Tiny foldable home to be sold for fraction of a house deposit – realestate.com.au

Bidding for this “Unused Expandable Container House with Ensuite ” closes March 16 at 6.45pm AEDT.

A tiny foldable house is on track to sell for less than a quarter of the average Qld home loan deposit, attracting 48 bids already in an auction that’s yet to close.

The 35sq m transportable house – popularly known as a donga – was listed for auction “brand new” by a Toowoomba company.

The 19ft by 20ft modified container home has already seen 48 bids cast, taking the price to $13,000, with bids rising in $250 increments. Market prices for fully kitted out dongas usually sit around $20,000 depending on the quality of the fittings required.

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The house is expandable with adjustable legs to suit the site it’s on.

When opened up like this, the dimensions are 19ft by 20ft (35sq m).

The owner has no reserve price set for the tiny home, meaning whatever the highest bid is when the auction closes is what it will go for. The auction closes March 16 at 6.45pm AEDT.

The unused foldable home comes with its own ensuite – a basic shower, toilet, sink and mirror set up – and has eight lockable windows and one door, with timber flooring.

There are hot and cold water inlets, two waste outlets, light, exhaust fan vent, gas struts and winches for easy assembly. Its efficiency star rating is 4, with water consumption at 4.5l full flush and 3.1l half flush.

The house is plumbed but electrical wiring will have to be arranged by the new owner.

A better perspective of the fold-out nature of the home.

“Units are plumbed for the shower but showerhead/mixer needs to be supplied and installed by buyer,”

The catch is that the unit does not come wired, so the customer has to arrange a licensed electrician to supply and install all wiring.

The successful buyer also has to make their own arrangements to load the container home at the Torrington site, and transport it to its new “home”.

The house has ”adjustable feet for easy levelling” and is folded up and ready for transport.


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