Tiny Homes on Wheels
A Tiny Home on Wheels must meet legal dimension requirements to be transported on New Zealand roads as a load, or as a vehicle.
A Tiny Home is not classed as a specialist vehicle, so to be used on the road it must be within the dimension limits for a standard vehicle, or if larger be transported as a load.
This information does not provide any other guidance on Tiny Homes, such as, whether or not your tiny home is a building.
See NZTA's information below on light rigid vehicles, heavy rigid vehicles, light trailers and heavy trailers:
- If your Tiny Home is a secured load on a truck or trailer (and can be readily detached from the vehicle) it may operate within legal dimension limits, OR
- If your Tiny Home is a single vehicle with or without its own motive power, similar to a motorhome/campervan, converted bus or truck, or caravan/ house trailer, it must meet legal dimensions.
Alternatively, if your Tiny Home is a secured load on a truck or trailer and is not within the legal dimension limits, you may be able to transport it as an over-dimension load for a delivery trip. See NZTA's over-dimension factsheet for more information:Factsheet 53a Overdimension vehicles and loads