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Five space-saving tips for furnishing your transportable cabin

There are so many benefits to living in a smaller home – cheaper to build, more economical to heat, and quicker to clean, for a start. But people often wonder how to make their small space look uncluttered and roomy, and where they’ll put their things. Here are five great tips for styling your tiny home to make it feel bigger and still accommodate your possessions. Divide the space creatively Often tiny homes have one living area that combines kitchen, dining and living in an open plan style. An interior design trick is to use furniture and accessories to define the different spaces. A large statement rug is a great way to make the room look bigger and create a focal point for your living area. Corner lounge suites save space and can create a border between the living and dining areas. You can also use low bookcases, cube shelvingRead More

How much does a transportable home cost?

One of the most attractive aspects of a transportable home is the affordable price. With New Zealand’s median house price rocketing more than 25% to $820,000 in the year to June 2021 (and $1,150,000 in Auckland), more people than ever are looking for budget-friendly housing options. So, how much will a transportable home cost you? For something with kitchen and bathroom facilities included, our transportable homes start at just $57,900* for a 6M x 2.8M sleepout and range up to $142,000 for a two to three-bedroom 13M x 5M tiny home. Our beautiful designer series cabins range from $104,900 to $163,000*, depending on the size. You can see all the standard features and optional extras here. Of course, you’ll also need some land upon which to locate your transportable home. You might have family land that you can build on for free, or you could lease a portion of someone’sRead More

pizza on a wooden board showing the types of meals possible when cooking in a tiny kitchen

Cooking in a tiny home

If you’ve chosen a self-contained transportable unit, then you’ll get a kitchen and bathroom as part of your set-up. Getting used to cooking in a tiny home can be tricky. But with a little bit of practice, you’ll be creating fantastic meals, whether it is a romantic dinner for two or a meal for the whole family. Top tips for cooking in a tiny home Do your prep early. If you have limited space, it can help to break your cooking tasks into different time slots. Get your prep like chopping vegetables done earlier in the day and then at mealtimes, you’ll just need to cook. Keep a tidy workspace. If your workspace is small, then keeping it tidy is a must. Keep prepared ingredients in bowls or tubs to keep it tidy and wash up as you go along. Keep important utensils like knives to hand so you canRead More

exterior of a transportable unit used for a rental property

Using a transportable cabin for a rental property

If you’d like to use empty space on your section as an income stream but don’t want to build then using a transportable unit for a rental property is a good alternative. Some people choose to use a unit for short-term holiday lets through companies like Airbnb, but you can also use them for long-term rental contracts with the right set up. Things to consider when planning to use a transportable unit as a rental property You may need consent for the buildingBefore you get on to thinking about the actual rental you need to find out if you can place a transportable unit on your section. Changes to the Building Act have made it easier to add a second dwelling but there are certain conditions such as size or having cooking facilities that may still require you to obtain consent. Rentals must conform to Healthy Homes standardsNew standards boughtRead More

stools underneath a television showing netflix in a man cave

Making a man cave

Everyone needs somewhere to chill out every now and then and making a man cave in a transportable cabin is a great way of getting some space without cluttering up your home. A man cave is often associated with a bar but there are plenty of things you can kit it out with. What to use your man cave for Whether need some space for painting or modelling or a train set, you want to play your musical instrument without causing havoc using a transportable unit as a hobby room is a great idea. If you are into weight lifting or want a set up for a stationary bike or other cardio equipment, then a man cave in a unit can stop the equipment taking up space in your garage. One of the most popular uses for a man cave is a place to hang out with a few mates.Read More

Out with the old come and see our new Designer Series unit

Out with the old come and see our new Designer Series unit Springtime is a great time for a change. So we decided to give our site office a facelift by installing one of our new Designer Series cabins. First we had to move the old office – our team showing off their great crane manoeuvring skills as usual. Then we craned the new Designer Series office into place. This is one of the 12×3.6m units. Our Designer Series cabins are a great choice if you want all the benefits of a transportable cabin combined with a modern, stylish look. With high-end fixtures and fittings they are the perfect option if you are using a cabin for an Airbnb and want to stand out or you want a comfortable, cost-effective holiday home at your beach section. Give us a call if you’d like to know more, or arrange to popRead More

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