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Increase your income with a Glamping Hut!

New Zealand’s great outdoors makes a perfect backdrop for one of the biggest tourist growth areas Glamping.


Glamorous camping; meaning candles, an outdoor fire, a hot tub and lovely food, combined with a rustic but luxurious place to stay has become the holiday dream of many visitors. It can bring in a tidy income for those who wish to share their beautiful outdoor spaces with others. If you own a farm or a rural property you may be looking for a lifestyle where you can host guests and show them a true natural side of NZ.   Imagine little huts dotted beside the river or overlooking a scenic outlook of beautiful green farmland.

Glamping by the river

A fire heated outdoor bath, BBQ, cute SheShed and matching composting toilet makes the perfect river retreat.

For a relatively small outgoing expenditure you can bring in a tidy wee profit. Most people want their outdoor escape to be private and if they have everything they need, along with a luxury feel, they will be happiest when left alone to explore, relax and enjoy what you have to offer.

Bush Glamping

Come home to a bottle of wine and a warm bath after a day of tramping with a luxury glamping cabin in the bush

Wine and luxury

If you have the space, you can add more than one cabin to accommodate larger groups and families. Glamping huts are perfect for an investment property or an escape of the grid.  Perfect for batches or huts by the beach

3 sheds

Glamping for all the family in a beautiful remote spot.

Imagine being in the trees! listening to the birds as the sun comes up.

This is possible with a kitset shed and the results can be amazing.

in the trees

The Gully Hut! Luxury at its finest.

Gully hutt

As Glamping suggests, its not just about the outdoor experience, it is the total package. Wonderful views, enjoyed in a beautiful space, relaxing with great food. Watching the sun go down and enjoying the night sky. A hot bath or shower, followed by a comfortable bed, a book and the sounds of nature.



Make your Glamping accommodation something to remember by being unique.


So, if you live in a beautiful part of the country, from the far north to the wild country of the south, why not share your own piece of heaven and make a little bit of cash adding some glamping huts to your land.

It is not hard to find that others have taken this idea by storm, Stuff have put together a blog on their pick for the top ten. Watch the video and become inspired, see what can be done with a little bit of imagination.

Its not that hard with a kitset wooden Sheshed.

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A Weathervane, wind vane, or weathercock.

From as long ago as the 2nd century BCE weathervanes/wind vanes or weathercocks have been pointing the wind direction perched on the top of buildings, steeples and structures.

Initially people tied a piece of material to their roof to determine the wind direction. This is how the ‘vane’ joined the weather, as it is from an old English word meaning flag.

Weathervanes evolved to include Greek gods, saints, crosses and many other forms. The Rooster became particularly popular and even law at one stage after the story of St Peter and the last supper in biblical passages, (‘Peter would deny Jesus three times “before the rooster crowed’….). The Rooster was considered at the time to be a very suitable symbol of Christianity.

The world’s oldest surviving weathervane is a Rooster that was made in 820 CE. This can be viewed in the former monastery San Salvatore in Brescia-Italy.

Oldest weather vane

The Gallo di Ramperto. (the world’s oldest surviving weathervane).

No longer a law, but still very much a popular weathervane, the Rooster is still seen today.

There are also many other varieties of popular weathervanes that are available to place on top of your house, shed or tiny home.


Here are just some that we have available at Homelandz.


Traditional Rooster.

The horse weathervane is always very popular with equestrians for their tack shed roof.


Rural properties and even some residential dwellers love the cow.

cat & mouse

Proving very popular is a cat and mouse weathervane.


Those with a slightly quirky taste love this flying witch and her broomstick.

Or the beautiful Mermaid with her Dolphins.


We also have some up-market Copper and Brass varieties including,


A deer.








And the iconic Rooster to bring in the dawn.

Visit our Weathervane page to purchase your wind direction adornment.

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Which Shed is best? Resin, Metal or Wood.


So, you have decided to buy a shed. Now comes the hard part, what shed will best suit your needs, while staying in budget.

Do you go Resin, Metal or Wood? There are pros and cons for each and at the end of the day the choice is yours. Here are a few of our thoughts on each.


Plastic or Resin Sheds.

Resin Shed

Easy to assemble with a modern design and low maintenance, when they get dirty you just need to give them a wash down.

According to the supplier the UV protection prevents colour deterioration. Air vents keep the interior fresh and they are weatherproof.

