Forget the extension. If you need more living space, look no further than our great range of lifestyle sheds.

Investing in an Outpost Buildings lifestyle shed will give you a stronger, tougher, affordable storage solution that will stand the test of time.

What is a lifestyle shed?

Outpost Buildings’ range of lifestyle sheds offer you what lifestyle plot owners need most: space. Space to grow, space to live, and space to expand your lifestyle.

Sometimes known as a shed house or shed home, an Outpost Buildings kitset lifestyle shed provides all the benefits of a conventional detached building - but without the additional headaches of a typical construction.

Our complete kitsets provide alternative solutions for common home additions like:

+ Man caves

She sheds


+ Teenager’s retreats

Outdoor playrooms

Outdoor home offices

Boat sheds

Portable garages

+ Bach sheds

Summer houses

Portable sleepouts

+ Workshops

+ Additional bedrooms

+ Alternative or additional accommodation while your main home is being built.

Take a regular shed and add the comforts of home, and you get a lifestyle shed - a cheaper, portable and DIY alternative to a traditional permanent structure.

The benefits of a lifestyle shed

Outpost Buildings lifestyle sheds are a great addition to nearly any property with an used outdoor space.

Here are just a few of the benefits of investing in a kitset lifestyle shed:

Instant living space

Outpost lifestyle sheds are an excellent option for anything from studios to offices to a dedicated entertainment space for guests - if you need living space, quickly, then a kitset lifestyle shed from us can be put together in less than a week.

Dedicated storage and workshop space

Depending on your style of lifestyle shed, you can easily include a workshop and storage space, freeing up room in your main home from tools, equipment and supplies. 

Easy customisability

Outpost Buildings lifestyle sheds are primarily made of wood, making additions like shelves, cupboards, attached tables and more as easy as a drill and some screws. It’s your lifestyle shed - make it your own!

Flexible use

Our lifestyle sheds can be used for a huge variety of activities, from an extra bedroom to a garage to a home office - but you don’t have to stick with your first choice! You can switch the use of your shed at any time, no need to invest in a second structure.

Where you want, when you want

Outpost Building lifestyle sheds can be installed on any solid flat ground or concrete foundations if you prefer, but nearly all of our designs are fully portable. This means that, should you decide to move home and want to take your lifestyle shed with you, you can - all you need is a hiab truck, no need to disassemble it. Some of our designs can even be towed by 4WD, allowing you to move it across your land simply and easily.

'Built Tough'

Outpost Buildings lifestyle sheds are constructed primarily from tough, treated pine, grown sustainably right here in New Zealand. Combined with the corrugated iron roofing, these are lifestyle sheds that are built tougher than most, ensuring your kitset will last decades with the right maintenance and care while still being able to take a knock or two.

What are our lifestyle sheds made from?

Outpost Buildings lifestyle sheds are constructed from New Zealand sourced materials wherever possible, including the sustainably grown NZ pine timber framing.

+ Depending on your shed style, you can expect to find:

+ Durable treated timbers 

+ Strong corrugated iron roofing

+ Galvanised padbolts & hinges

+ Plywood flooring

Our choice to work with NZ-made, NZ-designed wherever possible ensures you get a high quality lifestyle shed constructed with NZ conditions in mind.

Whatever your budget, get in touch with us and we’re sure we can find a suitable solution to suit your needs.

How much does a lifestyle shed cost?

We provide a wide range of different sizes of sheds for every range of budget, from small structures suitable for a hobby room, to large sheds that you can convert into whatever you  want that are practically a home in themselves.

Our kitsets are designed to be high quality, but also DIY-able, allowing you to save on the often expensive process of finding a builder, sourcing materials, choosing a design and securing consents (if necessary).

Our simple lifestyle sheds can be built over the course of a weekend by two people with some construction skills and some basic tools. For our larger and more advanced kits, we generally recommend hiring a builder to put it together for you.

Regardless of your DIY preference, our kitsets come with everything you need to construct your lifestyle shed, including all the framing, cladding, fixings and instructions. No need for an unexpected trip to the hardware store - everything is included.

We can even organise shipping for you, with FREE delivery to your closest Toll transport depot. If necessary, we’re also happy to set up a hiab truck delivery from there to your property as well, so you can sit back, relax, and get ready for your project without worrying about the logistics.