Manawatu dairy farmers Wendy and Richard Ridd consider the environment extensively when making decisions on their farm that runs to 260 hectares, with a milking platform of 196 cows.
Many of us have thought about ways of providing an extra income stream, or a plan for downsizing to free up some capital. Or with house-prices continuing to rise, perhaps your priority is helping your kids onto the property ladder.
For others, it could be to buy a holiday home to have somewhere to go to unwind.
Well, if you’ve got land – or access to some – you’ve got options.
Amazing Spaces is a New Zealand company providing tiny homes with big solutions to some of these objectives. Morrinsville-based owner, Michael Goodall, says of the tiny homes, “Our goal was to provide New Zealanders with beautiful, but portable small homes. We didn’t want to compromise on quality because of space, but they had to be competitively priced too.”
And it seems they have met their brief. Amazing Spaces’ tiny homes provide a luxurious, yet affordable solution that, with its triple-axle wheel base, can be driven straight onto a paddock or and flat space. Once plumbed in and connected to power, these tiny homes can be used as short-term holiday accommodation to generate some extra cash, or as a cost-effective way for family to get their foot on the property ladder. They may be portable, but with full-sized kitchens and proper bathrooms, Goodall is correct: there are no compromises on quality because of limited space.
“We worked hard to design our tiny homes with clever use of space to give our customers highly liveable homes,” he explains. “Our modern kitchen designs include a proper oven and stone top benches, full-sized fridge, stylish tapware and cupboards, and plenty of space. We’re very proud of the final product.”
With house designs ranging from 1 – 4 bedrooms, options include stairs to a second level, a lounge area plus bathroom and laundry facilities.
These homes are also perfect for permanent living. You can even design a home to suit your needs. This means they are also great solutions if you want a long-term rental, you are down-sizing from a larger home, or if you just need more room for when you have extras staying.
In winter, double glazing, full insulation and a heat pump ensure you can keep cosy and warm. However, including French doors and bi-fold windows mean you can design your home for indoor-outdoor flow – making the most of summer too.
But how affordable are they? Plans start from a very competitive $139K to $155K. If you are interested in checking one of Amazing Spaces’ tiny homes out for yourself, head down to Fieldays and chat to one of the team.