Frequently asked questions

Do we need a permit?

No. RoomMate Cabins are under 30sqm, are transportable and have no water connections, so they do not require a permit. They are subject to the usual height-to-boundary rules, but this should not restrict you from being able to get a cabin. Your local RoomMate operator will be able to advise you. Consents are subject to local council regulations and we recommend you seek guidance and clarification from your local council before renting a Roommate Cabins.

Can I buy a RoomMate Cabin?

No, RoomMate Cabins are only available to rent.

Is there a delivery fee?

Yes. This includes bringing the cabin to your property, placing it on site, leveling it, and removing it when it is no longer required. The delivery fee is a charge that may vary according to region. Visit the Rent a Cabin page on our website to find your nearest RoomMate Cabins supplier page.

How do you deliver my cabin?

RoomMate Cabins are delivered on a custom-built tipping trailer. If we can get our trailer to your site, we can deliver your cabin!

An advantage of RoomMate Cabins is that they are built on skids attached to a steel base, not on wheels. While this eliminates the need for a big step to get into the cabin and provides a more stable platform, it also means the cabins are more manoeuvrable.

The cabins can be rotated and moved about on steel poles. This means that RoomMate Cabin suppliers can get your cabin into tight and tricky places that other suppliers cannot.

What if there is no access to the site?

If we cannot get our trailer to a site, we can often arrange for a Hiab (truck crane) to lift the cabin into place.  This adds to the cost of delivery, but if you need the cabin for a reasonable period then the extra cost gets spread out over time.

How do we connect to power?

RoomMate Cabins are built with an outdoor power socket connected to the cabin. We supply you with a lead that has a matching outdoor connection at one end and an RCD safety switch at the other. This RCD plugs into any ordinary 3 pin power socket in your house or garage.

Are the cabins insulated?

Absolutely! Cabins are insulated to a residential standard, with Batts in the walls and ceilings plus insulation underneath. They are warm, dry, and cosy.

Do your cabins have bathroom facilities?

No, our cabins do not have any water connections, and therefore do not require permits.

Do you provide WINZ Quotes?

Yes, we are approved suppliers of portable accommodation by Work & Income and can easily provide you with a quote for them.

What can I fit in the cabin?

RoomMate Cabins will comfortably hold a Queen size bed with a couple of pieces of furniture. Have a look at our floor plans on our Cabin Inspiration page for more ideas about what you can fit in a RoomMate Cabin.

Is there a minimum rental period?

Yes. 6 months.

How quickly can you deliver?

We usually deliver within a few days, depending on availability. Your local RoomMate Cabin supplier will be able to advise you.