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Welcome to the ruru family!

our rurus

At ruru homes we don’t do open homes. Instead, we schedule a consultation with each client personally and allow an hour for it at least. There is so much to consider, discuss, explain and talk through. Also, so many questions, for individual situations, that we don’t rush things!

>>> Did you know, we can also do a virtual tour of our ruru homes, and meetings by using Zoom, please get in touch today.

>>> Please also see our current for sale listings, head to our ruru homes Trade Me page by clicking the button below! 

Welcome to the ruru family!

explore our rurus

kitchen design, bath tub and interior of a tiny home on wheels at ruru homes
the toroa
$199,000
*fixed price, certain delivery dates, turnkey ready

Welcome to the toroa – ’New from May 2022’ – The toroa is a double bedroom, two storey tiny home on wheels, 49.1 m². Same specs and materials as the ruru, but with new exciting design and floorplan!

The Toroa now have customised layout options available, 2,5 – 3 bedroom and different floorplan designs. Please check the Custom Layouts under floorplan to get an idea!

explore the toroa

“The toroa, our newest addition in the ruru family, if you have any questions regarding the new design, don’t hesitate to contact us!”

click for more info

timber framed

timber framed __

Our ruru homes are timber framed, not steel framed, for various reasons. A designer has set them up properly so they are structurally safe. We believe living intimber is a whole lot more comfortable than living in steel. Also, the insulation values are much better. Last but not least, timber is flexible. If you ever want to change something, or hang up a really heavy cupboard in the kitchen – go for it!

cladding

our company

cladding __

The cladding and the inside are plywood and are structural and give our homes the strength and stability for their size whilst still being moveable.

windows and flooring

double glazing

windows __

Our windows are locally manufactured in Nelson, working with a company that we have a very long relationship with. The windows are aluminum framed and double glazed and with both insulation and this in mind, our homes are warmer than most of the new residential builds, both dry and comfortable.

flooring options

flooring options __

Our local flooring supplier installs any vinyl of your choice. We can’t do Hybrids, because they float on the floor and that’s exactly what we do not want in a moveable space. Apart from that, tell us what you’re dream is and we’ll prepare a quote on it.

local suppliers

local suppliers __

At ruru homes, we only work with local suppliers, sometimes with national suppliers but we do not import any cheap overseas materials. Everything we do and use is built onsite and does not come prefabricated. On top of our platform sits 19mm plywood, which is treated and painted so no toxins are released into your living space.

sustainable

ruru footprint

sustainable __

Our walls are painted with low VOC paint made in NZ. With all products and materials we are trying to support local, or NZ based companies, and avoid any imports. Also good to know is that our team is in for the long run, we’re working hard but we make sure they’re happy and enjoy their work, as a team, and are valued and respected.

insulation and heat

ruru heating

insulation and heat __

You’re flexible, and the structure allows for it. We achieve all R values you’d expect in a regular dwelling. The little fireplace makes the home not only warm, but cosy and either a fireplace or a heat pump is included in the price, you can have both as an extra. With our excellent insulation results we are currently taking bets if you can get through winter with heating it with pine cones only!

electrical, fittings and lights

electrical and fittings __

You will find a gas califont and a power plug for caravans on the side of our tiny homes. All our electrical work, gas work and the fireplace are of course installed and certified by local tradesmen for your safety. The home has a carbon monoxide detector and two smoke alarms. We have also allowed for an outdoor power plug and water outlet for irrigation or a hose, for your convenience.

lights __

The entire home comes with recessed LED lighting, which is integrated in the walls and ceilings. We’ve experimented a lot but we have found the perfect combination of warm ambient light that’s still light enough to be used to work, for example in the kitchen, or in the bathroom.

team dedication

contact ruru

team dedication __

Certainly, each and every company has goals and commitments to meet, but at ruru homes we’re making the teamwork part of those primary goals. Only a happy builder will give 100% into his daily work, and only then can we offer a high end product, with the best quality that we expect. Little details like skirting or Scotia are important to us, to make a difference from ‘caravans’ into a tiny home.

relocation

relocation of your home __

All you need now is some time to inhale the space and enjoy our ruru home which could be yours very soon. Transport options are available for nationwide delivery, please talk to us anytime and we will find a solution.

warranty

warranty __

ruru homes are happily offering a 3 year warranty on all our workmanship and of course transfer all warranties of materials and products to the new owner.

original plans

>>> Click Image to Enlarge

the toroa floor plans
the toroa elevations plans

custom layouts

>>> Click Image to Enlarge

* For additional plans and details of the toroa, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

*the toroa is delivered with completed building work including cladding, lining, flooring, painting, installation of plumbing, wiring and certificates for gas fitting and electrics.

