Location: Tongariro Lodge

Product: Solid Timber

Build type: Kitset

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Granny flats, chalets & log cabins

Many people are now realising that they do not need or want a large space to live in. Large houses are more expensive to build, cost more to furnish and to heat and take longer to clean! A granny flat, chalet or log cabin however can be affordable, easy to maintain and provide a truly sustainable approach to living. And because it’s a Solid Timber home by Fraemohs, you know that it is earthquake proof and eco friendly. Not to mention warm and healthy. Fraemohs Homes have been designing and manufacturing log cabins in New Zealand of exceptional quality since 1968.

Multiple uses

At Fraemohs Homes we find that customers are looking for small homes and secondary dwellings for a wide variety of purposes. Some of the common reasons for wanting to build a granny flat or log cabin are:

  • For a granny flat or sleep-out to accommodate older relatives or teenagers;
  • As a chalet for hotel or motel accommodation
  • Log cabins are a fabulous option for holiday parks
  • To use as a home office
  • To rent out to earn extra income
  • For a holiday home or bach
  • As a starter home on a lifestyle block.

We have a number of very clever granny flat designs available in our Solid Timber range which are ideally suited to all of these uses. While all of our homes are built on site, not pre-fabricated, they are transportable so you can relocate it to another site if you wish to ever do in the future. So for example, your granny flat or chalet could become a bach later down the track.

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Clever design to make the most of a small space

We adhere to Scandinavian architectural principles to design our house plans to make the most of every centimetre of space. For example, the Karamea manages to include 2 bedrooms, a modern kitchen and open plan living area, plenty of storage space and a separate, easily-accessed laundry, all in an area of under 65m2!

 

Custom design your log cabin

Maybe you like one of our plans, but want it done a little bit different. Or maybe you want something entirely unique and just for you! Here at Fraemohs we have worked with thousands of customers over the years on custom design projects. And it’s fair to say, there’s hardly a scenario we haven’t dealt with. Our in-house architectural designers work closely with our custom design customers to create solutions which look and feel great. And more than that, because we manufacture the materials and have the builder’s knowledge of actual prices, our design solutions are actually practical from a financial perspective. At any point in time we are working with customers who’ve previously dealt with an architect who provided them with great plans, which couldn’t be built because the architect was out of touch with the actual construction costs. So whether you’ve already engaged an architect to design your log cabin, or if you’re still in the planning stages, you can get in touch with us and see what we can do.

 

Timber chalet designs, Tongariro Lodge

 

Above and below: some classic early model Fraemohs chalets and the cosy bar still doing the business at the iconic Tongariro Lodge

 

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Working in with local Council requirements

A floor area of just under 65m2 complies with the district plan requirements of many local Councils for minor dwellings or family flats, including those in the greater Christchurch area. As requirements vary around New Zealand, your local Council will be able to advise you of the specific requirements that apply in your area, or we are happy to assist you with this research, and help you develop a floor plan to suit.

 

Other secondary dwelling or small home options

Other granny flat or small home options we have available include the Little Owl which has one-bedroom and a floor area of 44m2.

 

 

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