Portable Homes

A Guide to Finding the Perfect Home Away From Home

Portable Homes

With ever-rising living costs, the idea of owning a traditional home has become out of reach for many of us. The concept of ‘portable living’, however, is becoming more and more popular, offering a unique and affordable solution for those looking for an alternative to traditional home ownership. 

 

Portable homes are structures that can be moved from one place to another. This could be a tiny house, a trailer, or, even a converted bus. By transporting your dwelling from one place to another, you can enjoy the benefits of living in a range of places with just one purchase.

An exterior photo of one of our portable buildings

Benefits of portable homes

Mobility

Portable homes offer a wide range of advantages over traditional home ownership. Moving your home from one place to another offers a sense of freedom and flexibility that cannot be found in traditional home ownership.

Affordability

Portable homes are also typically more affordable than traditional homes. The cost of maintaining a portable home is often lower than that of a traditional home, as they require fewer repairs and renovations.

Environmentally friendly

Portable homes can provide a more eco-friendly lifestyle, often relying on renewable energy sources such as solar power. One of the biggest advantages of portable homes is the ability to explore different locations. Instead of being confined to a single area, you can travel to new places and experience different lifestyles

No traditional ‘moving’

Portable homes offer the freedom to move around from one place to another — without having to pack up and sell your home or find a new lease.

Quality portable homes

We specialise in providing high-quality portable homes designed to suit your needs. Our homes are built using quality materials and are designed to be energy-efficient.

They’re aesthetically pleasing, too. Roomi offers modern features and finishes that will make your home stand out.

Once you receive your Roomi, you can customise it to create the perfect living environment for you. Add accessories to complete your home, such as furniture, appliances, fixtures, and soft furnishings.

What to consider before buying a portable home

Before you commit to buying a portable home, there are a few things you should consider.​

Size

You’ll need to consider the size of the dwelling. You need to ensure that it is large enough to accommodate all the people living in the dwelling, as well as all the furniture and appliances you need.

Location

You also need to consider the location of the dwelling. Make sure the location is accessible and that it meets any regulations that may apply. 

Features

Don’t forget about the features. You need to make sure that the features of the dwelling meet your needs and preferences. Make sure the dwelling is of a high enough quality to provide a comfortable living environment.

Our modular buildings being transported

Transporting portable homes

Delivering a Roomi transportable home is simple. Using a standard tilt tray tow truck or crane truck, your Roomi can be delivered in minutes. Plus, the Roomi team can arrange the transport for you using a professional moving company. We only use experienced companies with transit insurance and take all the necessary safety precautions.

Costs, decorating & financing

Costs

The cost of your portable home can vary depending on the size and features. Generally, prices for a Roomi with a bathroom and kitchenette start at around $29,990.

This is significantly cheaper than the cost of building a home or granny flat, which can be hundreds of thousands of dollars. And because portable homes are smaller, they are much cheaper to maintain and operate.

Decorating & organising

Once you have your portable home, you’ll want to make it feel like home. Decorating and organising a portable home can be challenging due to the limited space available. So, it is important to make the most of the available space.

This can be done by utilising vertical space, such as wall-mounted shelves and cabinets, and furniture that can be folded away when not in use (or that comes with additional storage space). Maximise your space by using multipurpose furniture and accessories.

outdoor socket on a portable home

Installation & maintenance

Once you have purchased your portable home, you will need to ensure that it’s installed correctly. This will involve ensuring that all the necessary connections and fixtures are in place and that the dwelling is securely attached to its location.

You will also need to ensure that the dwelling is regularly maintained. This will involve regularly checking for signs of damage or wear and tear and making any necessary repairs or replacements — just like you would a normal house. You will also need to ensure that the dwelling meets any local regulations or laws that may apply.

The Original

As the name suggests, “The Original” was our first blueprint brought to life, designed to maximise space by positioning the bathroom and kitchen at one end. This layout unveils a spacious area dedicated to relaxation and sleeping. “The Original” has set the benchmark for innovation and comfort, influencing all our subsequent Roomi models. Its thoughtful use of space and layout ensures each model maintains our high standard for a seamless living experience.

Inside a fully furnished portable home

The Pearl

Introducing “The Pearl”, a Roomi model inspired and named after a cherished customer whose Chinese heritage and Feng Shui principles shaped its design. Feng Shui principles suggest that toilets be discreetly placed and not facing directly towards the bathroom door. “The Pearl” features a barn door solution and layout that honours these cultural insights, while creating a functional space for a fridge and other kitchen essentials. This model embraces diverse perspectives and customer input, ensuring both harmony and practicality in our living spaces.

The Keeling

Meet “The Keeling”, named after one of our talented sales staff from England. This model is distinguished by its expansive L-shaped kitchen, offering cooking space that doesn’t compromise the open living area that our customers love. Like “The Original”, this design positions the bathroom and kitchen at one end, ensuring your sleeping and living area remains spacious and uncluttered.

Inside a fully furnished portable home
Inside a fully furnished portable home

The End-to-End

Introducing “The End to End”, our final model that offers a distinctive layout, contrasting with “The Original” by placing the kitchen and bathroom at opposite ends. This design establishes two distinct zones, dedicating one section for a bed and ensuite, and the other for the kitchen and dining area. While the kitchen is slightly smaller, it caters perfectly to those who cook minimally or are often on the go, all while including the essentials without wasting space. “The End to End” is the perfect choice for those seeking balanced living areas in their compact home.

Why Choose Roomi?

Move in for a low, set price.

Luxurious designs without the price tag. Roomi offers exceptional value for money and serious quality.

No sneaky charges

There are no sneaky charges or hidden extras. Each Roomi includes everything you need to make it a home.

Make your Roomi your own

Customise your layout and design, and create a Roomi that aligns perfectly with your needs and tastes.

There’s a Roomi for every need

Roomis are so versatile — whether it's as a home, a granny flat, or an office, Roomi is the perfect space.

Get it quickly

With short lead times, you’ll have your Roomi delivered and move-in-ready in weeks, not months.

Getting a Roomi is easy.

Roomi is easy. We're here to support you at all stages of your Roomi ordering journey — just ask us.

Move into your Roomi now. Pay later.

You can finance your Roomi through our affiliate partners, Loans for U. This takes the stress out of purchasing your Roomi.