Our models are designed to make the most of a view or outdoor living space in one direction. The rear of the unit features high windows to allow for light and ventilation without compromising on privacy and security. This means they are versatile and suitable for a variety of applications. Refer below for our standard plans. 

The Tekapo (1 bed)

This layout features a separate bedroom with the bathroom conveniently located in between the living and sleeping area


The Russell (1-2 bed)

This 1-2 bedroom model features an open plan living which spans the width of two containers as does the master bedroom. Both bedrooms feature double wardrobes and there is a separate laundry cupboard off the kitchen area.

The living area and bedrooms all open up to the outdoors, ideal for maximising a view or north facing sunshine.

Russell Plan View
Russell 3d

Russell 3d 1bed

The Paihia (3-4 bed)

This model utilises our 1-2 bed Russell model with an additional wing incorporating another two bedrooms and bathroom.

Like all our models, the living area and main bedroom all open out to one side ideal for making the most of a view or outdoor living area.

Paihia Plan View
Paihia furnished plan
IQ Paihia 3d cropped

The Waitakere (3 bed)

This is the largest of our standard models comprised of 3-4 x 40ft high cube containers and offers 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, great for a small family.

It can be configured in different ways to allow you to make the most of your site conditions.

Waitakere plan

Waitakere +1

Waitakere V2

Waitakere 3d visual

Waitakere v2 3D

The Coromandel (studio unit)

This layout is designed for a view with kitchen and furniture all facing the outdoor living space.

It features a large single open plan room with a sliding petition which provides the ability to section off at night and create a separate bedroom.



This additional unit made from a 20′ container is ideal as a stand alone dwelling or can be added to a 40′ unit to provide up to two additional rooms

  • Ideal as a
    • Sleepout or bunk room
    • Kids retreat
    • Home Office
    • Commercial or industrial Office
    • Artists studio
    • Man Cave
    • Additional bedroom(s)

Waiheke with Bathroom





The IQ Hobbit, like its larger cousin the Waiheke, is also ideal for a sleepout, hobby room, office or artists studio

Measuring only 2.4 x 3m in most cases it does not require consent (please check with your local council, some regions have exceptions)

Fully lined and insulated with a ranch slider entry that can be secured by the external container doors.


Great Barrier

This is our self-sufficient model designed to operate off-the-grid where power, water and sewage connections are unavailable.

It features solar panels with battery storage, fresh water tank, grey water filter system, composting, cassette or waterless toilet, LPG water heating, kitchenette with gas stove and mini fridge/freezer.

Additional options include a custom built sofa wall bed and furnishings such as bar stools, blinds and TV.

Or we can install a mezzanine floor allowing for separate upper level living and lower level bedroom such as in our Prototype and Build NZ Expo models as seen in our Gallery.

For a lock up and leave lifestyle we can even add a fold up deck

Based of a 20′ model our IQ Great Barrier is light and easier to transport.

Like all our designs, additional room(s) can be gained by adding an IQ Waiheke model.

Great Barrier no furniture
GB plan w Furniture

GB mexx floor plan furnished


GB mezz floor 3d