Modern Shed added $129,000 tiny homes on wheels to product line

  • Backyard shed maker Modern Shed has unveiled the DW, a $129,000 tiny home on wheels.
  • The company decided to add this new addition to its product line during the coronavirus pandemic in order to “offer something that embodies agility, which is really something this year has asked of all of us,” founder of Modern Shed Ryan Smith told Business Insider in an email interview.
  • The DW, short for Dwelling on Wheels, can be delivered as an office on wheels instead of a tiny home.
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Backyard shed maker Modern Shed has added a newcomer to its product line: the DW, a $129,000 tiny home on wheels.

Modern Shed has been known to build backyard sheds that can serve as home offices and gyms, storage units, guest bedrooms, and more. But after almost 20 years of doing so, the company has decided to pivot this year amid the coronavirus pandemic to unveil a tiny home on wheels known as the Dwelling on Wheels, or the DW.

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“We wanted to leverage that experience [of building sheds] to offer something that embodies agility, which is really something this year has asked of all of us,” founder of Modern Shed Ryan Smith told Business Insider in an email interview. “The DW can do a lot — it’s great for enjoying nature short-term, for off-grid living, or as a second, remote home.”

Right now is also a strategic time to sell tiny homes as the movement has increased in popularity this year as the coronavirus pandemic continues to rage on in the US, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.

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