When I started to organise a funeral for my Mum, I was appalled at the prices I was given, even for very basic coffins and I decided that I had to act. I made Mum’s coffin and then started offering Coffins to the public.
At Carried Away, our mission, is to make affordable coffins available to the public and I believe that we offer many of the most cost-effective solutions available.
It soon became apparent that the cost of freight was making it impossible to provide products economically to people outside the central North Island.
The solution is the first traditionally shaped, Flat Pack Coffin.
Priced from only $450, it is freight free to any urban address in New Zealand.
The Flat Pack is easy to assemble with all the tools supplied, except a Philips screwdriver.
Flat Packs include full assembly instructions and there are also videos in the “Gallery”, showing each stage of the process.
A Direct Cremation Casket, was also introduced this year, which can be used if there is not going to be a funeral. This is our cheapest flat pack, at only $350.
Coffins are available in MDF and Plywood, painted or stained and with a range of linings. They can also be supplied fully assembled ex Putaruru for the Flat pack price.
The heart of this website is the “Coffin Selector”. The process of choosing a coffin has been broken down to its individual steps, and the information that you need to make each decision has been provided and a rolling total of the cost of your selections is displayed. This allows you to alter your choices to reduce the cost, or to experiment with other options.
Our objective is to keep all coffins in stock, which means urgent orders, not including Painting or Staining, can usually be dispatched within a day.
The web site is set up so that you can proceed right through to payment at your own pace and without pressure, but if you would like to talk to us, we are always happy to hear from you.
Becoming involved in assembling and decorating a coffin is a great way to assist grieving. This is especially true for children, who are sometimes left out of the process.
Several photos of decorated coffins are included in the “Gallery”, to provide some ideas.
For those who would like to make their own coffin, we offer handles and lid screws for you to use, which you can see in “Hardware”.
Thank you for listening and I hope you enjoy the website.