Fri 27 Sep 2019

Sleepouts: top workmanship, cut price

If you’re in the market for a non-consented 10m2 single room unit (sleepout), WITT’s construction programme has you covered. Students are putting the finishing touches on two sleepouts that are available to view and purchase now.

WITT Trades Programme Manager Mathew Weel says people can save big on labour costs and secure themselves a sleepout built by students to the New Zealand Building Code, finished to a very high standard thanks to our great construction tutors and industry partners. Three bedroom houses are also available.

“The buildings have been constructed by students who are working alongside fully qualified construction staff members,” he said. 

“For the 3-bedroom homes, the cost is about $1600 a square metre. The average house price is close to $2000 to $2500 a square metre, so that’s a big saving. The price on the sleepouts is also very competitive.”

Both the houses and sleepouts have been constructed on site at WITT’s Bell Street campus and can be transported to your property. TSB Real Estate’s Beau Burmester has kindly offered his services to assist WITT in selling the 3-bedroom homes, and enquiries about the sleepouts can be directed to Mathew Weel.

Single room units / sleepouts

  • 10m2 non-consented builds
  • Built to the New Zealand Building Code
  • Insulated and double-glazed
  • Fully transportable, can be placed on residential property with minimal regulations
  • Sleepouts do not require council consent
  • Built by our highly competent WITT students alongside our fully qualified construction staff members.
  • We have two sleepouts available
  • $12,000 - 14,000 indicative price


Mathew Weel, WITT Trades Programme Manager or 06 7573100 ex 8651

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3-bedroom homes

  • 3 double bedroom transportable homes available
  • Open plan living
  • Bathroom, 2 toilets and separate laundry
  • Built to the New Zealand Building Code by highly competent WITT students alongside our fully qualified construction staff members.
  • Double glazed aluminium joinery
  • Homes come with Certificate of Compliance for the work completed
  • Will require electrical and gas certificate once placed on site
  • One house is ready now, and two available in December/January
  • $190,000 – $200,000 ono, all offers considered.


Beau Burmester at TSB Real Estate or 021 759 465.  Check out listing on TSB Real Estate website

Plans available here