Custom changes to the standard layout will be charged with a flat fee of $632.50 incl. GST for administration, stock management, and labour

All Materials Prices are Inclusive of GST.

platform

Steel

mezzanine

Steel

framing

75x50mm Douglas fir timber H1.2 treated

wheels

Basic trailer units

stairs/
walkway

One set of stairs (“stadders”) including handrails, one walkway

insulation

  • EarthWool R2.4 in walls
  • 75mm Polyisocyanurate (PIR) R4. in roof
  • ExPol 60mm R1.8 polystyrene underfloor

cladding/
lining

  • Premium Wall lining
  • Negative Detailed walls  +$1,091
  • Alpineclad Exterior cladding
  • Ironsand corner linings and Flashings

windows

Double glazed aluminum windows and doors, ironsand

roofing

  • SIP structural roofing panels
  • Gutter and downpipe
  • Ironsand coloured downpipes

flooring

  • 19mm plywood underlining
  • High end vinyl planks

paint

  • All walls are painted with low VOC paint
  • Paintjobs are carried out by a professional painters and decorators only
  • Different choice of colour starting at +$980

lighting

Ample LED strips and power points in all rooms

water/gas

Water heating for bathroom and kitchen through a Rinnai Infinity 16L Califont

  • Mains water hookup or water pump hookup available
  • CEG Ecojet 500 Pressure Pump  +$1,672
  • Connected and certified for LPG gas cooking

kitchen

  • Kitchen cabinets including drawers, doors and handles
  • Stainless steel kitchen sink
  • Chrome finished kitchen taps
  • Hardwood kitchen bench top (acacia or bamboo)
  • 4 burner gas stove
  • Electric inbuilt oven
  • 600mm dishwasher

Please note fridge not included, Please enquire for changes of appliances, booking of extras or
delivery without a kitchen.

bathroom

  • Bambooloo composting toilet +$1,350
  • Flushing Toilet – Raymor Atlanta Install/Plumbing +$1,450 
  • Cinderella Incinerating Gas toilet install +$9,620
  • 900mm wide vanity unit with porcelain basin and chrome finished tapware
  • 900x900x2100mm shower with glass doors and chrome
    finished tapware, upgrade to 1200x900x2100mm shower +$1,290
  • Extractor fan

Connection points for power and water for washing machine and dryer (appliances not included)

heating

  • Daikin Highwall heat pump. Cooling capacity: 0.9-4.2kw. Heating
    capacity: 0.9- 5.5kw. Price includes complete installation and isolator.

or

  • Woodburner on tiles with heat shield (baby iron), complete with flue kit fully installed and certified
  • Wagener Sparky Clean Air

Take both: +$4,140

certification

  • Certified installation of electrics and gas
  • An electrical warrant of fitness and gas certification will be provided
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector installed and certified
  • LPG Detector and Smoke alarm install and certified

All electrical and gas-fitting work will be carried out by qualified professionals

talk to us about transport options! __

Wherever you want to be, wherever you want to go, we’ve got you sorted. Delivering with our trusted partners on trailers, trucks, cranes, even boats and potentially via helicopter – our ruru homes can go anywhere. 

Doing it right, fully insured, NZ wide!
the ruru
$195,000
*fixed price, certain delivery dates, turnkey ready

Welcome to the ruru. Let us take you on a tour of our original ruru home, to explain what makes it so unique. On a 3x10m platform, the ruru offers 45m² living space with full standing height on both levels.

explore the ruru

“You will almost not need to talk to us, but you should, because only when you have seen a ruru in person you will understand how ‘great’ they really are! Book a viewing today!”

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real size

real size __

You will see the house is very spacious from the inside, and doesn’t feel like a caravan! Our main goal is to create a home on a tiny footprint, not a tiny home. So, this is the kitchen. We had the desire to create a kitchen that has a ‘real’ size. Therefore you will find only full size appliances like a dishwasher, a four burner gas stove, an oven (electric or gas, your choice) and space for a full size fridge. The sink sits under the window and there is also a breakfast bar, which you can change into two more cupboards with drawers, if you don’t want a breakfast bar.

