Click to see our kitset homes, kitset cottages, sleepouts, baces, beach houses and granny flats
Click to see our kitset homes, kitset cottages, sleepouts, baces, beach houses and granny flats

We now have Show Homes in Greytown - appointments essential. Phone us on 0800 188 026 NOW!

Quality timber homes and cottages constructed just for you - or delivered to your site - anywhere in New Zealand ...    

Recall a time just over a hundred years ago when truly skilled craftsmen constructed most buildings. These men used stout, native timber milled nearby and they constructed traditional designs that were both practical and efficient.

The 1880 Cottage Company is recreating this experience today. Blending timeless, enduring designs with modern technology and materials, you can now obtain your dream home or cottage from the 1880 Cottage Company and enjoy the character present in those masterpieces of yesteryear.

Homes designed and crafted by the 1880 Cottage Company include:

3 and 4 bedroom homes built on site

Colonial style homesteads

1880 Cottages are perfect for ...

Boutique accommodation

Farmstay - Homestay - Granny Flat

Campgrounds - Motels

Beach or Mountain House

Hunting Lodge

Small Family Home

Retirement Home

What makes us great?

Our homes and cottages feel spacious, warm, dry and full of character - not just another 'plain vanilla' house

Originally designed to transport, 1880 cottages have strength built in. From plywood floors to proprietary cladding techniques, our cottages re-locate without a hitch

We respond to customer demand - our range includes larger family homes constructed in timber

Quick to produce - all the hard work is already done

Customer service above and beyond

Value for money - go ahead and compare!

Our solution to rising construction costs:

Customers with confirmed orders receive cash discount vouchers for trade pricing on plumbing fashionware, taps, appliances and decorator items like paint. You choose - make your cottage unique without paying a builder or retail margin - 1880 keeping your cost down!


Registered builders contact us about our wholesale affiliate programme and learn about the rewards of building an 1880 Cottage.

Your Options :

All 1880 cottages are available as:

Our 'turnkey' solution - a full, completed build at a fixed contract price

External shell components (add your finishing touch)

Kitsets (nationwide - free delivery to most areas)

SAVE with the new 1880 'NZ CLASSIC' RANGE - our response to your demand for more affordable housing!

The 1880 Cottage Company 'NZ Classic Range' retains the timeless colonial exterior architecture of our existing Heritage range, but incorporates a few interior changes which will save you a lot of money!

For the NZ Classic Range the interior chapel ceiling has been replaced with a lower cost flat gib ceiling, and some timber features have been changed for high quality paint finishes. All other features of our hugely popular 1880 homes are retained.

These simple design amendments allow us to pass on to you a saving of approximately 22% on both the kitset and the complete build contract. Of course you will still be treated to our widely valued, highly skilled design, build and national project management capability.

See details of the new 1880 Cottage 'NZ Classic' range here.

kitset sleepout, cabin, spare room, garden office - the Handy Hut from 1880 Cottage Co - click to view

The Handy Hut from 1880 Cottage Co is a pre-fabricated, easy to erect building with a footprint of less than 10m2 - ideal for sleepout, spare room, cabin ... see the Handy Hut here


dukes cottage by 1880 cottage company

Spend a night or two in an 1880 Cottage! We have two showhomes which are very popular as short term cottage accommodation in Greytown, Wairarapa.

Click here to view.

Our Brochure

Our current brochure is available as a PDF file - you can open it here and view it on your computer or print it for future reference.

Our Pricing :

Check out our current price list here

What our customers say ...

"We are thrilled - our one-roomed cottage looks so great on our country site ... "

"I noticed the workmanship and the designs were first rate ... 1880 Cottage Company's after-sales service has been terrific ... "

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