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The Bunkie

What is The Bunkie?

Ever feel like you need your space to just get away for a while? Just something small where you can be alone – not necessarily an entire house. Maybe a writer’s retreat, or a backyard oasis that is easy to build, but also easy on your budget and easy on red tape.

Not sure the best way to go about it? The Bunkie is a prefabricated space designed to offer the perfect sanctuary along life’s journey. No building permits are required to erect a Bunkie, and the prefabricated elements make it easy to assemble, meaning you do not have to undergo a long, extensive construction process. In a matter of just a few days, you can have your own man cave away from everything and everyone in your daily life.

Originally conceived as an overflow space for vacationers in Canada, the vision for the Bunkie has expanded to encompass a wide variety of lifestyle concepts. The Bunkie is available in six distinct models which each have a variety of custom interior options that allow you to make the Bunkie your own.

The Bunkie’s design is intended to be simple and rustic, which allows for the structure to fit into almost any environment. It also provides a prime setting for family vacations and gatherings. The Bunkie can be used as a vacation home, guest house, summer cottages, or weekend retreat. It is possible to build the Bunkie in many sizes for any budget.

The Bunkie’s wooden exterior can be stained or finished in any number of gorgeous color variations. Subtle touches such as beveled glass windows and decorative ironwork provide the finishing touches to make the space complete. These are just some of the options available once you start building your dream home in one of The Bunkie’s six different models.

The Bunkie presents you with a variety of options to make the space your own. Interior layouts can be customized, and exterior options are innumerable, offering unique configurations for just about any home or cabin.

More Details

The Bunkie’s manufacturing process uses routers to cut precision plywood parts that offer ease of assembly and structural strength that other wood does not provide. Using simple tools and practical step-by-step instructions, anyone can assemble a Bunkie in a few days.

The six models the Bunkie comes in include the Premier, the Monarch, the Vos, the Huron, the Highland, and the Basecamp. You can also buy a do-it-yourself Bunkie kit that is a stripped-down Monarch model. A variety of interior and exterior options are available to best fit your lifestyle. Options include a queen-size wall bed, modular cabinets, an ethanol-burning fireplace, and detachable seating that can be arranged in the way that suits you best.

When you need more space simply fold everything back into the walls and the space can be used for a variety of activities, games, or more.

The size of all Bunkie models has been specifically designed to avoid building permits, although you should still check your local building codes. The Bunkie is pre-fabricated, packed flat, and shipped on a delivery truck. The roof is designed to ensure proper rain runoff, and the chimney does not cause any additional issues.

Several different options are available for the foundation, including a concrete pad submerged in the ground with integrated rebar, grade beams (pressure-treated 4x4s on tamped limestone), or sonotubes with pressure-treated wooden cross members.

The Bunkie is designed as an auxiliary building to an existing home, so it is not equipped with solutions for running water. Two Bunkies can be installed and joined together visually with a breezeway, deck, or trellis.

Special Features

The Bunkie is available in six different models, each of which can be customized to fit any lifestyle. Interior layouts are customizable, and exterior options are abundant.

The Bunkie weaves together two distinctly different design traditions, blending rustic and modern design elements to create a space that denotes comfort and tradition while remaining contemporary inside. These concepts come together to produce a unique style unique in its own right.

Components of the Building

Being a prefabrication house, The Bunkie is made from standard components that come in sections ready for assembly. The kit is designed to make assembly and construction very easy, with a step-by-step guide. The precast components are also designed for easy assembly, with tabs and holes to ensure ease of assembly.

The building’s frame is made up of a standard post-and-beam structure that can be customized in any way you see fit. There are many options available for interior configurations, all of which are customizable via a simple slide bar to specify the size you want the room to be.

The Bunkie Models:

The Premier Deluxe

the bunkie premier deluxe
Exterior Dimensions: 12′-6″W x 8′-6″D x 11′-6″H
Interior Dimensions: 11′-4″W x 7′-4″D x 10′-4″H

The Monarch Base

the bunkie monarch
Exterior Dimensions: 12′-6″W x 8′-6″D x 11′-6″H
Interior Dimensions: 11′-4″W x 7′-4″D x 10′-4″H

The Vos

the bunkie vos
Exterior Dimensions: 9′-6″W x 11′-2″D x 10′-7″H
Interior Dimensions: 8′-4″W x 10′-0″D x 9′-5″H

The Huron

the bunkie huron
Exterior Dimensions: 9′-6″W x 11′-2″D x 10′-7″H
Interior Dimensions: 8′-4″W x 10′-0″D x 9′-5″H

The Highland

the bunkie highland
Exterior Dimensions: 8′-6″W x 11′-5″D x 10′-6″H
Interior Dimensions: 7′-8″W x 10′-6″D x 9′-6″H

The Basecamp

the bunkie basecamp
Exterior Dimensions: 8′-6″W x 11′-5″D x 10′-6″H
Interior Dimensions: 7′-4″W x 10′-6″D x 9′-6″H

Buy the Bunkie

From cottage living to a private suite, the Bunkie is an ideal solution to housing needs for anyone who wants their own sense of space. The possibilities are endless, but a few ideas include a garden home, a playhouse, a fitness or yoga room, an office space, a recording studio, a workshop, or simply a place to be alone and protected from the elements. The Bunkie truly offers the perfect stopping place along life’s journey – take advantage and contact us today!