The bench top is timber, you can choose acacia, or bamboo. However, if you have your own ideas about a kitchen – we can deliver the tiny home without a kitchen and your local joiner can fulfill your dreams, no problem. Our stairs in the ruru are custom made and the ‘stadder’ is leading up to the mezzanine, it’s not stairs, but its not a ladder, so it’s a stadder. Try it out, it’s a bit funny for the brain, but once you’ve done it once, it’s easy as.

upstairs

upstairs __

Coming upstairs you will feel the space, three windows give you views in all directions and the landing has 1900mm standing height, to stretch out. If you’re rather short, you can even stand up comfortably on the mezzanine deck. Opposite the kitchen we have stadders leading up to the fully enclosed bedroom. With both mezzanines we have the option to, either close them fully with a door, semi enclose them with a balustrade or not enclose them at all and let you add your own creative footprint to it. We are trying to create a blank canvas that you then individualize yourself, so we are trying to make as few decisions for you as possible.

Upstairs you will also find the same dimensions, and this space comfortably fits a King Size or a Queen Bed, and of course two or one single bed. Important for us are ample power sockets, so you’ll find four double sockets on each mezzanine and a variety of sockets around the rest of the home.

bathroom

bathroom __

One of the key features of the home is the bathroom, as it’s actually bigger than mine! It fits a 900x900mm shower, a 900mm vanity unit and a toilet, composting at extra cost or cassette, or no toilet but an outdoor solution – every client has different ideas.We do now also offer EcoAsh Cinderella Incarnating Toilets either electrically or gas driven, please enquire for options.

The best part of the bathroom in the ruru, is the storage space – apart from the massive window that gives you the feeling of an outdoor bath. You can fit a washing machine and a dryer plus the wardrobe units in here. Or you don’t want space and simply put a bathtub in – full size, no kidding. Make it your personal SPA space if you want – this bathroom certainly has enough size to make anything possible.

timber framed

timber framed __

Our ruru homes are timber framed, not steel framed, for various reasons. A designer has set them up properly so they are structurally safe. We believe living intimber is a whole lot more comfortable than living in steel. Also, the insulation values are much better. Last but not least, timber is flexible. If you ever want to change something, or hang up a really heavy cupboard in the kitchen – go for it!

cladding

our company

cladding __

The cladding and the inside are plywood and are structural and give our homes the strength and stability for their size whilst still being moveable.

windows

double glazing

windows __

Our windows are locally manufactured in Nelson, working with a company that we have a very long relationship with. The windows are aluminum framed and double glazed and with both insulation and this in mind, our homes are warmer than most of the new residential builds, both dry and comfortable. They have 10 windows and two french doors, so they are light, and roomy, and spacious whilst offering perfect airflow in every corner.

flooring options

flooring options

flooring options __

Our local flooring supplier installs any vinyl of your choice. We can’t do Hybrids, because they float on the floor and that’s exactly what we do not want in a moveable space. Apart from that, tell us what you’re dream is and we’ll prepare a quote on it.

local suppliers

local suppliers __

At ruru homes, we only work with local suppliers, sometimes with national suppliers but we do not import any cheap overseas materials. Everything we do and use is built onsite and does not come prefabricated. On top of our platform sits 19mm plywood, which is treated and painted so no toxins are released into your living space.

sustainable

ruru footprint

sustainable __

Our walls are painted with low VOC paint made in NZ. With all products and materials we are trying to support local, or NZ based companies, and avoid any imports. Also good to know is that our team is in for the long run, we’re working hard but we make sure they’re happy and enjoy their work, as a team, and are valued and respected.

insulation and heat

ruru heating

insulation and heat __

You’re flexible, and the structure allows for it. We achieve all R values you’d expect in a regular dwelling. The little fireplace makes the home not only warm, but cosy and either a fireplace or a heatpump is included in the price, you can have both as an extra. With our excellent insulation results we are currently taking bets if you can get through winter with heating it with pine cones only!

electrical, fittings and lights

electrical and fittings __

You will find a gas califont and a power plug for caravans on the side of our tiny homes. All our electrical work, gas work and the fireplace are of course installed and certified by local tradesmen for your safety. The home has a carbon monoxide detector and two smoke alarms. We have also allowed for an outdoor power plug and water outlet for irrigation or a hose, for your convenience.

lights __

The entire home comes with recessed LED lighting, which is integrated in the walls and ceilings. We’ve experimented a lot but we have found the perfect combination of warm ambient light that’s still light enough to be used to work, for example in the kitchen, or in the bathroom.

