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09/06/2018

Top 8 uses for a transportable home

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Transportable homes are a great solution for New Zealand's housing crisis. Affordable, accessible and well built, they enable kiwis to get a house they can call a home.

Whether you're looking at a transportable home as a temporary housing solution, long-term living or to generate an income, getting your transportable home is even easier now that finance is available.

Here we're going to look at the top 8 uses for a transportable home in New Zealand.

Long-term home

The tiny house movement has led many people to de-clutter and downsize into a smaller home. Transportable homes are perfect for this as they can be delivered to most sections of land with little fuss. Whether it's a back yard or a vacant section a transportable home can be a perfect place to call home.

The most fitting transportable unit for this could be the 2 bedroom transportable home with kitchen and ensuite so you have space for kids or guests.

Temporary accommodation

Whether you're renovating your existing home or having a new one built you might want to spend a couple of months in a transportable home temporarily. Because transportable homes are either on wheels or steel skids they are easy to disconnect and remove after you're done meaning you can sell them on and recoup all or some of the initial purchase price. Sounds better than throwing money at rent and you might enjoy the injection of cash after your recent project!

The deluxe one bedroom temporary home with kitchen an ensuite gives you a comfortable temporary home away from the stresses of your project.

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Air Bnb

Growing in popularity is renting out a sleep-out or cabin on the popular accommodation site Air bnb a quick search of the site shows that a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom cabin in Auckland can be rented for anywhere between $40 a night to $225.

Having a portable cabin on your land means you don't have to wait for family and friends to stay to use it. Between those visits opening it up to out of town guests could earn you a couple of hundreds dollars extra a week.

You don't need much to please a travelling sales rep or a couple on a weekend away. Take the one bedroom studio with ensuite for example, it's got everything you'd expect from a hotel room as a guest and because it's on wheels you can easily remove it if you find it's not for you.

Home office/craft room

Even though a transportable home is a great place to live it can also be a cheap way to create some extra space away from the house.

From a hobby room to an art studio, or even as an office for your home business something as simple as a studio cabin can create that extra little bit of space you need. Using it as an office also means you can lock it up and keep your materials safe, or spread out your papers without worrying about the clutter!

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Help the newlyweds

If you're recently coupled up, or your children are in a similar situation, then space to begin your life as a couple could be found in a small transportable home off to one corner of family land.

If you want to start saving but don't want to move back in with family then this option gives everyone the privacy they need in a space that can start to be filled with homely touches.

An ideal starting point is the large one bedroom transportable home with kitchen and ensuite. It's very similar to its deluxe one bedroom sibling but if you're not after the fanciest thing on the market and only need it until you get a deposit together then this is ideal. There's the added advantage of either keeping it and using it as an Air bnb in the future or selling it and releasing some cash to spend on your new home.

A home for mum or dad

Our parents do a great job of looking after us all our lives. From when we're youngsters all the way through adulthood they're always there. As they get older it would be great to return the favour by looking after them and even have them close to home.

A transportable home can give an aged relative a place for them to relax while also being close to family if they need help or just some company.

A simple one bedroom transportable home with a small kitchen and easily accessible ensuite is ideal for people looking to live in comfort. That's easily found in the one bedroom with kitchen and ensuite.

Rumpus room

As the kids get older their friends start to become more of a feature of your home. Play time may have evolved from screams of joy (and sometimes pain!) to shouts and laughter. For many people this is the joy of a family home, but as their bed times become later and later you may find that having a separate space for video games or late night chats might be beneficial. It may even be good for a few drinks once the kids have finally gone to bed!

The open plan studio is ideal for exactly such occasions. This bigger cabin features plenty of space for a sofa or two, maybe even a pool table! It's like a second living room and ideal for when the fun is better had away from the main house.

Holiday home

If you're lucky enough to have a perfect section near your dream holiday spot then a little bach to flop in at the end of a long day can be easily found in a transportable home.

If all you're after is a studio set-up for a couple then the open plan studio with kitchen and ensuite is ideal for the couple looking to get away.

For family trips sticking a couple of bunk beds in the two bedroom with kitchen and ensuite means you'll have the perfect back for those family trips away.

No matter how you plan to use your transportable home you can begin your journey by downloading our full brochure and finding the perfect one fo you.

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