What Setup & Prep Do I Need to Do?
We then use our digger to easily manoeuvre the cabin into those tight areas that the truck can’t reach. There is usually no site prep needed if the site is reasonably flat. (If the unit is over 10m long we will need to organise a larger digger onsite to manoeuvre it into place)
Once the cabin is placed in the requested position we then block (not pile) the cabin level. (This is usually a temporary measure until the client puts the unit on piles (extra cost)). If the site is uneven or sloped you may need to get a digger to level the site location.
All Unit2go Cabins are built to the NZ building code 3604 and the associated compliance cost is included in our pricing. Don’t get caught out by buying a non-compliant cabin.
What About Power & Water?
POWER: All our tiny homes have an electrical compliance certificate. All units come with a 15 metre 16 Amp caravan electrical lead for connection to your existing power source. We recommend you install an external caravan power point at your source.
WATER: Also standard in all our tiny houses/cabins is an exterior water inlet that can be connected with a standard garden hose, from your existing onsite water supply.
WASTEWATER: There are 2 options with Wastewater.
Option 1: Installation of a Saniflo pump. This means that waste can be pumped down a 25mm pipe up to 40ms from the unit, it can also pump uphill 5 metres. There is an extra cost involved for the pump.
Option 2: The toilet outlet can be plumbed in as per your normal house system. This would need to be carried out by a qualified drain layer. The waste will then go into your existing sewer drain or septic tank.
Can You Build to Our Design?
You can choose a standard Unit2go floor plan or we can develop a design according to your requirements. A Unit2go tiny house can be as large as you need – you can always join two units together for a pavilion style home. Please see our Designer Series for some ideas.
We can also build specialist commercial units. We have built many different types of units including; bunkrooms, ablution blocks, mobile bar, mobile cafe, portable stables, offices, etc. The possibilities are endless.
How does Rent to Own work?
We need to approve you as a suitable Finance customer, this is assessed by you completing our online application form. At the time of submitting your application, you will also need to provide us with photo ID and proof of address, plus you will need landowner approval. You advise what weekly payments you can afford which then decides the term of the loan.
See our price list online for more info and terms and conditions.
Please click on the link to view a draft copy of our Credit Contract Unit2go Credit Contracts.
The Finance rate ranges vary, please read about our rates and fees here.
Financial Service Provider registration# FSP43603
Do I Need to Pay a Bond for a Rental Unit?
Generally, Unit2Rent does not require a bond for its rental units, however, this is assessed on a case by case basis. The delivery and pick up fee is required to be prepaid prior to delivery. Min rental term is 12 months. See online for more info.
How Much is Cartage & Setup?
For a simple delivery, costs start from $750 for 2.4m wide sleepout close to our factory and increase from there. Larger units are quoted individually due to extra costs involved for over-dimension pilots etc. Our Designer Series has stricter delivery requirements.
Do I need consent?
Each cabin is built in accordance with the building code. However, you may need a resource consent or building permit for your specific location. If you are unsure about consent or permits then please contact your local council for more information.