team dedication

contact ruru

team dedication __

Certainly, each and every company has goals and commitments to meet, but at ruru homes we’re making the teamwork part of those primary goals. Only a happy builder will give 100% into his daily work, and only then can we offer a high end product, with the best quality that we expect. Little details like skirting or Scotia are important to us, to make a difference from ‘caravans’ into a tiny home.

relocation

relocation of your home __

All you need now is some time to inhale the space and enjoy our ruru home which could be yours very soon. Transport options are available for nationwide delivery, please talk to us anytime and we will find a solution.

warranty

warranty __

ruru homes are happily offering a 3 year warranty on all our workmanship and of course transfer all warranties of materials and products to the new owner.

original plans

>>> Click Image to Enlarge

ruru elevation plan

* For additional plans and details of the ruru, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

*the ruru is delivered with completed building work including cladding, lining, flooring, painting, installation of plumbing, wiring and certificates for gas fitting and electrics.

Custom changes to the standard layout will be charged with a flat fee of $632.50 incl. GST for administration, stock management, and labour

All Materials Prices are Inclusive of GST.

platform

Steel

mezzanine

Steel

framing

75x50mm Douglas fir timber H1.2 treated

wheels

Basic trailer units

stairs

Two sets of stairs (“stadders”) including handrails

insulation

  • EarthWool R2.4 in walls
  • 75mm Polyisocyanurate (PIR) R4. in roof
  • ExPol 60mm R1.8 polystyrene underfloor

cladding/
lining

  • Premium wall lining
  • Negative Detailed walls +$1,091 
  • Alpineclad Exterior cladding
  • Ironsand corner linings and Flashings

windows

Double glazed aluminum windows and doors, ironsand

roofing

  • SIP structural roofing panels
  • Gutter and downpipe
  • Ironsand coloured downpipes

flooring

  • 19mm plywood underlining
  • High end vinyl planks

paint

  • All walls are painted with low VOC paint
  • Paintjobs are carried out by a professional painters and decorators only
  • Different choice of colour starting at +$980

lighting

Ample LED strips and power points in all rooms

water/gas

Water heating for bathroom and kitchen through a Rinnai Infinity 16L Califont

  • Mains water hookup or water pump hookup available
  • CEG Ecojet 500 Pressure Pump  +$1,672
  • Connected and certified for LPG gas cooking

kitchen

  • Kitchen cabinets including drawers, doors and handles
  • Stainless steel kitchen sink
  • Chrome finished kitchen taps
  • Hardwood kitchen bench top (acacia or bamboo)
  • 4 burner gas stove
  • Electric inbuilt oven
  • 600mm dishwasher

Please note fridge not included, Please enquire for changes of appliances, booking of extras or
delivery without a kitchen.

bathroom

  • Bambooloo composting toilet +$1,350
  • Flushing Toilet – Raymor Atlanta Install/Plumbing +$1,450 
  • Cinderella Incinerating Gas toilet install + $9,620
  • 900mm wide vanity unit with porcelain basin and chrome finished tapware
  • 900x900x2100mm shower with glass doors and chrome
    finished tapware, upgrade to 1200x900x2100mm shower +$1,290
  • Extractor fan

Connection points for power and water for washing machine and dryer (appliances not included)

heating

  • Daikin Highwall heat pump. Cooling capacity: 0.9-4.2kw. Heating
    capacity: 0.9- 5.5kw. Price includes complete installation and isolator.

or

  • Woodburner on tiles with heat shield (baby iron), complete with flue kit fully installed and certified
  • Wagener Sparky Clean Air

Take both: +$4,140

certification

  • Certified installation of electrics and gas
  • An electrical warrant of fitness and gas certification will be provided
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector installed and certified
  • LPG Detector and Smoke alarm install and certified

All electrical and gas-fitting work will be carried out by qualified professionals

talk to us about transport options! __

Wherever you want to be, wherever you want to go, we’ve got you sorted. Delivering with our trusted partners on trailers, trucks, cranes, even boats and potentially via helicopter – our ruru homes can go anywhere. 

