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Choosing a Transportable Home

Your New Life Awaits: What to Know About Choosing a Transportable Home

There are a lot of reasons to consider purchasing a transportable tiny home. Maybe you don't need a full-sized home but need extra space.

Did you know that transportable prefab homes also make excellent granny flats?

It could be the perfect solution to give teenagers the space they need or care for ageing parents. Retirees can enjoy extended stays with the kids and spend more time with the grandchildren without worrying about getting underfoot. Or you might enjoy the extra cash in your pocket when you downsize to a transportable home after retirement. These tiny abodes offer all the familiar comforts but won't drain you from a lifetime of hard-earned retirement income.

Real estate prices have been skyrocketing around New Zealand lately. While markets are stabilising, values are still high enough to push many people out of the market. Even if you are lucky enough to find a builder available in the next 12 months, building materials and supply chain issues have made renovations more expensive and challenging.

Transportable homes offer an alternative option for people who would rather not deal with the stress of mortgage repayments that continue to rise with every interest rate increase. They are a fantastic way to save money, reduce stress, and allow you to move whenever and wherever you want.

You have a lot of decisions to make when choosing a portable home. This article will tell you everything you need to know.

What are the Different Transportable Home Types?

Everyone has different needs when it comes to transportable homes, which means there are myriad choices to make when selecting the best option.

Before you go out hunting for a transportable building to call home, it can help to know precisely what a transportable home is.

What is a Transportable Home?

Transportable homes are prefabricated structures that can be moved to different and possibly more permanent locations using a truck with a crane.

The term covers a broad spectrum of homes that can be moved, such as relocatable homes, tiny homes, modular homes, and portable homes.

In short, any home that is built in one location and moved to another is transportable, but that does not mean it is not built to last. There are many examples of transportable homes delivering comfortable living standards for 50 years or more.

Transportable Home Benefits

'Built-on-site' homes are constructed at the location where they will be used. Many materials can be used, such as bricks, cement blocks, and wood. Building a home on-site typically takes much longer than a prefabricated home built in a factory because all materials must be sourced and transported to the site.

Prefabricated home builds, also known as 'Off-site manufactured homes', typically have a much shorter wait for homebuyers because all building materials, machinery, tools, and labour are already on the factory floor and ready to go.

It can take between 6 and 12 months to build a traditional home in today's property climate, while HouseMe Transportable Homes can be ready to go in as little as three months. The fact that all materials are locally sourced also helps to ensure build time is kept to a minimum.

Choices in Transportable Home Types

Depending on your needs and budget, a transportable home can be manufactured from various materials, including steel or aluminium.
Tiny Home buyers can enhance the portability options by choosing from models built on skids or wheels.

HouseMe relocatable homes are all made for skids. Houses on wheels are technically transportable homes; however, they are not subject to the same stringent regulations set out by the building industry because they are considered vehicles rather than homes.

HouseMe cabins are built according to the high standards required by New Zealand's building industry. You can be sure of the safety and reliability of the structure and the facilities within it.

Who Are Portable Homes For?

Whether you are a retired couple looking to downsize after all the kids have flown the nest, or you are a family of four or more, there's a transportable home style that's just right for you.

Perhaps you have a career that requires you to move around a lot. Instead of selling your current home and going through the hassle of buying another property in a new town, you can pack up a transportable home and take it with you.

Retired couples with families and grandkids no longer need to feel like they are underfoot during extended stays. You can have your own space while staying close enough to visit as often as you like, or even pop a tiny house into the backyard if there is room.

Transportable Homes' Size Range

A transportable home can suit a wide variety of living requirements. Do you have a couple of teenagers who need their own space but aren't ready to move out? A two-bedroom tiny home with a bathroom may be a more practical solution than a full-blown renovation.

Parents with kids looking for a more affordable option would be comfortable in a three-bedroom transportable home, complete with a full bathroom and kitchen.

As you can see, there's a relocatable home for every situation, right down to a small sleepout perfect for creating your own space for some much-needed privacy. If your job requires you to work from home, a tiny office will give you the peace and quiet you need to get some work done.

You have a pretty good idea of how you would like to live and how much room you need, so selecting a relocatable home that's right for you won't be difficult. When considering a transportable home, the size of your family, your budget, and the lifestyle you would like to lead will go a long way towards determining what will work for you. Are you ready to learn more about how a transportable home can enhance your lifestyle?

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