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Portable cabins: where it all began.

The original idea for residential portable cabins in New Zealand came from the RoomMate Cabins founder, Dennis Trotter, back in 2002. Dennis was working in real estate and property development at the time and found there were a lot of families that needed to upsize as the kids got older, particularly teenagers who were struggling to share a bedroom with younger siblings. Dennis thought about the fact that some of this upsizing wasn’t a long-term issue. The kids would be leaving home in a few ...

July 18, 2019

Are you building your own home? A cabin makes a great on-site office.

Speaking from personal experience, we built our family home five years ago. One of the first things we did, was install a standard cabin (2.4m x 3.6m) onto the property to enable us to have a secure and clean space away from the building site....

July 4, 2019

How to decorate your cabin and make it your home!

We see so many excited people when we deliver their cabin to them. Having their own space can be life-changing. We’ve put a few ideas together to show how you can make your cabin your own space – your home! Firstly, what kind of things do you like to have around you? What things bring you joy? Maybe it’s books, magazines, plants, pictures, photos, lots of colour or a neutral colour palette. The important thing about your space is that it is just that – your space. So, do what works ...

June 27, 2019

How a cabin can help your home-based business succeed.

Even here at RoomMate Cabins many of us work from home, so we know first-hand what it’s like.  There are great benefits, but there can also be some challenges. Our customers know (and so do we) that working from home gives you greater flexibility, you can work around your family easier, and there's no commuting!  Often successful working from home requires your own space.  Working from a kitchen table or the corner of a bedroom is not optimal for running a home business.  D...

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