Doing it right, fully insured, NZ wide!
builder with nail gun building tiny home on wheels at ruru homes
the little ruru
$175,000
*fixed price, certain delivery dates, turnkey ready

Welcome to the little ruru. Funny really that it’s called ‘little’ because it’s still a lot bigger than most of the ‘Tiny Homes’ you can buy. A 3×12 m platform with a 36m² footprint gives you very livable 35m² living space on the inside.

explore the little ruru

“You are welcome to call or email us to arrange a viewing of one of our homes, because you will only get a really good feeling of the size, space, room, and light of the little ruru if you have seen one in person! We look forward to meet you onsite.”

click for more info

included

included __

The price of the little ruru includes all lighting, wiring, one heat source (you can choose a fireplace or a heat pump, and for a bit of an extra you can also have both), a dishwasher, gas hob and electric oven (gas available on request) and of course the fully fitted bathroom.

real size

real size __

Stepping through the large sliding door at the end of the little ruru, you enter an open plan Kitchen-Dining area with plenty of room for your Lounge suite, and shelves, and even wallspace for artwork. The kitchen of the little ruru is complete, the only thing you need to bring is your fridge.

A dishwasher, electric oven, a four burner cook top and cupboards and drawers are included, so is the timber bench top (you can choose bamboo or acacia) and of course stainless steel sinks and tap ware in the little ruru. The little ruru can have an optional range hood as an extra, with a carbon filter or a vent outside – please enquire for extra costs.

bathroom and bedroom

bathroom __

Through the cavity sliders you get to your bathroom, which has a 900×900 shower as a standard item (this can be upgraded to 1200×900) and a 900 vanity unit with all tap ware installed. There is connection points for a washing machine and a dryer and enough space to fit both, which can alternatively serve as a large storage area. All bathrooms have lighting in the wall and an opening window, plus an extractor fan.

For your toilet options, you can choose a bamboo loo at extra cost or a cassette toilet, or you can talk to us about any other toilet arrangement of your choice. We do now also offer EcoAsh Cinderella Incarnating Toilets either electrically or gas driven, please enquire for options.

bedroom __

The next door takes you to a spacious bedroom, easily fitting a king size bed, with two large windows and a huge French door, for the best views while having breakfast coffees in bed. There is also sufficient space to choose your type of storage – it’ll fit wardrobes, drawers, hangers – whatever you have or like.

timber framed

timber framed __

Our ruru homes are timber framed, not steel framed, for various reasons. A designer has set them up properly so they are structurally safe. We believe living in timber is a whole lot more comfortable than living in steel. Also, the insulation values are much better. Last but not least, timber is very flexible. If you ever want to change something, or hang up a really heavy cupboard in the kitchen – go for it!

cladding

cladding __

The cladding and the inside are plywood and are structural and give our homes the strength and stability for their size whilst still being moveable.

windows

windows __

Our windows are locally manufactured in Nelson, working with a company that we have a very long relationship with. The windows are aluminum framed and double glazed and with both insulation and this in mind, our homes are warmer than most of the new residential builds, both dry and comfortable.

flooring options

flooring options __

Our local flooring supplier installs any vinyl of your choice. We can’t do Hybrid, because they float on the floor and that’s exactly what we do not want in a moveable space. Apart from that, tell us what you’re dream is and we’ll prepare a quote for you, not a problem.

local suppliers

ruru yard

local suppliers __

ruru homes only work with local suppliers, sometimes with national suppliers but we do not import any cheap overseas materials. Everything we do and use for our homes is built onsite and does not come prefabricated. On top of our platform sits 19mm plywood, which is treated and painted so no toxins are released into your living space.

sustainable

ruru footprint

sustainable __

Our walls are painted with low VOC paint and NZ made. With all products and materials we are trying to support local, or NZ based companies, and avoid any imports. Also good to know is that our team is in for the long run, we are working hard but we make sure they’re happy and enjoy their work, as a team, and are valued and respected.

insulation and heat

insulation and heat __

You are flexible, and the structure of the little ruru allows for it. In the walls , you will find Bradford Gold Insulation, a product commonly used in residential dwellings. We achieve all R values you would expect in a regular dwelling. The little fireplace makes the home not only warm, but cosy. With our excellent insulation results we are currently taking bets if you can get through winter with heating it with pine cones only!

electrical, fittings and lights

electrical and fittings __

You will find a gas califont and a power plug for caravans on the side of our ruru homes, as they are on wheels and rated as a trailer load. All the electrical work, gas work and the fireplace are of course installed and certified by local tradesmen for your safety. All of our homes have ample power plugs all around and come with Ethernet cable connection, TV aerials and LED lighting included in the little ruru. The house has a carbon monoxide detector and two smoke alarms. We have also allowed for an outdoor power plug and water outlet for irrigation or a hose, for your convenience.

