Product: Solid Timber

Build type: Full build or Kitset


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.

Multiple uses

At Fraemohs Homes we find that customers are looking for small 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; and
  • 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, there is potential to relocate your dwelling to another site if you wish to do this 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


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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!

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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