Multi-generational Living

Dec 8, 2021

Questions to ask before you commit to a granny flat

“Granny flat” is a term used to describe a unit for living in, that is on the same site as the main house. It could be physically attached to the main house but is usually a separate building. You might think a granny flat is simply for an elderly relative moving in but is essentially […]

Aug 25, 2021

Lockdown and kids

So here we all are back at Level 4 and encouraged to stay home and stay safe. Which is all very well if you’re an adult without any little dependents running around the house. What about those of us who are housebound with kids? Sure, we’ve done this before, and we know how to do […]

Jun 4, 2021

Tips for Living at Home Yet Remaining Independent

How long is it acceptable to live at home with your parents? In today’s society it’s becoming increasingly common for young adults to continue living at home with their parents beyond the traditional age. When you consider the rise of living costs, it makes sense that 20-somethings are choosing to stay home and save money […]

Jun 4, 2021

Getting through tertiary study with minimal debt

We all know the struggles of student life – pulling an all-nighter to submit an assignment at the last-minute and living on two-minute noodles because you spent all your money going out on the weekend. Balancing tertiary study with “real life” responsibilities can be a challenge, particularly financially. Student allowances, student loans, part-time jobs all […]

Dec 11, 2020

This home is your home, this home is my home

Multigenerational living is a growing trend the world over. Across the board, there are an increasing number of families opting to live this way. Defined as families consisting of more than two generations living together, this can be as simple as living with a grandparent. Closer to home, a Branz report commissioned by the Government […]

Dec 10, 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. “I want a cabin for […]