lights __

The entire home comes with recessed LED lighting, which is integrated in the walls and ceilings. We’ve experimented a lot but we have found the perfect combination of warm ambient light that’s still light enough to be used to work, for example in the kitchen, or in the bathroom.

team dedication

contact ruru

team dedication __

Certainly, each and every company has goals and commitments to meet, but at ruru homes we’re making the teamwork part of those primary goals. Only a happy builder will give 100% into his daily work, and only then can we offer a high end product, with the best quality that we expect. Little details like skirting or Scotia are important to us, to make a difference from ‘caravans’ to a home.

relocation

transport sea

relocation of your home __

All you need now is some time to inhale the space and enjoy our ruru home which could be yours very soon. Transport options are available for nationwide delivery, please talk to us anytime and we will find a solution.

warranty

warranty __

For our homes, we are happily offering a 3 year warranty on all our workmanship and of course transfer all warranties of materials and products to the new ruru home owner.

original plans

>>> Click Image to Enlarge

the little ruru
the little ruru

* For additional plans and details of the little ruru, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

*the little ruru is delivered with completed building work including cladding, lining, flooring, painting, installation of plumbing, wiring and certificates for gas fitting and electrics.

Custom changes to the standard layout will be charged with a flat fee of $632.50 incl. GST for administration, stock management, and labour

All Materials Prices are Inclusive of GST.

platform

Steel

framing

90x50mm Douglas fir timber H1.2 treated

insulation

  • Bradford Gold R2.4
  • 75mm Polyisocyanurate (PIR) R4. in roof
  • ExPol 60mm R1.8 polystyrene underfloor

cladding/
lining

  • Premium Wall lining
  • Negative Detailed walls +$1,091
  • Alpineclad Exterior cladding
  • Ironsand corner linings and Flashings

windows

Double glazed aluminum windows and doors, ironsand

roofing

  • SIP structural roofing panels
  • Gutter and downpipe
  • Ironsand coloured downpipes

flooring

  • 19mm plywood underlining
  • Vinyl floor of available choices

paint

  • All walls are painted with low VOC paint
  • Paint jobs are carried out by a professional painters and decorators only
  • Different choice of colour starting at +$980

lighting

Ample LED strips and power points in all rooms

water/gas

Water heating for bathroom and kitchen through a Rinnai Infinity 16L Califont

  • Mains water hookup or water pump hookup available
  • CEG Ecojet 500 Pressure Pump  +$1,672
  • Connected and certified for LPG gas cooking

kitchen

  • Kitchen cabinets including drawers, doors and handles
  • Stainless steel kitchen sink
  • Chrome finished kitchen taps
  • Hardwood kitchen bench top (acacia or bamboo)
  • 4 burner gas stove
  • Electric inbuilt oven
  • 600mm dishwasher

Please note fridge not included, Please enquire for changes of appliances, booking of extras or delivery without a kitchen.

bathroom

  • Bambooloo composting toilet +$1,350
  • Flushing Toilet – Raymor Atlanta Install/Plumbing +$1,450 
  • Cinderella Incinerating Gas toilet install + $9,620
  • 900mm wide vanity unit with porcelain basin and chrome finished tapware
  • 900x900x2100mm shower with glass doors and chrome finished tapware  – Please enquire for a 1200x900x2100mm shower +$1,290
  • Extractor fan

Connection points for power and water for washing machine and dryer (appliances not included)

heating

  • Daikin Highwall heat pump. Cooling capacity: 0.9-4.2kw. Heating
    capacity: 0.9- 5.5kw. Price includes complete installation and isolator.

or

  • Woodburner on tiles with heat shield (baby iron), complete with flue kit fully installed and certified
  • Wagener Sparky Clean Air

Take both: +$4,140

certification

  • Certified installation of electrics and gas
  • An electrical warrant of fitness and gas certification will be provided
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector installed and certified
  • LPG Detector and Smoke alarm installed and certified

All electrical and gas-fitting work will be carried out by qualified professionals

talk to us about transport options! __

Wherever you want to be, wherever you want to go, we’ve got you sorted. Delivering with our trusted partners on trailers, trucks, cranes, even boats and potentially via helicopter – our ruru homes can go anywhere. 

