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Timber Cabins are a Proven Solid Property Investment

It has been shown many times over from our clients that the valuation of their property that has a cabin built, has increased for at least the value of that cabin. i.e. If the Haven cabin was $30,000 to build including power connections and bathroom – the house value went up by AT LEAST $30,000 when an official valuation occurred.
Basically, this means that it is a safe bet that the amount spent on a cabin will add that same value to the property when it comes time for a sale or re-valuation. Meaning you can enjoy the cabin and know that when it is time to sell, the build price of the cabin should be recovered in the sale price of the property.
Here is an example of a client sale from our Facebook page

Thinking about earning a rental income from spare space in your backyard?

These are real 2019 numbers. Here are 2 scenarios.
Minimum Rental Income – People on Centrelink payments + Rent Assistance (the very minimum from Centrelink) means they get $172.20 per week per person as the Reasonable Rent Contribution allowance from the government. These people include pensioners, some unemployed and people entitled to NDIS disability payments.
If you use this as the ‘very lowest level of rent return’, the following scenario occurs.
Funding your Cabin:
If you were to use a credit card at 15.99% variable interest over 7 years for a $30,000 personal loan the repayments would be $608.67 per month. (link to ANZ calculator) https://www.anz.com.au/personal/personal-loans/calculators-tools/repayments/
Centrelink Reasonable Rent Contribution is $746.20 per calendar month ($172.20 per week)
This is a 22.5% positive gross yield which is about 3x the acceptable % cash flow positive return from a property investment.
Private market rentals, (especially to the 25 to 39 age group) will attract more rent than people on base Centrelink payments also.

It is common for people who build 1 Bedroom ‘Byron’ cabins and fully fit them out with kitchen, bathroom, laundry, blinds and air conditioning etc. – These typically when completely fitted out range upward from $70,000 when built by a building company (much cheaper if you DIY)
A 1 Bedroom market rent in regional NSW varies (higher in Sydney). But a base rental income of $190 per week for a self-contained 1 Bedroom unit is common in Newcastle NSW as an example.
A rental of $190 per week on a 70K build is a rental return of over 14.1% gross yield.
Typically, the entire build is covered in the first 7-10 years of rental returns and the valuation on the existing property would have gone up approx. 70 – 100K after the cabin was finished, prior to the 10 years of local market growth normally expected with residential property.
A 60m², 2 Bedroom Unit (like the Pandanus design) should get $320 to $350 per week rent with no less than 10% p.a return also.

Basically, the investment in a Cabin Life timber cabin is a very safe property investment solution for a lot of people who are looking for an additional income source. These profits shown above are based on a maximum % personal loan scenario. If you have equity in your existing home and meet the requirements to put a cabin on your block, you can earn a significant larger return by utilising the current low home loan % rates. We encourage you to research your own investment returns using your accountant and / or financial advisor.

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Finally finished the garden. I thought you might like to see some shots of the cabin in location. I love it. I’m starting to live in it more and more. Thanks again Keith for an excellent product and service.

Helen - Carrington NSW

Hi Keith


We are pretty much all done and very happy with the outcome. Thanks a Million

Craig

I am totally thrilled with our Cabin that Dave and Stu built for us last year. It's come up beautifully.
I've had heaps of people asking me about the construction and product and have recommended Cabinlife to them and told them how impressed we were with the product and service you provided, that you did everything you said you would do and that it was the most seamless, user friendly customer experience I have ever had.

Rebecca Baldwin

Dave and Keith were brilliant and very professional. The Cabin is superb. Thanks to all your team for a great job!


Thanks a million

Duncan and Jill - Taree NSW

Hi Keith,

Thank you guys for the lovely Cabin. Would love to get another one in the future.

Anne - Sydney NSW

Cabin is up and looks fantastic! Darren and Dave did an amazing job and have such great attention to detail. We are both extremely happy with the result and will certainly be recommending Cabin Life to anyone interested! Thanks for all your work

Theodore ACT

Hi Keith,

just want to say the cabin is finished. I must say the cabin is exactly what I wanted and it looks beautiful.Arnold went above and beyond what was expected and I’m grateful for all his hard work, it did take longer than I thought but the finished product I can’t fault it, job well done. I’m very happy of the end results!!
Done! The guys did a wonderful job and I'm really happy how everything has turned out. Daz and Dave are top blokes and I had a blast helping them build the cabin.

