Frequently Asked Questions

Are Nestd™️ compact houses considered tiny houses?2020-09-24T09:45:06+10:00

According to the Australian Tiny House Association, tiny houses are ‘moveable dwellings up to 50m2 that are suitable for residential use. Tiny houses can be largely grouped into 2 categories: on wheels or on skids.’

By this definition, Nestd™️’s houses are not tiny homes. Our houses are compact or small homes.

Are Nestd™️ compact houses moveable?2021-05-12T15:13:27+10:00

Our houses once built are a permanent dwelling and therefore not ‘transportable’ as such. Our houses are installed on secure footings that offer a more permanent and secure solution. This adds value to your property and provides our customers with a sense being “rooted” to the location.

Where can Nestd™️ compact houses be sited?2021-01-19T08:13:48+11:00

You can site the houses anywhere, subject to council approval.

How much does it cost to install a Nestd™️ compact home including connecting to services?2021-05-12T15:16:18+10:00

Installations costs will vary greatly depending on a number of factors, ie: location, soil quality, complexity of the site, accessibility to services. For budgeting purposes, we would recommend allowing $80,000 as a minimum, for the onsite construction costs, in addition the purchase price of the Nestd home.

How long do Nestd™️ compact houses take to build?2022-03-12T12:25:46+11:00

Once planning and building permits have been approved, site works have been completed, the house can install in 10 to 28 days.

What needs to happen prior to construction (known as pre-construction)?2022-03-12T12:27:06+11:00

We have two stages of pre-construction; Feasibility study and Permits.

The initial Feasibility study costs $1680 + GST and includes the title search, detailing relevant overlays, and siting options for your consideration and costing out permits stage.

If you decide to proceed to the next stage of pre-construction, known as Permits. This is when we organize a site survey, structural engineering (for both house and footings), energy rating report, storm water design, soil test/geotechnical report, town planning and building permit preparation and submission on your behalf.

What permits and approvals do I need?2020-09-24T13:48:14+10:00

All Nestd™️ compact house projects require a building permit from a registered building surveyor. Your local council may also  require you to have a town planning permit as well. We can assist with this process.

Who applies for the permits?2020-09-24T13:46:35+10:00

You can apply or we can manage this on your behalf. If the building complies as a Dependent Persons Unit, a Planning Permit may not be required.

A Building Permit is necessary in all circumstances

Can I customise Nestd™️ compact houses?2020-09-24T12:21:09+10:00

In order for us to keep our prices affordable, there are limited opportunities for customisation at the moment.

Feel free to discuss your requirements with the Nestd team, who can offer advice and talk to the factory if necessary.

There are upgrades and options available, which can be found on the product pages of this website.

How long will do Nestd™️ compact houses last?2021-01-19T08:10:33+11:00

Our houses last 50+ years or the same as a traditionally built houses.

How long are the Nestd™️ compact houses under warranty?2020-09-24T12:15:36+10:00

All our houses are covered by the standard 7 Year House Builders Warranty.

Can Nestd™️ compact houses be off grid?2021-05-13T09:44:05+10:00

Yes, Nestd homes have been designed to accommodate off-grid services and can be fully on-grid, full off-grid or a mixture of the two.

I am an owner builder. Can I organise all my own trades?2020-09-24T12:04:35+10:00

Absolutely. We can deliver all the Nestd™️ compact house materials or ‘kits’  you need and you can organise permits, installation and site connection yourself as an owner builder.

Does Nestd™️ deliver the end-to-end process?2021-05-12T15:26:07+10:00

Nestd™️ works with a number of trusted partners who we can engage on your behalf to undertake the various stages of the pre-construction and construction phases. More about our partners here.

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