Doing it right, fully insured, NZ wide!
ruru homes window redline walls
the ruru's nest
$49,990*
*fixed price, certain delivery dates, turnkey ready

the ruru’s nest, built with only the highest quality materials. Use as a Sleep-Out, office, extra bedroom or She-Shed. The nest is Single Story and 12m², Off Grid ready with 2.7m high ceilings. Delivered NZ wide.

explore the ruru's nest

exterior the nest design tiny home on wheels at ruru homes
exterior the nest design tiny home on wheels at ruru homes
exterior the nest design tiny home on wheels at ruru homes
interior design tiny home on wheels at ruru homes
bathroom design tiny home on wheels at ruru homes
bathroom design tiny home on wheels at ruru homes

“You are welcome to call or email us to arrange a viewing of the ruru’s nest!”

click for more info

timber framed

timber framed __

Our ruru homes are timber framed, not steel framed, for various reasons. A designer has set them up properly so they are structurally safe. We believe living in timber is a whole lot more comfortable than living in steel. Also, the insulation values are much better. Last but not least, timber is very flexible. If you ever want to change something, or hang up a really heavy, go for it!

cladding

cladding __

The cladding and the inside are plywood and are structural and give our homes the strength and stability for their size whilst still being moveable.

windows

windows __

Our windows are locally manufactured in Nelson, working with a company that we have a very long relationship with. The windows are aluminum framed and double glazed and with both insulation and this in mind, our homes are warmer than most of the new residential builds, both dry and comfortable.

flooring options

flooring options __

Our local flooring supplier installs any vinyl of your choice. We can’t do Hybrid, because they float on the floor and that’s exactly what we do not want in a moveable space. Apart from that, tell us what you’re dream is and we’ll prepare a quote for you, not a problem.

local suppliers

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local suppliers __

ruru homes only work with local suppliers, sometimes with national suppliers but we do not import any cheap overseas materials. Everything we do and use for our homes is built onsite and does not come prefabricated. On top of our platform sits 19mm plywood, which is treated and painted so no toxins are released into your living space.

sustainable

ruru footprint

sustainable __

Our walls are painted with low VOC paint and NZ made. With all products and materials we are trying to support local, or NZ based companies, and avoid any imports. Also good to know is that our team is in for the long run, we are working hard but we make sure they’re happy and enjoy their work, as a team, and are valued and respected.

insulation

insulation __

You are flexible, and the structure of the little ruru allows for it. In the walls , you will find Bradford Gold Insulation, a product commonly used in residential dwellings. We achieve all R values you would expect in a regular dwelling.

team dedication

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team dedication __

Certainly, each and every company has goals and commitments to meet, but at ruru homes we’re making the teamwork part of those primary goals. Only a happy builder will give 100% into his daily work, and only then can we offer a high end product, with the best quality that we expect. Little details like skirting or Scotia are important to us, to make a difference from ‘caravans’ to a home.

relocation

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relocation of your home __

All you need now is some time to inhale the space and enjoy our ruru home which could be yours very soon. Transport options are available for nationwide delivery, please talk to us anytime and we will find a solution.

warranty

warranty __

For our homes, we are happily offering a 3 year warranty on all our workmanship and of course transfer all warranties of materials and products to the new ruru home owner.

original plans

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the ruru's nest

* For additional plans and details of the little ruru, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

*the ruru’s nest is delivered with completed building work including cladding, lining, flooring, painting, wiring and certificates for electrics.

Custom changes to the standard layout will be charged with a flat fee of $632.50 incl. GST for administration, stock management, and labour

All Materials Prices are Inclusive of GST.

platform

Steel

framing

75x50mm Douglas fir timber H1.2 treated

insulation

  • Bradford Gold R2.4
  • 75mm Polyisocyanurate (PIR) R4. in roof
  • ExPol 60mm R1.8 polystyrene underfloor

cladding/
lining

  • Premium Wall lining
  • Alpineclad Exterior cladding
  • Ironsand corner linings and Flashings

windows

Double glazed aluminum windows and doors, ironsand

roofing

  • SIP structural roofing panels
  • Gutter and downpipe
  • Ironsand coloured downpipes

flooring

  • 19mm plywood underlining
  • Vinyl floor of available choices

paint

  • All walls are painted with low VOC paint
  • Paint jobs are carried out by a professional painters and decorators only

lighting

Ample LED strips and power points in all rooms

bathroom Pls enquire – Can be added to the design layout  + $18, 000 

Includes:

  • Full Wall with Sliding Door
  • Shower, Vanity Unit, Toilet and Plumbing
  • Gas Califont, Gasfitting and Wiring
  • Certification for Gas, Plumbing and Electrics

certification

  • Certified installation of electrics
  • An electrical warrant of fitness will be provided
  • Smoke Detector installed and certified
  • All electrical work will be carried out by qualified professionals

talk to us about transport options! __

Wherever you want to be, wherever you want to go, we’ve got you sorted. Delivering with our trusted partners on trailers, trucks, cranes, even boats and potentially via helicopter – our ruru homes can go anywhere. 

