Frequently Asked Questions

  • How quickly can you deliver?
    If we have a cabin ready we have been known to deliver cabins on the day customers have called us.
  • Do I need to prepare the site?
    There isn’t usually any site prep that you need to do. If the site is steep or there are potential problems you are concerned about, then just let us know. We can look at your property on Google Earth or pop around to check if needed.
  • How do you make the cabin level?
    We have jacks, levels and packers that we use to make sure the cabin is nice and level for you. This is all part of the delivery process.
  • Do we need a permit?
    No, you don’t need a permit to get a Cabin King Cabin. There are regulations about where a cabin can be placed on a property, but this usually isn’t a problem.
  • Is there a delivery fee?
    The delivery fee is between $150 and $200 in Auckland and Waikato and from $200 in the Bay of Plenty (click here for more info). This includes bringing the cabin to you, setting it all up and removing it when you don’t need it anymore. So it is like a delivery/removal fee.
  • How do you deliver my cabin?
    We deliver your cabin on a custom-built trailer. We pride ourselves on getting cabins into difficult areas and if we can’t get the cabin in then there is no charge to you.
  • What if there is no access to the site?
    If there is no access to where you need the cabin, we can employ a transport company to lift the cabin into place using a Hiab crane. Unfortunately, this does cost more, however, if you are going to have the cabin for quite a while then the extra cost doesn’t add much to the weekly cost.
  • How do we connect to power?
    We provide a power cable to you. One end connects to the cabin with a specialised outdoor connector. The other end plugs into any ordinary power point in your home, garage or shed.
  • Are the cabins insulated?
    YES! Cabin King cabins are insulated to a residential standard, with Batts in the walls and ceiling and either polystyrene or foil insulation underneath. This keeps them warm and toasty in winter.
  • What can I fit in the cabin?
    Standard cabins can fit up to a Queen size bed plus a couple of small pieces of furniture.
    Large cabins can fit up to a Kingsize bed plus larger furniture.
    Click here to see options of what you can fit.
  • Does the cabin stay on the trailer?
    No. A benefit of Cabin King cabins is that they are built on top of a steel frame and steel skids. This makes them much easier to access, with no need for steps. They are also more solid and don’t rock, as they don’t need stabilisers like cabins on wheels.
  • How high / wide are the cabins?
    Large cabins are 4.2m long, 2.4m wide and 2.4m high at their highest point. Large cabin roofs are 2.85m wide.
    Standard cabins are 3.6m long, 2.4m wide and 2.4m high at their highest point.
  • Do your cabins have bathroom facilities?
    No. Cabin King cabins do not have bathrooms in them.
  • Are the cabins painted inside?
    Most of the cabins are painted on the inside, however some have a natural woodgrain finish. We will try and provide the finish you like, but it may depend on what is available.
  • What colours are they?
    The outside of the cabins are a modern light Grey colour, with the roof a darker blue/grey colour. The inside walls are either a light off white colour or woodgrain.
  • Do they have curtains?
    Yes, all Cabin King cabins come with curtains.
  • Do they have carpet?
    Yes, all Cabin King cabins come with carpet. We can take the carpet up if you prefer a smoother hard floor surface.
  • Can I rent out the cabin long-term and earn some extra money?
    Absolutely. Cabin King cabins are used for borders, students or short stay Airbnb type accommodation, plus a variety of businesses operate out of Cabin King cabins.
  • Do you provide WINZ Quotes?
    Yes. We are registered with Work and Income and can provide quotes for you if required.
  • Is there a minimum rental period?
    Yes. The minimum hire period is 6 months. If you need a cabin for a shorter period, contact us and we will see if we can help out.
  • What if I want to keep the cabin longer than six months?
    That’s fine. There is no need to contact us, just keep the cabin as long as you need and give us two weeks notice when your ready to give it back
  • Is a bond required?
    Sort of. We ask for four weeks rent in advance at the beginning. This covers your first weeks rent and the remaining three weeks acts like a bond that you get back at the end.
  • Do I get my rent in advance back?
    As long as the cabin is returned in a reasonable condition with no outstanding money owing, then yes, the rent in advance is paid back.
  • What is the price of renting a Cabin King Cabin?
    We have great prices. Standard cabins are just $60pw and large cabins are just $80pw.
  • What do I do when I’m finished with my Cabin King Cabin?
    Just let us know at least two weeks before you would like us to pick up your cabin and we will pick it up. We get your bank account details from you and will pay back any amount owing to you after we have picked up the cabin and have had a chance to look it over for damage.
  • Is there a collection fee?
    No. There is no collection fee. The cost of picking up the cabin is included in the delivery fee.
  • What areas does Cabin King service?
    Cabin King can provide cabins from Wellsford in the North down to Hamilton, Tokoroa, Taupo and Whakatane.
  • Can we view your cabins?
    Contact us to arrange to view one of our cabins.
  • How do I order a cabin?
    Easy. You can either complete our online order form here or call us on 0800 333 8767 to arrange getting your cabin.
  • How can I get in contact with the Cabin King team?
    You can call us on 0800 333 8767 or click here to find your local manager.
  • Can we pick up the cabin ourselves?
    No. The cabins are quite big and heavy, being built out of solid materials.
  • Do you supply appliances?
    No. Cabin King cabins are used for a variety of purposes and customers supply what they need.
  • Do you fit gas appliances in the cabin?
    No. Gas appliances are not allowed in Cabin King cabins as they produce moisture and cause dampness and mould inside the cabins that are not healthy.
  • Can I buy a Cabin King Cabin?
    As the vast majority of customers like the flexibility and cost effectiveness of renting a cabin, we don’t usually sell our cabins. However if an existing customer thinks they would prefer to own their cabin, we may be able to arrange something.