August 31, 2020

Looking For Land To Rent For A Tiny House or Cabin? Here’s Where!

A Pod on land

With many Kiwis still struggling to find a place for their new space, today we’re sharing our go-to list of sites that connect New Zealanders with land to rent or buy for their new tiny home, portable cabin, or container home.

It’s still one of the most common questions we receive:

Where can I rent land for my tiny house, cabin, or shipping container home?”

For Kiwis who can’t quite muster the deposit for a home, prefer to live a big life in a small space, or just want a cabin to escape to during the holidays, products like our Pods offer an affordable housing solution. Especially with financing options available. Building smaller means building better, but there’s still one hurdle to overcome: Land.

Land can be expensive. It can also be tricky to track down. So while recent building consent changes mean it’s easier than ever to create the space of your dreams, finding a place for it remains difficult.

Fortunately, there are options available! So whether you’re looking for land to rent or buy, today we’re sharing our list of New Zealand’s top websites, groups, and resources that will help you find the land you need for your new space.

Did You Know? A Podlife Pod makes for the ideal tiny home. View our range or keep reading to find the perfect piece of land.

The best sites for finding land to rent in New Zealand

Renting land is a great way to get around the expense of purchasing it yourself. Some savvy tiny homeowners rent a temporary space while they build up the deposit to purchase their own land, while others are simply content with renting for life.

Whichever option you choose, these sites should help:

1. Landshare


Landshare connects tiny homeowners looking for land to rent with landowners wishing to lease their land. This New Zealand platform benefits both sides of the coin and offers advice on renting and leasing. Setting up an account is fast and free. Simply create a listing with your ideal location and price point.


Website: is a great platform for Kiwis looking for land to rent, including those who need space to park their motor-home, caravan or portable cabin. With listings across the country, it’s easy to find an empty site that suits your needs.

Facebook Groups

You’re probably accustomed to using Facebook to keep in touch with family or share the odd cute animal photo, but did you know it’s also a great place to find land to rent for your tiny home or cabin? It’s true! Facebook is home to countless online communities and groups for fans of small spaces.

Here are just a few:

1. Landshare for Tiny Homes


Landshare for Tiny Homes is a Facebook page run by the Landshare website. Through the Facebook page, tiny homeowners have access to discussions that provide instant communication to landowners. It’s a great place if you’re looking for a community of like-minded tiny homeowners across New Zealand.

2. NZ Tiny House Community


It’s always a good idea to bounce ideas off other tiny homeowners before purchasing. This Facebook page has close to 15,000 followers and offers a forum for current and potential tiny homeowners to share ideas and advice, including how and where to rent land in New Zealand.

3. NZ land for sale/rent/lease


This independent Facebook page has over 2,000 members looking to rent or lease land in New Zealand. Members can create a listing at any time and include the location and price point they require.

The best sites for finding land to buy

Central locations within Auckland, Tauranga, Napier, Wellington and Queenstown remain some of New Zealand’s most expensive places to live. The further away you are from our most expensive areas, the more affordable the land becomes.

If you have your heart set on buying land, the following sites will steer you in the right direction:

1. TradeMe Property


TradeMe Property lists residential and commercial properties for sale or rent across New Zealand. Tailor your search by location and property type, or use the advanced search function to set up email alerts specific to your criteria.

2. OneRoof


OneRoof is home to over 1 million property listings across New Zealand. You’ll find everything you need including property valuations, market insights and trends, property news, mortgage calculators and an up-to-date blog with all the tricks of the property trade.



The official website for the Real Estate Institute of NZ, is a compilation of listings from each of the different real estate sites in New Zealand. It’s free to create an account, and users can opt in for notifications on properties that match their criteria.



The team at understand the Kiwi dream of owning a property. With over 1.8 million listings across New Zealand, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. The site also has a large community who would be happy to help you find the perfect piece of land in your location.

5. NZBuySell – properties


NZBuySell is a free advertising site for New Zealanders looking to purchase or sell anything from cars to property. With the option to boost your ad for a small fee, you can improve your listing’s viewership and reach out to landowners who may be looking to lease an empty section.

The land you’re looking for is out there

While it can be tricky at times to find the right space, we hope today’s article was able to set you on the path to finding the perfect piece of land to rent or own for your new tiny home, cabin, or Pod. Your own slice of Kiwiana is out there, you just need to know where to look.

Looking for more small space inspiration? Take a look at our other posts and be sure to check back later as we continue to explore the spaces where everyday Kiwis live, work, and play!