Multi-generational Living

Portable Cabins to hire

Feb 23, 2024

When one isn’t enough: Renting multiple portable cabins

At RoomMate Cabins, we see our portable rental cabins used for a range of reasons. For some clients, a rental cabin provides extra room at their place, or a temporary place to live. For others, a rental cabin is transformed into a work-from-home office, an art studio, or a place to retreat and relax. And […]

airport waiting to depart

Dec 16, 2022

Borders are open – do you need extra space at your place?

New Zealand’s borders are now open and travel to and from New Zealand is back on the cards. For many of us, overseas friends and whānau are planning long-awaited holidays to New Zealand, to spend precious time together after years of not seeing one another. If you have friends or whānau coming to say for […]

welcome mat on portable cabin

Jul 25, 2022

Best free apps to keep families connected

At RoomMate Cabins we love to help families stay together for longer, with our portable cabins available to rent around New Zealand. Our portable cabins help hundreds of families across New Zealand stay close and connected – whether it’s by providing extra space for extended family, a sleepout for older kids, or a home office […]

Manawatu rental cabin

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 […]

children outside rental cabin

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 […]

bed in rental cabin

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 […]