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Student sleep-outs for semester two

Just when it feels like Christmas might have been just a little further back than yesterday…the middle of the year is here, and that means it’s time for a game of rental musical chairs for the students of New Zealand.

Students who are moving on from their flats, or newly arriving to town to begin a mid-year paper, tend to be searching with more haste and determination than those searching over the summer. Rooms are getting snapped up left, right and center… do you have space for a keen student?

A little more space is a welcome addition to any Kiwi home. We can easily achieve this with the help of a little self contained unit (or granny flat) in the garden. While it is always nice to have an extra room for visiting family and friends, the greatest benefit to having an extra room in the yard is, of course, the opportunity for profit!

Many are put-off the idea of arranging a room in the garden as it sounds like the makings of a complicated project requiring endless council fees, paperwork, and building consent. Planting a portable room (and an optionally temporary room at that) in the garden just eliminated all those potential problems from your ‘to do’ list.

According to the Department of Building and Housing, Kiwis are allowed to have a detached building in their garden without prior building consent, though it stresses that “all building work must comply with the New Zealand Building Code”. Fortunately, Portable Building Hire units have always and will always meet the high standards of this code.

If you are seeing the profitable possibilities that come with having such a space available for rent paying students (or perhaps visiting family members) then hiring a portable building could be the option for you! Get in touch with the team at Portable Building Hire today to arrange your mini abode right on time for winter…and second semester.

Need a portable smoko room?

The story of smoko is embedded deep within kiwi history. The term is a New Zealand/Australian term meaning ‘to take a quick cigarette break’, although nowadays smoko is less about the tobacco, and more about the coffee, tea, and snacks.

To partake in smoko meants to take a casual little break from work, usually around 10 or 11 in the morning. During smoko, workers can snack, enjoy the company of friends and coworkers, or just have a laugh and reflect on life. Even the occasional business deals were known to be done over a smoko break! Read More