Whether you’re after a fully consented tiny house or a more temporary plug and play option we’re here to help. We offer a range of packages and support.
We take the worry out of building. With Genuine Tiny Homes, we take care of every aspect of getting you into your new home. In conjunction with you, we:
Help you decide which of our homes best suit your needs.
Help you decide on location and aspect.
If you want your home consented, we handle all that for you too.
We manufacture your home in our New Zealand facility with our New Zealand team of experts.
We deliver and install your home for you.
We hand over the keys to you and if you invite us, we will help you celebrate.
Phone Consultation with our Salesperson or face to face at our display village in Christchurch
Desktop analysis of your site using existing aerial photos
Discuss house sizes and options
Verify your local zoning requirements
Identify potential constraints
Estimate foundation costs
Estimate delivery costs
Discuss our current lead times on building houses
Investigate site delivery and assess if any craneage required
If a site visit is required by one of our team, this may be a separate cost and discussed with you at the time
Provide one estimate of house build cost
Visit site or carry out detailed desktop study of section
Finalise your house layout
Create a fixed price quote for your building
Complete schematic design of your home
Specification of materials
Plumbing & electrical plan
Book your space in our workshop queue
Optional - Apply for a council PIM (Project Information Memorandum)
This has a 20 working day turnaround and will tell us if there are any planning or District plan issues with the house proposal before we go for the more expensive and more involved planning application.
Costs vary from Council to Council, approx. $270-$600
Christchurch City Council - Planning your building project
Finalise your house design
• Both parties sign up to a building contract
• Create engineering drawings
• Submit full planning application to Council (Council consent costs will be the responsibility of the owner. These vary in cost from $3,000 to $8,000 depending on Council, size of building etc. New building sites may also incur an additional fee for Council Development Contributions. GTH will be able to provide the owner with more detailed information prior to submitting)
Build commencement payment is paid prior to container structural build. Includes windows, doors, cladding etc.
Construction will commence within 3 weeks of this payment being received.
At key stages of construction, we will provide updates and pictures of your Genuine Tiny Home.
Stage 5 — Site delivery payment - 30% of build cost
Site delivery payment is paid prior to delivery.
Once we confirm that your site is ready to receive your Genuine Tiny Home, we book the crane & trucks and send our installation team to your site.
Stage 6 – Fitout payment - 15% of build cost
Fit out payment is due once your container is on your site ready for fitting out. This phase will take your home through to Final Inspection.
Stage 7 –Final inspection payment - 5% of build cost
Final inspection payment is paid upon completion of all of our works to deliver your finished house.
Connection of utilities is not normally included in our contract.
Decks, paths, landscaping, railings, stairs, solar and any other extra options are installed.
# Payment schedule can be discussed to meet your lender’s requirements