, we’ve rounded up 20 of the best kit homes available today.
What is a Kit Home?
A basic house kit contains material to build the shell of a home, including exterior walls and roof trusses. You can find many kits equipped with framing material, siding, a complete roof system, interior walls, staircases, flooring, porches, and decks.
Since there’s a wide variety in kit contents’ from company to company, it’s essential to understand what you’re getting before you make a purchase.
Kit homes don’t include interior finishes such as cabinetry, plumbing, countertops, or drywall. (Although some contain interior wood walls.) You’ll also need a site with a proper foundation to get started. After constructing the home, you’ll need a professional to hook up the electrical and plumbing work.
20 Kit Homes You Can Build Yourself
- Sonoma – $8,396
- Writer’s Haven – $21,276
- The Tiny – $25,213
- Getaway – $33,001
- Solo+ 75 – $33,550
- The Cottage – $37,000
- Meadow View – $41,163
- The Morgan – $44,300
- Classic G70 – $53,889
- The Contemporary – $55,533
- Mountain Brook – $58,726
- The Emily – $67,700
- Santa Fe – $74,058
- The Patrick – $81,900
- Classic G118 – $85,760
- Vermont Cabin – $106,448
- Susquehanna – $112,717
- Bozeman – $112,850
- Rainier – $136,586
- Rockport – $245,774
1. Sonoma from Summerwood – $8,396
The Sonoma is a small home kit available in sizes ranging from 4′ x 4′ to a more spacious 24′ x 44′. The 11′ x 12′ cabin kit is $8,396. The Sonoma features three floor layouts, including one large room or a room and bathroom. Summerwood offers an online home kit customizer so you can experiment with the floor plan before buying.
Other features of the Sonoma include a hip roof, arched windows, french doors, cedar shingles, and storm shutters.
2. Writer’s Haven from Jamaica Cottage Shop – $21,276
The Writer’s Haven is a 12′ x 18′ precut kit with a whimsical design. It includes the floor system, walls, siding, porch, and roof system. You can choose from a 3 or 4 seasons package, but if you plan on living in the home or using it as a guest house, opt for the insulated 4-season package.
You can make many customizations, including the wood on the porch, roof color, and siding.
3. The Tiny from Might Small Homes – $25,213
The Tiny is a 192 sq. ft. small house kit with a customizable floor plan. The sample floor plan makes space for a Murphy bed, bathroom, washer and dryer combo, seating, and table.
The kit comes with exterior walls, roof panels, house wrap, roofing felt, wiring chase, and interior walls. There are many upgrades available.
4. Getaway from Conestoga Log Cabins
The Getaway is a two-room cabin kit with space for a full bathroom and living space. The cabin is 195 square feet, appropriate for use as a tiny house, hunting cabin, or backyard guest house.
The Getaway cabin kit comes with all precut materials to build the home, a roof system, doors, windows, and electrical wiring. It’s one of the most complete house kits on the market.
5. Solo+ 75 by Avarme – $33,550
The Solo+ 75 is an A-frame house kit that boasts 1.5 stories and 365 square feet. The floor plan features one bedroom, one bathroom, a living room area, and space for a small kitchen. The second floor is a loft area.
The kit includes all precut materials to build the exterior of the home as well as interior and exterior doors, windows, painted interior cladding, and ladder stairs for the loft.
6. The Cottage from Mighty Small Homes – $37,000
The Cottage from Mighty Small Homes comes in three sizes, including 480 sq. ft., 600 sq ft., and 864 sq. ft. The smallest size clocks in at $37,000 for the base kit price but offers many customizations that increase the cost. The main floor provides space for a bathroom, kitchen, bedroom, and living room. There’s an optional loft addition on the second floor.
The base kit contains exterior walls, roof panels, ridge beams, house wrap, roof underlayment, plate lumber, and wire chase. You can upgrade to include windows, doors, metal roofing, and more.
7. Meadow View from PMHI- $41,163
Meadow View is a panelized home kit that’s 616 square feet with space for one bedroom and one bathroom. The living room and dining room feature a vaulted ceiling. There’s also space for a kitchen, washer, and dryer.
The home kit comes with roof trusses, panelized walls, and materials to build the frame of the house.
8. The Morgan from Shelter Kit – $44,300
The Morgan is a 14′ x 24′ kit boasting 330 square feet, a porch, a deck, and a small loft area. Because of the shed roof and simple layout, Shelter Kits claim this is one of the easier-to-build house kits.
The kit contains the precut and labeled pieces to build the home and a detailed construction manual. The kit does not include windows and doors, but the Morgan comes with ten rough openings.
