Need extra space fast? Consider renting a portable cabin!

Rent a cabin

Feb 15, 2023

It’s no secret that finding accommodation in Auckland and the rest of NZ is a challenge, especially in the aftermath of the bad weather we’ve experienced.

If you need a roof over your head fast, we have portable cabins available now across NZ. And best of all, we can deliver them to your place quickly and easily.

With no permits required, and easy access to power, portable cabins provide an affordable and easy solution for short or long-term accommodation.

RoomMate Cabins rental cabins are warm, dry, modern, and available in 3 sizes. Our cabins are insulated for comfort and fitted with good-quality carpet and curtains. Furnish with your own furniture to make a portable cabin feel like home.

Whether you’re looking for accommodation for yourself or loved ones, we make creating extra space at your place seamless and stress-free.

How does it work?

Renting a portable cabin is simple…

  1. Find your local supplier
  2. Choose your size and let us know where you live
  3. Once we have confirmed your address and payment, we can deliver your portable cabin straight to your place
  4. Start using your cabin straight away!

How much does it cost to rent a cabin?

Our standard cabins are available for less than $100 per week, plus a bond and delivery fee which vary depending on where you live.

Winz quote to rent a cabin

If you’re entitled to a Work and Income accommodation supplement, you may be able to use this supplement to hire one of our cabins.

WINZ quotes can be provided by our team. If you need a quote for your WINZ application, contact your local team!

Do I need a permit to rent a cabin?

You don’t need a permit to hire a portable cabin from RoomMate in Auckland or anywhere else in NZ. Our portable cabins are under 30sqm, are transportable, and have no water connections – so they don’t need a permit for residential use.

How quickly can I hire a cabin?

We can usually deliver a rental cabin within a few days, depending on our availability.  Check with your local supplier to find out delivery timeframes in your area.

What can I fit in a cabin?

Have a look at our floor plans on our Cabin Inspiration page for more ideas on what you can fit in a portable cabin.

Find support in Auckland and around NZ

If you have been affected by the floods and need help during this challenging time, support is available.

Auckland Council Emergency Relief Fund

This fund supports people who are experiencing hardship due to disasters who need urgent financial assistance. Find out more about the fund.

Work and Income

Work and Income may be able to provide financial support if you have been affected by the flooding, even if you don’t receive a benefit. Find out more online.

Civil Defence Payments

Civil Defence Payments are available for people affected by the flooding. In most cases, Civil Defence Payments are not based on income or what assets you have. To find out more about Civil Defence Payments, call Work and Income on 0800 400 100.

Health and Wellbeing

Looking after your mental health and wellbeing is more important than ever during this challenging tine. Reach out to friends and family, as talking to others and supporting each other can be therapeutic. If you need further support, free-call or text 1737 to talk to a trained counsellor.