The floor made of a resin mixed with extra toughening is meant to be able to withstand heavy objects like lawnmowers and motorbikes.

A downside for some would be the ‘playhouse feel’ and you must use stand-alone shelving for storage.

Your colour choice is limited.

It would also be interesting to see how well the UV protection does stand up to wear and tear and colour fade as you cannot paint a Resin Shed. (apart from the Duotech range).

Metal Sheds.

Metal Shed

Metal sheds are long lasting and easy to assemble. There should be very little maintenance (provided installation is done correctly).

They resist extreme temperatures and are light and easy to move.

Although probably not the best-looking sheds PVC and Vinyl coatings are helping to improve the look. Though they do feel a little flimsy to other types of sheds.

Some tin sheds are not rust resistant and this can become a problem as you need the proper tools to modify or repair.

Stand alone shelving is also needed for storage options.

Wooden Sheds.

Kitset wooden cabin

One of the main advantages of a wooden shed is its appearance, coming in many design options you can customise to suit your taste. Although they do need a lot more maintenance than their Resin or tin cousins, you can paint or stain in your own choice of colours.

You can make your wooden shed unique with window boxes, trellis and finials, adding a personal touch.

Easily lined, wooden sheds can become sleepouts, home offices and more.

Shelving, cupboards and pictures can be easily attached to the wooden walls.

Although usually slightly more expensive they have a warm, robust feel that a Resin or Tin shed cannot give.

You do need some tools and skills to put a wooden shed together.

Maintenance is the key to a wooden shed to protect the timber from the elements of time. If looked after correctly they will give 15 plus years of good service.  

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Running a business from home with your home office.

There’s plenty of upsides for working from home, including a flexible working environment, savings with no commuting costs and time wasted travelling.

From having worked in both a busy, lively, vibrant office and now from a cozy home office, I can detail the differences and the positive benefits working from home brings.

  1. Flexible working environment, I can work mornings, evenings or weekends as its fits into my busy weekly schedule.
  2. Cost Savings; No fuel, transport or commuting costs.
  3. Employees; people’s stress doesn’t eat you. You don’t hear about issues that don’t concern you, you’re not in sight for people to come and download on matters that you’re not involved in.
  4. Focus

If the home office is in a shed, being separate to your home allows you to shut the door on your work at any time. You then can have uninterrupted family or social time.

As we have detailed in our previous blog ‘The wooden shed brings small business home’. There are many options to what you can do in a home business.

If you have got a talent; such as dressmaking, art or want to think seriously about selling products from your home, a cabin to do this may be the answer. 

View the photos below for ideas.

The Dog Spa

Dog Spa

A fully kitted out spa with power to run their business from home.  

Imagine the savings not having to lease out a building!

The Graphic Designer

Graphic designer

The Business Man (or Women) Are you a broker, Real Estate Agent,

Finance Adviser, Designer? --- this maybe your inspiration for your next home office.

Event Planner/Hire business 

Event/ Hire

A beautiful space to talk to customers.

The Beauty Salon

Beauty salon

Work from home with hours that suit you!

Craft Shop

Craft shop

Sell your crafts from home-no hidden costs.



No stress, non invasive healing.



Make your talent work for you.

If you are thinking of working from home and need a kitset shed, talk to us today on 0800 626 500 – we have plenty of photos that may inspire you to create and set up your own work space!

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How easy is it to build a SheShed?

With step by step instructions, a great video link and awesome customer support when you have those "what do I do?" moments, putting together one of our kitset wooden sheds couldn't be easier.

Just ask one of our happy customers!

Penny's Shed 

'I'd just like to add that I was 68 years old when I put it together (69 now!) so that must be testament to how well your sheds are made - if a 68-year-old woman can put one together on her own, anyone can do it!' ~ Penny Rawlins

Detailed instructions come with the shed.

From the ground up, the tongue and groove timber fits together just like a jigsaw puzzle. Around you go until it's time to slide in the door and window. 
You will have a lot of fun watching how quick your little wooden building comes to life. 

Adding windows and doors

Pre-cut roof beams, sarking and fascia make the roofing job straight forward.

sarking & roof beams

Our asphalt tiles make the shed roof waterproof and add to the stylish classic look.

Roof tiles

Plus a video link.

Sheshed assembly

Watch our great video of the shed being built here.......

Then make it your own!.

Black & white shedWhite and yellow

Brown shedArt shed

Any Questions?

Our team are happy to help

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