Forget the extension. If you need more living space, look no further than our great range of liveable sheds.
Investing in an Outpost Buildings liveable shed will give you a stronger, tougher, affordable storage solution that will stand the test of time.
What is a liveable shed?
Outpost Buildings’ range of liveable 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 liveable 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
+ Teenager’s retreats
+ Home offices
+ 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 liveable shed - a cheaper, portable and DIY alternative to a traditional permanent structure.
The benefits of a liveable shed
Here are just a few of the benefits of investing in a kitset liveable shed:
Instant living space
Outpost liveable 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 liveable shed from us can be put together in less than a week.
Dedicated storage and workshop space
Outpost Buildings liveable 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 liveable shed - make it your own!
Our liveable sheds can be used for a huge variety of activities, from an extra bedroom to an art studio 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 liveable sheds can be installed on any flat stable ground or concrete foundations, and nearly all of our designs are fully portable. This means that, should you decide to move home and want to take your liveable 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a liveable shed cost?
We provide a wide range of different sizes of sheds for every range of budget, from small structures suitable for single-person offices, to full-sized cabins that are practically a home in themselves.
Our kitset sheds 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 liveable 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 liveable 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 quote for 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.
What are our liveable sheds made from?
Outpost Buildings liveable sheds are constructed from high quality locally sourced and imported materials. From the corrugated iron roofing to the sustainably grown NZ pine timber framing, everything in a liveable shed from Outpost Buildings is built tough, and made to last.
Depending on your shed style, you can expect to find:
+ Durable treated timbers
+ Strong corrugated iron or Colorsteel roofing
+ Quality window and door joinery
+ Clear panel of roofing for natural lighting inside
+ Plywood flooring
We work with New Zealand-made, NZ-designed wherever possible to ensure you get a high quality liveable shed constructed with New Zealand 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.