Frequently Asked Questions
We tow the cabins with our own vehicle – we need unobstructed access to get the cabin to the site of 3.7m width and 3.5m height.
Yes, but practically no. You will need a vehicle with a towing capacity in excess of 3.5 tons (not rated to 3.5 tons), a dynamic braking setup and suitable wide vehicle signage and lighting.
We prefer to deliver the cabin as we have a dedicated delivery team that are very experienced and equipped to deal with any issues.
Yes, the cabin is welded to the trailer to form a rigid structure for the cabin. Being on a trailer gives you more freedom should you decide to move the cabin, and this also negates the limits imposed from needing building/resource consents from your local council.
No – our cabins are like a caravan where they are used as temporary accommodation.
Building consent is not required if the cabin is under 30 square meters OR on a trailer, just like a caravan. Some councils have differing opinions on this topic, however the legislation is quite clear.
The cabin comes with a standard flush toilet (however a chemical or composting toilet is also possible).
The grey water from your shower and kitchen combined with the toilet waste can be passed through a macerating pump (optional extra) which can then be easily piped directly to your septic/sewer system.
If you choose to not have a flush toilet the grey water can be a great asset if used correctly – on the garden, for example, or simply pipe into the gully trap.
Your local registered plumber is equipped to ensure this is done correctly, especially when dealing with the black water waste.
There may also be some local council requirements that your plumber will be aware of that need to be considered in the installation.
The cost of connecting the cabin to the local infrastructure (water, waste and electricity) is not included in the price of the cabin.
We supply a 15m power cord and adapter providing a 16-amp supply. The cabin wiring is capable of 32 amps, making the wiring future-proof if you want to upgrade in the future.
This will plug straight into a normal household socket.
You can choose a 32-amp supply if you need to run more appliances that require more power like cook-tops and heat pumps, etc.
Installing a separate power feed to the cabin will, most likely, require you to get an electrician to provide a separate circuit from the local distribution board to a fixed socket, and you can connect this to the cabin with a cable.
The plumbing is fitted with a water connection for your plumber to connect to.
Alternatively you can use an ordinary garden hose connection if required.
Access to the site must have a minimum of 3.7m clearance through gateways / past buildings etc, with overhanging obstacles clearance 3.5m.
A flat or near-level site is required for the cabin, clear of overhanging trees, eaves or a house, telephone lines, etc.
Before purchasing a cabin one of our friendly staff members will visit to check that we can deliver and site the cabin for you.
Generally, its 3m off from the boundary, but ask neighbours for permission if less than 3m. We recommend you check with your local council also.
The tow bar is 1.5m long and retracts after use.
At the high point the cabin is 3.3m, measured from the ground to the top of the roof when on the trailer. The low-end point is 2.7m. The inside height is 2.2m on the low side rising to 2.8m on the high side.
A TV cable is installed as standard.
We recommend the use of a WiFi router.
Your internet service provider will be able to supply this and advise you of the best connection system.
No, our cabins are built in our factory and are supplied ready to live in.