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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 portable space solutions across New Zealand which are simply perfect as sleepouts, extra rooms, portable offices or extra storage for residential and commercial customers. We believe everyone in New Zealand should have access to instant affordable accommodation.  

Our extensive network of professional franchisees can quickly resolve the stress caused when our customers do not have enough space.  Our tried and tested systems and excellent franchisee support, guarantees your business has the opportunity for excellent growth and return and can be operated easily by just one person.

How does it work

Just Cabins provides a continuous semi-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.

Cabins are used for numerous reasons, such as extra bedrooms, an office, storage or expanding business premises and our clients cover every demographic and business type including families, solicitors, financial specialists, beauty therapists, schools, building sites and many more.

The national accommodation shortage combined with the increased demand for people wanting to work from home, continues to see our business grow as demand for space intensifies.

The opportunity 

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

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.

There are currently 50 territories around New Zealand and due to the increased demand new territories are now being developed.  We currently have a small number of going concern opportunities available for sale across New Zealand. With a range of price points between $230,000 and $1.6 million dollars it allows the new owners to step into the business and have an instant income stream.  You will also continue to get the support of the original franchisee who will be still staying within the network.

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

Our lease agreements stat at a minimum of 6 months, although some franchisees offer shorter terms at higher weekly rates and many of our cabins are often leased for around 12-18 months average. 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.

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.

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
  • A strong support team behind you including business development, sales, marketing, health and safety and operations as well as committees made up of franchise members all supported by a Franchisee Advisory Council who work with our Franchise Development Team.

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

  • Auckland Central East
  • Auckland Central West
  • Coromandel
  • Tauranga
  • East Cape
  • King Country – Te Kuiti & Taumarunui
  • Manawatu/Horowhenua
  • South Wairarapa
  • Upper Hutt
  • North Canterbury - Hurunui & Kaikoura
  • South Dunedin, Mosgiel & Clutha
  • Central Otago
  • West Coast
  • Southland

Click here to check out our franchisee Testimonials on our Website. Franchisee Opportunity In Cabin Rentals With Just Cabins

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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