Westpac Directory of Franchising

Just Cabins

Just Cabins provides portable cabins for rent which are just perfect as sleepouts, extra room, portable office, or as storage at your home or business. Long-term cabin rentals provide a passive income, excellent growth and are easily run by one person part-time.

Just Cabins provides a continuous passive income stream which can easily replace a salary and enable an effective retirement. This opportunity involves delivery and renting out of portable cabins on a medium or long term basis. The cabins are used for numerous reasons, such as extra bedrooms, an office, storage or expanding business premises. 

Our clients vary widely including families, solicitors, financial specialists, beauty therapists, schools, building sites and many more.

The accommodation shortage plus increased demand for people wanting to work from home, has seen a rapid increase in demand for portable cabins.

The opportunity 

The demand for portable cabins for both residential and commercial use is continuing to increase. With our enquiry level reaching an all-time high and continuing upwards our Franchisees are enjoying tremendous growth.

With cabin rents coming in every week this is an ideal opportunity for people that are looking for a business that makes money while you sleep.

Our customers rent a cabin from us, usually on a 6-month or longer lease agreement, although some franchisees offer shorter terms at higher weekly rates. Frequently Just Cabins are used as an extra bedroom, an office, storage or even a home business. The demand for seasonal accommodation is huge with some of our Franchisees providing multiple cabins to businesses wanting to accommodate seasonal workers. This is one of many opportunities available in each region.

We currently have 3 cabins sizes. A standard size cabin is 3.6m x 2.4m, a large size cabin is 4.2m x 2.4m and our extra-large size cabin is 4.8m x 2.4m. 

Just Cabins are New Zealand-wide with 50 areas having already been sold. There are only a few areas available as listed below, so BE QUICK, contact us today to secure your territory. 

We have proven systems in place, so join our winning team and create excellent returns by owning your own Just Cabins business. 

The Just Cabins system is an award winning system having won the Westpac Franchise Awards Lifestyle Services Franchise System of the Year for 7 consecutive years and the Franchise System of the Year SUPREME Winner in 2017.

Depending on the area you are interested in, the initial investment starts from around $450,000. This investment includes the first 20+ cabins, as we are growing all the time. 

These franchises are ideal for those who want a lifestyle business with passive income which allows you to set your own hours.

Business resources 


  • Selected exclusive territory
  • Full, comprehensive training & on-going support
  • Full brand guide provided
  • Manuals: marketing, procedures and equipment
  • Start-up pack: stationery, uniforms, promotional material, operating equipment 


  • Market leading / proven system
  • National 0800 number (0800 JUSTCABINS)
  • National website
  • Your own business with national support

Skills & training

Just Cabins business owners can either take an active role in the business, or a more passive role (by employing people under contract to do the work for you). An intending investor should consider the following features: 

  • Your Just Cabins business can be easily run by one person part-time
  • Cabins are generally leased for the long-term
  • Just Cabins can be run from a home office
  • You will receive ongoing support from experienced operators
  • Taxation benefits, as cabins can still be depreciated (unlike other buildings), and
  • Even the franchise fee is tax deductible, and most importantly
  • Your money keeps coming in, even when you are on holiday!

Areas available

  • Waiheke Island
  • Auckland Central East
  • East Cape
  • Taranaki South
  • King Country – Te Kuiti
  • King Country - Taumarunui
  • Palmerston North
  • Manawatu/Horowhenua - under Contract
  • Upper Hutt
  • North Canterbury - Rangiora & Kaiapoi
  • North Canterbury - Amberley & Culverden
  • North Canterbury - Kaikoura & Hanmer
  • Otago – South Dunedin, Mosgiel & Clutha

Franchisee comments

Jason & Teresa Riley

Craig Nuttall

Alex Maurenbrecher

Just Cabins Rodney Franchisee – Neil Newman 

Why did you become a Just Cabins franchisee?

Fitted in with existing commitments, opportunity to build largely passive income stream, I’m a Real Estate auctioneer and saw the return on investment superior to Real Estate especially given predicted flat growth in RE values in next decade. 

What concerned you initially about the business?

Being a new greenfields territory - would there be sufficient demand? - Three years later – well-established known brand in the franchise territory. 

What has impressed you about the business?

Unlike a job or most businesses - no set hours, premises, staff. Flexibility and make money 7 days a week for a few hours work - even while I sleep! 

What would be your recommendation to future potential franchisees?

Check out all opportunities that are available, consider pros and cons. The result - you will probably (like I did) keep coming back to Just Cabins - I challenge you to find a better investment/lifestyle combination.

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