Our beginnings, team & design process
How Gypsy Cabins started...
Gypsy Cabins had humble beginnings when it started with James Lapham and his partner Samantha in February of 2010. James wanted to give his eldest son a place to stay on the property when he would visit – so James built a small cabin on rails so it could be moved around to suit their needs.
Once it materialised, locals passing by couldn’t help but to call in and get a closer look. They began asking James if he could build them a cabin. One wanted an artists studio, one needed extra bedrooms and another wanted a hair salon. Before long, with so many orders, Samantha suggested going into business building these cabins.
James has always loved using recycled materials in the construction, making them much more affordable while still possessing beauty and comfort. Gypsy Cabins have grown to be a competitive alternative to other forms of relocatable accommodation.
Why are Gypsy Cabins & the tiny home movement so popular?
Gypsy Cabins are all about recycling and facilitating a bespoke asset. They will customise to your lifestyle and needs whilst creating something that you can have for generations being strong, durable and built to current standards.
In today’s economy, many people find it difficult to buy their first home. The process is both time consuming and costly. Gypsy Cabins are designed to be an alternative that can cater to your budget. We build cabins that can serve as a living alternative while you build, or even as a ‘granny flat’ style extension to your existing house. These cabins have also been used as offices, teenager or parent retreats, weekenders on rural blocks and additional facilities in educational settings.
James is from a bricklaying and house construction background and as such is only satisfied if everything he puts his time into is made to last. Our cabins are built like a miniature house which is engineered to withstand multiple moves (which a cabin may experience in its lifetime). These cabins are built to be low maintenance, so you have more time for the important things in life.
After almost 10 years we have put down some roots so y’all can visit us where cabins are available for viewing on any day. Give us a call to make a booking, we are located just West of Brisbane at 545 Atkinson Dam Road, Atkinson Dam, QLD. We have big plans to one day build fast enough to have a display village, please do drop by!
Want to find out more about our cabins & tiny homes?
Chat to one of our knowledgeable and friendly team members – we would love to answer any questions you have!
Our Gypsy Cabins team strive to provide each client with exceptional service to deliver beautiful and unique homes they love to live in!
James is from a bricklaying and house construction background, because of this he is only satisfied in building homes you and your family can enjoy for many years to come.
With a background as a building inspector and building designer, Bryan brings over 30 years of experience in the industry to the table. His motto is “putting your ideas into perspective”.
Our Gypsy Cabin design, build & delivery process...
WORKING WITH CLIENTS - PLANNING, DESIGN & UPCYCLING
Each cabin is a bespoke, custom design, fully catered to you needs. We work with you to create the design best suited to you.
We can design & engineer a cabin, home or workspace for you, develop plans and provide cost outlines.
We love to incorporate any unique pieces or elements – we are all about recycling and would love to utilise any of your beloved elements such as doors, windows etc into your design!
BUILT TO LAST WITH STRONG FOUNDATIONS & SOILD CONSTRUCTION
We ensure the foundations of each cabin and home are built to stand the test of time.
All critical wood and metal connections are reinforced to the highest industry standards.
We ensure each house is built to keep out moisture and drafts. Our builders are experienced in the proper installation of all windows, and we only use the highest quality in roofing materials.
DELIVERY / PICK UP
Our cabins and tiny homes are built to keep weight to a minimum while ensuring high standards of durability, built to your budget.
Our homes are built Caboolture, then once completed, transported to your site. The installation process only takes a few days, and includes hooking up water and electricity so you are ready to start living your dream quickly and without hassle.
We deliver your dream tiny home!
For over 10 years Gypsy Cabins have been at the forefront of building tiny homes, cabins and modular homes in Australia. Our tiny homes vary from small to large in size, from dedicated workspaces, to studios, granny flats and holiday homes.
Our homes are built in Queensland just west of Brisbane on Atkinson Dam Road. Once completed, transported to your site. The installation process only takes a few days, and includes hooking up water and electricity so you are ready to start living your dream quickly and without hassle.