I managed to get a coat of paint on it yesterday in case we get rain next week. It looks great!!

Tamworth NSW

Our Deluxe cabin has survived the cyclone we had here a few weeks back, with no damage at all to the cabin (quite a few houses lost parts of their roof) Thanks again.

Rockhampton QLD

Hi Keith,

Thank you guys for the lovely Cabin. Would love to get another one in the future.

Anne - Sydney NSW

Cabin is up and looks fantastic! Darren and Dave did an amazing job and have such great attention to detail. We are both extremely happy with the result and will certainly be recommending Cabin Life to anyone interested! Thanks for all your work

Theodore ACT

Finally finished the garden. I thought you might like to see some shots of the cabin in location. I love it. I’m starting to live in it more and more. Thanks again Keith for an excellent product and service.

Helen - Carrington NSW

Hi Keith


We are pretty much all done and very happy with the outcome. Thanks a Million

Craig

Done! The guys did a wonderful job and I'm really happy how everything has turned out. Daz and Dave are top blokes and I had a blast helping them build the cabin.

I managed to get a coat of paint on it yesterday in case we get rain next week. It looks great!!

Tamworth NSW

Hi Keith,

just want to say the cabin is finished. I must say the cabin is exactly what I wanted and it looks beautiful.Arnold went above and beyond what was expected and I’m grateful for all his hard work, it did take longer than I thought but the finished product I can’t fault it, job well done. I’m very happy of the end results!!

Our Deluxe cabin has survived the cyclone we had here a few weeks back, with no damage at all to the cabin (quite a few houses lost parts of their roof) Thanks again.

Rockhampton QLD

I am totally thrilled with our Cabin that Dave and Stu built for us last year. It's come up beautifully.
I've had heaps of people asking me about the construction and product and have recommended Cabinlife to them and told them how impressed we were with the product and service you provided, that you did everything you said you would do and that it was the most seamless, user friendly customer experience I have ever had.

Rebecca Baldwin

Dave and Keith were brilliant and very professional. The Cabin is superb. Thanks to all your team for a great job!


Thanks a million

Duncan and Jill - Taree NSW

Done! The guys did a wonderful job and I'm really happy how everything has turned out. Daz and Dave are top blokes and I had a blast helping them build the cabin.

I managed to get a coat of paint on it yesterday in case we get rain next week. It looks great!!

Tamworth NSW

Cabin is up and looks fantastic! Darren and Dave did an amazing job and have such great attention to detail. We are both extremely happy with the result and will certainly be recommending Cabin Life to anyone interested! Thanks for all your work

Theodore ACT

Finally finished the garden. I thought you might like to see some shots of the cabin in location. I love it. I’m starting to live in it more and more. Thanks again Keith for an excellent product and service.

Helen - Carrington NSW

Hi Keith,

Thank you guys for the lovely Cabin. Would love to get another one in the future.

Anne - Sydney NSW

Our Deluxe cabin has survived the cyclone we had here a few weeks back, with no damage at all to the cabin (quite a few houses lost parts of their roof) Thanks again.

Rockhampton QLD

Dave and Keith were brilliant and very professional. The Cabin is superb. Thanks to all your team for a great job!


Thanks a million

Duncan and Jill - Taree NSW

Hi Keith,

just want to say the cabin is finished. I must say the cabin is exactly what I wanted and it looks beautiful.Arnold went above and beyond what was expected and I’m grateful for all his hard work, it did take longer than I thought but the finished product I can’t fault it, job well done. I’m very happy of the end results!!
Hi Keith


We are pretty much all done and very happy with the outcome. Thanks a Million

Craig

I am totally thrilled with our Cabin that Dave and Stu built for us last year. It's come up beautifully.
I've had heaps of people asking me about the construction and product and have recommended Cabinlife to them and told them how impressed we were with the product and service you provided, that you did everything you said you would do and that it was the most seamless, user friendly customer experience I have ever had.

Rebecca Baldwin