Document and entity information - USD ($)
$ in Millions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Feb. 19, 2018
Jun. 30, 2017
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]      
Entity registrant name Altisource Asset Management Corporation    
Entity central index key 0001555074    
Current fiscal year end date --12-31    
Entity filer category Non-accelerated Filer    
Document type 10-K    
Document period end date Dec. 31, 2017    
Document fiscal year focus 2017    
Document fiscal period focus FY    
Amendment flag false    
Entity common stock, shares outstanding   1,601,835  
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity public float     $ 44.7