Most Frequently Asked Questions
Why are our cabins the best?
Many of our customers say they chose our cabins over others because of the higher standard of quality, design and looks. All of our cabins feature the side ranch slider and deck design which give the interior a feeling of more light and space and the exterior a modern and clean look that does not look out of place in any environment. Our cabins are definitely better quality cabins in comparison to many of the other "home built" styles that are advertised, and we are also very competitive in our pricing. Another benefit is we mount our cabins higher off the ground than other cabins. This allows for more air flow underneath which results in a much drier cabin, which helps to keep the cabin warmer in the winter, and cooler in the summer because the air can circulate underneath. All this adds up to being much better for your health. We mount and level our cabins on concrete blocks, this makes them absolutely firm and stable when walking around inside. These are just some of the benefits of why people prefer our cabins. We try hard to provide the best possible service and value available in the North Island.
Are Cabins Insulated?
Yes - all of our cabins are fully insulated in the walls, ceilings, and also under the floor. This is great for warmth in the winter, and also helps keep it cooler in the summer.
Are Units Powered?
Yes - All of our units are provided with power connectors that allow easy connection to existing 230v power outlets.
What about plumbing?
The Norfolk ensuite comes with a shower, vanity and toilet. The kichenette has a kitchen sink. It comes fully plumbed. The cabin has a hot water califont which works great when you hook it to mains pressure. If your water supply is from a header tank you may need a small inline pump to assist. The hot water califont requires a gas bottle supplied by you. A 9kg bbq gas bottle works great. Hook up is your responsibility. Water to the cabin can be connected to a normal outside garden tap. Black alkathene is preferred over garden hose as it is better for drinking water. Grey water from the cabin can be run to a normal outside drain. Toilet is a cassette type portapotti which is only really for night time use. Optional standard toilet available if you are able to service it.
Do we need council consent?
Typically No - Because they are a temporary and mobile form of accommodation registered as a light vehicle with NZTA. It would be a very rare circumstance that you could require a consent for a portable cabin. eg. A commercial location may require a consent. We locate cabins throughout the North Island. If you have any concerns please contact your local council for clarification.
Is there a delivery fee and bond?
In order to cover our transport and setup costs we do charge a delivery fee depending on your location - please call us for more specific details regarding delivery costs and bond - we are very competitive with these fees.
Bond for Wade cabins $400. Delivery, Set up, Pick up at end generally totals around $600 depending on location.
Bond for Norfolk cabins $600. Delivery, Set up, Pick up at end generally totals around $700 depending on location.
Is there a minimum rental period?
Our minimum rental period is 6 months as this works out the most economical for our customers and also allows us to maintain our low weekly rental rates. The majority of our customers will take an initial rental term contract of between 6 to 12 month and then continue to rent after that period is up. There is no limit to how long you keep renting your cabin after your rental period is over, we have some happy customers that are into their 4th year of cabin rental. CabinsToRent also build new cabins to order. If you would like to discuss purchasing a cabin please call Marcel on 0800 929 270. All our cabins are built in our undercover factory by professional tradesmen and than trucked and relocated to your site. We will be happy to work with you in whatever way we can to make your next building project become a reality.
What are the Cabin dimensions?
FAQs for Cabin users
I have no power?
Check the power point your power lead is plugged into. Check the circuit breaker button on the power lead. Here is a Cabin Power Document
which may help. Contact us if you continue to have a problem.
My Hot Water is not hot?
Check your gas bottle is full. Check you have good water pressure through your hot water tap compared to cold water tap. The hot water califont works great when we hook it to mains pressure. If your water supply is low presure or from a header tank you may need a small inline pump to assist. If low water pressure it may be that the filter is blocked. Contact us
regarding backflushing unit.
Can I move my cabin?
Sorry No. Only our approved contractors are able to move cabins. Please contact us
if you wish to move it.