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Disassembled rustic cottage +40' shiping container

  • No reserve No reserve 
  • Closed: Mon 23 Jul 2012, 5:27 pm
Listing #: 494607841
=== PRICE REDUCED TO $34,000 - Must Go !!! ===

This cottage has been carefully disassembled and stored in a 40-foot shipping container by the original owners. I purchased the container with the intention of building the cottage, however we have now purchased a house, so the cottage and container is surplus.

The Container:
Standard 40", excellent condition. Hinges in excellent condition, no leaks. Plywood floor.

The Cottage:
See the link below for about 30 photos of the original cottage, the plans, the engineering drawings. According to the plans the cottage is 60 sqm. (10m x 6m)
The plans also intended to have a concrete floored garage added to the end of the cottage.
When we purchased, we were told that everything in the photos is in the container except the letterbox and the baby stroller. I cant confirm this; i have had a look in the container and everything *appears* to be there however i have not audited every piece. It appears to have been very carefully deconstructed. Even the insulation is there in the walls.
Because of my lack of knowledge of this cottage (i never saw it when it was pre-disassembled) i am forced to say "as is, where is" but i was confident enough to buy it even though im not a builder. I had a builder look at it, and he was happy too and said we could get it up in no time once a section was found and permitted etc.

Viewing is welcome, just out of new plymouth city.

And of course you get to keep the shipping container or trademe it when your finished (currently they fetch ~4-6k for 40" in such good condition)

The reserve is less than my costs

See more photos:
http://cottage.kawhai.net

Shipping details

  • Buyer must pick-up
  • Seller location: Stratford, Taranaki, NZ

Payment details

  • NZ bank deposit
  • Cash

About the seller

barrett343 (199 199 positive feedback)
  • 99.5% positive feedback
  • Member since Sep 2005

Closes: Mon 23 Jul, 5:27 pm. 2012