Portable Rooms FAQ's

Portable Buildings are a great solution to your growing accommodation needs.  And should you move, your building comes with you!

Below are some frequently asked questions in regards to our buildings. If you can’t find what you are looking for, send us an email or call 0800 336 822 ….. we’re only too happy to help!

Why Portable Rooms? 
Portable Rooms build our cabins to a high standard of quality, design and looks. All of our cabins feature the ranch slider and window layout which give the interior a feeling of more light and space and the exterior a modern and clean look that does not look out of place in any environment. We offer personal service, are solution based and very easy to work with!  Rest assured, by working with Portable Rooms you’re in very safe hands.

How long to set up?
It generally takes us at most an hour to set up your cabin where you want it, and once we leave it’s all ready for you to move in.

Do you have a minimum rental period?
Our small units have a minimum rental period of 6 months, our large is 12 months. Four weeks notice must be given for return of units, however this cannot be before 6 months rental duration. In special circumstances we do offer short term rentals which can be negotiated. Talk to us today.

Do I have to pay a bond?
Yes, a $200 bond is payable on all of our rental units. This is returned at the end of use if the room is returned clean and tidy including windows and carpets.

Is there a delivery charge applicable?
A delivery charge does apply for our rooms, and this must be paid up front. In most instances the delivery price quoted will include collection when you have finished with the unit.  For greater distances we do offer the option to pay for the delivery fee first and pick up fee later.

How often do I have to pay rent?
Rent must always be paid in advance and can be set up as weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Invoices can be issued on request. Rent must be paid by Automatic Payment.

Do I need Council consent?
Generally speaking, no consent is needed to have a cabin onsite as they are temporary and
under 10m2. Feel free to contact us or get in touch with your local council if you are unsure.

Are your cabins insulated?
Yes, they have Pink Batt insulation in the walls and ceiling. There is either foil or polystyrene insulation in the floor.  This combination is great for warmth in the winter, and coolness in the summer.

How is the power connected?
Your cabin is fully wired complete with safety switch circuit breakers. We supply a power extension lead to connect to the all weather plug on the outside of the cabin, with a normal plug at the other end for you to plug’n go!!
How do I return my cabin?
We require one months notice when you are finished with the cabin. Your job is to clean to the same level you received the cabin. Here is a helpful Cleaning Guide to get it ready for removal:
Every surface needs to be cleaned to the same level you received the cabin.

  • Windows and windowsills to be cleaned thoroughly.  
  • Marks to be removed from walls and light switches.
  • All surfaces should be cleaned to remove fly spots, especially the ceiling.
  • All light fittings to be cleaned.
  • Carpets vacuumed. Badly marked or stained carpet to be commercially cleaned.
  • Cobwebs to be removed.
  • Any items belonging to Portable Rooms to be left inside – lead, key, smoke alarm and mat.

How much space do I need to get my unit delivered?
We need an allowance of around 3m width for delivery of our units. The units are delivered on a truck- either our tip deck truck or a hi-ab, depending on size of the unit. Fees for delivery will be quoted up front and will depend on best option for your site. For standard delivery, our truck  backs into position so it pays to let us know which way you want the door facing and we will load the building as per your requirements. Where access is difficult we can arrange placement by our local hi-ab company to lift the building into place.

PLEASE NOTE:  We are based in Cambridge, New Zealand.  Our coverage area extends from Waikato, up to Auckland, down to Taupo, and includes parts of Bay of Plenty.  

The nitty gritty info


If the above sounds okay – simply choose the cabin you would like and send us your filled out application from. You can view our cabins here.

Following this, we’ll be in touch to talk about your property and our availability.


Up front we require your bond, delivery fee and first week’s rental.  Beyond that we simply require an automatic payment to be set up at an agreed frequency which best works for you.

Delivery and rental

On the day, we’ll need someone home to confirm the positioning of the cabin. If you have any questions in regards to your rental we are only ever a phone call away.


Once your 6 months is up, you can keep the cabin as long as you like. Simply let us know at least 1 month in advance before you’d like us to pick it up. This gives us time to arrange a new home and organise a suitable inspection and pick up time.

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