Doing it right, fully insured, NZ wide!
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It's all about your ruru!

ruru custom

your ruru, your way!

Feeling like the designs of our rurus is not exactly what you want?

Not a problem! We are happy to be able to offer you custom made designs to fit your needs and wants. At ruru homes we are always trying to build tailored solutions for our customers joining the ‘ruru family’.

>>> Please contact us to discuss any custom made ideas and we are more than happy to build your ruru, your way!

It's all about your ruru!
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testimonials

“When the idea of purchasing a Ruru Tiny Home was first put to me by my ex-partner as a living solution I turned my nose up at the idea. I was going from a 7 bedroom home to an empty section on a hill and there was no way I was putting a ‘tiny home’ there. It took me six months to get my head out of my own ass and six seconds to change my mind following a spontaneous visit to Fran and Daniel at Ruru Building.

From the moment I poked my head in the door of a ready to deliver home I realised how wrong I had been. Far from the cramped gypsy caravan idea I had in my head, I discovered that Ruru Homes were surprisingly spacious and modern and really quite stunning inside. But what got me the most was it felt like a home.

That was all I needed. The Ruru is cleverly thought out. It has a full kitchen, full bathroom, a dining and living space plus two bedrooms. It is basically a modern two bedroom apartment that I can move where I like, and importantly in today’s climate it offers a simple turn key living option at ultimately a fraction of the cost of building a new home.

By choice, I went for a composting toilet which I have to say was initially a brief mental challenge, however a friend offered up the viewpoint that in life ‘its important to deal with your own shit’, upon which time I recognised an excellent opportunity for a growth mindset. Fran, Daniel and the team have created something really special with Ruru Homes. From the moment I first spoke with Fran, to this day, I have had nothing but the highest level of communication with the Ruru Team.

They respond to every question or request immediately and I can quite honestly say that they operate with a level of professionalism that I have rarely experienced before. With their drive and professionalism I am certain that Ruru Building will lead the way in a new era of the ‘Tiny Home’ movement.

Having now lived in my Ruru Home for over three months now, I am converted to the benefits of downsizing. It adds a level of simplicity to life, removes a lot of stress and allows you to focus on what’s important. I am grateful daily that this is the choice I made.”
Jack – ruru customer

“Guten Abend Fran! I hope you are finally allowing yourself some time for rest and recuperation after yet another hectic week. As always we are collectively blown away by your ability to juggle so many roles, both as superboss of a thriving buisness and as a mum. At the risk of bothering you on a friday night, I needed to express how incredibly grateful I am for the opportunity I have been given with Ruru. This company is clearly exceptional and I will never take it for granted.

You took a chance in hiring me with such limited carpentry experience (my skydiving abilities are yet to prove useful) and I am determined to repay that faith with diligence and enthusiasm. You have provided us all with the knowledge, support and resources required to evolve every step of the way and gone miles above the expected norm in terms of creating an environment that myself, and the other junior builders feel comfortable to ask questions and learn in.

I have been striving to improve everyday and to have that hard work recognized and rewarded with a suprise pay increase (my first pay rise ever) is validating beyond belief. I feel a sense of pride working for Ruru that I have never felt in other industries and I intend to become the best builder I can be. So on behalf of my self esteem, my bank account, and my future. Kindest Regards, C”

C – ruru staff

“I had the privilege yesterday of having a site tour of the Ruru Homes manufacturing setup in Green Lane (Motueka).I was very impressed to see the quality and spaciousness of their moveable homes, and their well-thought-through strategies and plans for helping to solve some of Motueka’s (and NZ’s) biggest problems around affordable housing.

Even more impressive are the ethics and values of the owners and plans – including using NZ materials and fitting wherever possible, using and training local builders on the assembly line at higher than normal rates, and providing apprentice training on full building skills.

They are now capable of turning out these quality homes at an astounding rate and have orders to keep them going for ages. I don’t normally rave on about particular business enterprises, but this one is particularly noteworthy in my books.”

David Armstrong – ruru community