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’s property. You could also invest in a section for your tiny home, with a view to building something larger in the future.
If you don’t have enough saved up to buy your transportable home outright, it’s important to check your bank’s lending policies, as some banks won’t approve mortgages for prefabricated buildings. However, we have partnered with UFinance to help you obtain low-deposit or no-deposit finance for your transportable home. Loan terms range from six to ten years, at a weekly cost that is typically less than you’d pay in rent (conditions apply). You can see all our current prices here.
Are there any additional costs I need to consider?
Depending on what kind of transportable home you’re building and where you’re going to put it, there are some additional costs you need to be aware of.
Building consent: Each local council has its own rules, so it’s important to contact them to ask if you require consents to situate your transportable home on your chosen piece of land – and what the cost of those consents will be. All of our units over 10M2 are built to code and have a full electrical compliance certificate.
Delivery: Prices start at $750 and increase in line with the size of your home. There may be an extra charge if access is challenging – for example, if we need to crane the house over a fence. We can quote you for the exact amount once we know the details of your project.
Site preparation: You’ll be responsible for ensuring that the area is flat and that you have the appropriate connections for wastewater and electricity (see our FAQ page for details). If you’re rural, you may need to install a septic tank and a rainwater tank. You may also need to lay a driveway to your building. When we deliver your home, we will put it on blocks to level it. If you wish to put the unit on piles later, this will be at your expense.
Additional structures: Don’t forget to include the price of decks, garages or carports, if you want to add them to your home.