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How to work from home

Many of us at RoomMate Cabins work from home – right out of our own portable cabins – and many of our customers do too. You could say we’re experts. Which is why we understand the huge shift many people are experiencing right now, being forced to work from home (WFH) – and in a hurry. We’ve put together the following tips to help you (and those within your bubble) adjust to your very own WFH situation....

April 9, 2020

We all need more time and space.

Is it just me, or has there been an excessive amount of talk about New Years resolutions!  Maybe it's the whole 2020 thing  - which sounds like we've arrived in the future! Social Media has been choka full of resolutions - courses we can do, inspirational quotes, so many goals, things to achieve, mountains to climb...it can be exhausting thinking about them all!! And sometimes you just need to switch this all off - stop the chatter. We all need some quiet space of our own: Time to thin...

January 14, 2020

How to use plants to enhance your cabin.

Plants are a great way to add softness, a touch of nature, and homeliness to any home or room, and this is equally true for plants in cabins.  Plants are great for improving your mood, productivity, help your concentration, and also help to reduce stress. This week we had a Facebook post around what plants were suitable for sunny spots in cabins. We got some great comments and messages so I thought I would talk about some of the suggestions that were made....

December 19, 2019

How a portable cabin can help your family.

At RoomMate Cabins we hear a lot of our customers say they need a cabin to keep their family together, to help out a family member, and to support others.It is one of the things we love about the business. Our customers are helping others, and we're helping them....

December 5, 2019

Do you need a cabin for an event?

RoomMate Cabins make the best portable event spaces! They have been used for so many events around NZ. We drive them in. You create your special event station. And when you're finished with it we take it away. It doesn't get much easier than that....

November 21, 2019

Using a cabin as your dedicated study zone.

Having your own study space is crucial for learning. To study you need:Peace and quiet. Less interruptions. To create your own study zone - like listening to your own music that then doesn't bother others. But you also sometimes need just a bit more space than your bedroom or your kitchen table! Just as a work-from-home business needs a dedicated workspace, so too does someone studying at home....

November 7, 2019

Meet some of our RoomMate Cabins people.

People come first at RoomMate Cabins. We are here for you! As a nationwide company, we've got NZ covered with cabins. So I thought it might be nice to introduce a few of our franchisees that you'll meet from the Far North to the Deep South. ...

October 24, 2019

Do you need extra space at your workplace?

Our portable cabins provide a variety of spaces at work sites to make everyone's working day much more pleasant. Sometimes you need an extra work space but the cost of building, buying or moving to bigger premises just blows the budget. And you may only need it temporarily.  A cabin delivered to you gives you the opportunity to test whether you need more permanent extra space, or you can opt for a long-term cabin.  The great thing is, when you're finished with it, you simply ring up yo...

October 10, 2019

Getting that indoor/outdoor flow in your cabin!

With summer just round the corner, now's the perfect time to be thinking how you can extend your cabin space to enjoy the warmer months.Take charge of the space outside your cabin and create a really special place....

September 26, 2019

Rent a cabin to use as a treatment or therapy room.

Renting a portable cabin is a great way to start a therapy or treatment home-based business. Having a cabin as your base means that you have flexibility with your work hours, your family and your lifestyle.Many of our cabin customers started their business using a room in their house (or the kitchen table!). Something we hear a lot is, "I need more space!"  Over the years we've seen so many customers use a cabin to set up their therapy/treatment room. And they are loving it!...

September 12, 2019

Getting a portable cabin to your place.

At RoomMate Cabins we really try hard to get a cabin into where you want it. Sometimes it's not so straight forward so some planning is required.  Generally when you order a cabin or enquire about hiring a cabin, your RoomMate Cabin operator will take a look at your place (either by Google Maps or come and do a site visit). They look at a number of considerations including whether it has good access, where you want the cabin to go, and how level the section is. ...

August 29, 2019

Portable cabins are a cost-effective solution for students.

The cost of studying is getting extremely expensive these days. Accommodation is one of the costs that adds to the burden for students. With rental properties skyrocketing in price, renting a cabin is a much more cost-effective option for students. ...

August 15, 2019

How to keep your portable cabin warm and dry over winter.

In the winter months, when the sun isn’t shining so much and there’s a lot more rain about, keeping your home and cabin warm and dry is really important. It’s a much nicer space to be in when it’s cosy, warm and dry! We’ve got a few tips to help you keep your cabin healthy during the colder months. RoomMate Cabins are insulated to help retain heat inside, and because it’s a smaller space they are quick and easy to heat.Essentially to keep your cabin healthy, keep it warm and dry, and...

August 1, 2019

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 20, 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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