9. Classic G70 from Avarme – $53,889
The Classic G70 is a two-bedroom, one-bathroom family house kit. It features a large open living/dining/kitchen combo and a utility room. Avarme has designed this home for warmth and energy efficiency.
The price we’ve quoted includes the structural kit, exterior kit, and interior kit, although you don’t have to purchase all three.
10. The Contemporary from Mighty Small Homes – $55,533
The Contemporary is a modern kit home that comes in sizes ranging from 900 sq. ft. to 1,500 sq. ft. Each kit comes with a customized floor plan so you can determine the number of bedrooms, bathrooms, and the size of common rooms.
The base price for this DIY house kit contains materials to complete the exterior framing. There are many upgrades, such as windows, doors, electrical wiring, and metal roofing.
11. Mountain Brook from Summerwood – $58,726
The Mountain Brook is a cabin-style cottage kit in sizes that range from 12′ x 12′ to 24′ x 36′. The house’s framing is spruce, while the siding, trim, and porch are Western Red Cedar. You can customize the floor plan of this home to fit your liking. There are many upgrades, including dormer windows, pine floors, double cedar doors, and an enhanced siding package.
You can purchase Mountain Brook as a kit or as a pre-assembled prefab cabin. The prefab modular cabin option is more expensive than the kit.
12. The Emily from Shelter Kit – $67,700
The Emily is a 24′ x 24′ house with rows of windows and a dormer on the second floor to maximize natural light. The two-story home features many layout options and is well-suited to work as a full-time home or vacation dwelling.
The kit comes with everything to build the home’s frame but doesn’t come with windows or doors. You can contact Shelter Kit for customizations.
13. Santa Fe from PMHI – $74,058
The Sante Fe is a family home kit with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage. The home is one story and 1,148 square feet. The home design is narrow – perfect for small tracts of land.
The kit contains the wall panels and roof trusses. It also includes instructions for the foundation design.
14. The Patrick from Shelter Kit – $81,900
The Patrick is a two-story home with an option for a full or partial loft. The design features a full loft and includes two bedrooms and one bathroom on the main floor, with a bedroom, bathroom, and office space on the second floor. The Patrick is the most popular house kit from Shelter Kits, with homeowners building it in several states.
You can use this kit as a family residence, lakeside home, or vacation rental.
15. Classic G118 from Avarme – $85,760
The Classic G118 is a two-story kit home that you can separate into two apartments or use as one large family home, depending on your needs. The layout is customizable, with each unit being a small two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment if you wish.
The kit includes everything to complete the home’s exterior, including the framing, roofing system, windows, and doors. The interior kit includes mdf doors, a staircase, and finished interior cladding.
16. Vermont Cabin from Jamaica Cottage Shop – $106,448
The Vermont Cabin is the most popular DIY home kit from Jamaica Cottage Shop. It’s a 24′ x 40′ four-season kit, ideal for use as a full-time home. The kit includes thermally insulated windows and doors, a corrugated metal roof, and a full loft.
The kit home boasts 960 square feet. They recommend a compacted 12” crushed gravel foundation.
17. Susquehanna from Conestoga Log Cabins – $112,717
The Susquehanna is a DIY log home kit that contains 1,143 square feet. The floor plan features two bedrooms, one bathroom, a living room, and a kitchen area. The second floor includes a loft that you can use as a sleeping room or for storage.
The Susquehanna home kit contains everything you need to build the exterior, a roof system, windows, doors, an electrical package, and many optional upgrades.
18. Bozeman from ZipKit Homes – $112,850
The Bozeman is a modern DIY house kit that can be one large unit, two units, or split into four spaces. If you choose to build this model as a family home, it can contain four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a washer and dryer space, a kitchen, a living room, a dining room, and two car garage.
The Bozeman is a panelized kit that includes all materials to complete the shell of the home. They also offer a window package to go with the house.
19. Rainier from Conestoga Log Cabins – $136,586
The Rainier is an ideal DIY kit home for the outdoor enthusiast. The home boasts 1,448 square feet with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. It has a covered front porch and wraparound deck, adding 400 square feet of outdoor living space.
Rainier comes with all materials to complete the framing and exterior of the home, including windows, doors, a roof system, and an electrical package.
20. Rockport from PMHI – $245,774
The Rockport is a large house kit at 3,025 square feet. The floor plan features four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a half bath. The Rockport is a modern farmhouse-style house kit with a covered front porch and attached two-car garage.
The kit contains the wall panels, roof trusses, and instructions for the foundation design.