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    Batch/ Tiny House:Made from a shipping container

    I was hoping some of the forum members with building knowledge could comment of the feasability of building a small batch out of a shipping container?This has been done quite alot overseas and likely New Zealand too.I would want a one room arrangement with an outside toilet.

    I have been dreaming of doing this for ages but have no idea regarding the regulations that might have to be aheared to?

    Ideally I would like to build one on steel piles to level it off,most the less expensive land is sloping.
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    Needs to be on wheels/towable to be exempt from consent?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    Needs to be on wheels/towable to be exempt from consent?
    Could it be on runners?

    RSJ runners,that could be lowered to level it and be dragged by my non existant bulldozer?
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    There are companies in NZ that specialise in building modular houses from shipping containers, we had one in Tauranga,
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    Just has to be transportable, most common ones are hiab or container lift shifted. Portacom site offices, etc. Shouldnt need a permit unless lived in permanently or wired into mains or water and sewerage.

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    Got a container dropped in, gravel pad under it resting on some tantalised timber, hasn't shifted yet

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    I have just been helping a mate put up x3 cabins that come in kit form. Three of them take up a container so this was the quantity he bought in.
    They are within the permitable size to be classed as portable, and come with 150mm insulation in floor and roof, plus 60mm in all walls. Alos included is laminate floorin, basic wiring/lights and double glazed windows(with fly screens) , and stacker style ranch slider.
    They are sitting on timber bearers and take aprox one day to put up, with no specialist skills needed.
    Landed for $5 000 NZ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pengy View Post
    I have just been helping a mate put up x3 cabins that come in kit form. Three of them take up a container so this was the quantity he bought in.
    They are within the permitable size to be classed as portable, and come with 150mm insulation in floor and roof, plus 60mm in all walls. Alos included is laminate floorin, basic wiring/lights and double glazed windows(with fly screens) , and stacker style ranch slider.
    They are sitting on timber bearers and take aprox one day to put up, with no specialist skills needed.
    Landed for $5 000 NZ.
    Details on these? Sound like the ducks nuts
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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Details on these? Sound like the ducks nuts
    I am working on finding more out, but the guy who bought them in is a bit of a wheeler dealer type and is not giving much away so far.
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    IQ Container Homes

    Multiple designs from 1 bedroom to 3 bedroom.

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    One problem with using shipping containers in NZ environs is that you need to insulate them, which usually means having to frame them internally.
    The units I have mentioned have prefabricated wall panels using (fairly thin) powder coated ali that sandwiches the insulation.
    I don't suppose the walls would be great for fixing to, but I am sure that #8 wire mentality could get over that one
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    A mate of mine bought a complete b-train off a local transport company for around 4-5k, had rego and cof...... He's transforming that into his house........ Just sold a digger base from a 30 tonner to a lady who is going to put a container on it, sold it with the slew bearing so she will be able to rotate it to catch the sun as she needs it


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