Livable Sheds


With a sprawling property just outside Mullumbimby our client wanted to erect an affordable weekend getaway. This 8m x 12m x 5m Class 1A Building was settled on as the best option. In addition to the glass sliding doors, unique windows – sourced by the client – were incorporated into the design.

A mezzanine level was added and fully engineered to maximise floor space giving a total of 192 sqm. The top floor roof and walls were fully insulated using “Polyx multi”. After sheeting the steel frame, roof and roller door in the colour/s of her choosing our client was very happy with the end result and we believe once some landscaping and gardening work is complete this will be the oasis about which she was dreaming. All built to council and certification specifications. If you are looking to build a shed home for a getaway or some independent space for young adult children still living at home give us a call.


Livable Sheds, Livable Dwellings, Shed Homes, Shed Houses or even ‘Shouses’, whatever your preference they are proving a popular option for affordable steel frame independent housing.

Known in the ‘biz’ as a Class 1a building, these portal frame liveable dwellings are great solutions for those looking to accommodate the kids that don’t look like moving out; providing independent living for extended family; guest quarters and even answering the question as to where to live while building your dream home.

For those wondering, it is the foundation design that makes the difference between a shed and a Class 1a habitable dwelling. The foundation for shed homes must meet Building Code of Australia criteria deeming it safe to live.

The Portal Frame System provides supreme strength and engineering to suit the region and site design criteria.

Sold in kit form, they are available in all sizes, modern styling and even in split level designs. This entry point option means you can keep initial costs down and add more features as the budget permits.

Totally Sheds are well placed to advise on what’s required for council and certification specifications.

If you are considering buying a shed house and in turn increase your property value, call or email Totally Sheds today.