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We’re famous for log cabin bunkie kits that can be easily built in a weekend without a permit or a second mortgage. 

Cottage Bunkies & Backyard Bunkies


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We’re famous for log cabin bunkie kits that can be easily built in a weekend without a permit or a second mortgage. 

Cottage Bunkies & Backyard Bunkies



Bunkie Kits Ontario

Do you need extra space? A bunkie is a perfect solution. Whether it be at your cottage or home, our bunkie kit can be assembled in a few days and will provide you with 108 square feet of living space. It’s easier to assemble (than building from scratch) and it comes with all the necessary hardware needed to put it together.

Our bunkie kits are ideal for a cottage bunkie, backyard bunkie, home office, studio or anything you need extra space for. No building permit is required in Ontario or BC (but we always recommend to check with your municipality).

We built our first bunkie in 2015. We loved it so much, we built five more. Now, we manufacture the best bunkie kits for the most reasonable price. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we do.


David Fraser
Owner of Bunkie Life
Erin, Ontario

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Bunkies are the best way to build extra space at your cottage or home property.

You can have extra space for guests, a home office, a private getaway to enjoy your favourite area on your property or a studio.

You could earn money by turning your bunkie into an Airbnb. 

A bunkie is a great place for extra space, a getaway for family or friends, a studio, private spot for writing or reading, and grandkids, families and friends love them!

The possibilities are endless and the best part is you can build a bunkie in a few days.

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Bunkie Life must-have features:

  • Interlocking wooden logs made from kiln-dried premium grade Northern Spruce; an attractive high-quality softwood for durable construction
  • Double pane windows for energy efficiency and to let natural light and fresh air in
  • Bunkie Cabins: 3 models with spacious main areas
  • Bunkies with Lofts: 4 models with lofts, largest fits a king size bed
  • Wooden access ladder to the loft
  • Tongue and groove floorboards
  • Roof deck boards; add your own choice of roof, shingles or metal
  • All the hardware comes in the kit so you don’t have to run to the store
  • Easy to follow building instructions, videos, and written
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We are here to help you. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

For ease of payment, we require a 50% deposit to place your order and the remaining 50% three days before delivery.

We have a 60 day money back guarantee. If you change your mind or are not fully satisfied with your cabin bunkie kit purchase within 60 days, we will refund your money, no questions asked.

Your purchase is fully covered by our 5 year repair or replace warranty. This means we will pay to replace or repair any defects in materials or workmanship you may have with your bunkie.

Take a Walkthrough Tour or Virtual Tour Inside Bunkies

Take a walkthrough tour with David Fraser inside the bunkies.
Explore the bunkies in 3D virtual reality, as if you’re really there. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is A Bunkie?

A bunkie is a small cabin that adds extra space to your property. Most of our bunkies are under 108 sq. ft. so they don't require a building permit. All the wood in the bunkie kit is precut and sized so you don't have to worry about measuring and cutting it.

Why Build Bunkie?

Bunkies under 108 sq ft give you the extra space you need on your property without requiring a building permit. Clients have purchased bunkies for many reasons: to build extra space for family or friends at home or the cottage, a home office, a perfect view of the lake, an art studio or a private escape on a special part of your property.

You could also turn a bunkie into an Airbnb to earn money, or have a man cave or a she shed or that extra space you've always wanted.

Why buy a Bunkie kit?

A bunkie kit will save you time, energy and money. Purchasing all the components of a kit means you do not have to measure and cut each piece individually, or worry if everything is going to line up. You can build the bunkie in 1-2 days and start enjoying it right away.

What Is Included?

All bunkie kits include:
- Wooden logs, door & trim made from Nordic Spruce; an attractive, high-quality softwood for durable construction
- Windows to enjoy natural light and fresh air
- Wooden access ladder to the loft (loft models)
- Tongue and groove floor boards
- Roof deck boards; add your own choice of roofing
- Hardware including door handle & lock
- Easy to follow building instructions

How To Build a Bunkie

Do I Need a Building Permit To Build a Bunkie On My Property?

A building permit is not required for a structure occupying less than ten square metres (108 square feet), based on the Building Code Act, 1992. We recommend to check with your Municipality.

How Do I Build A Foundation?

We explain an effective way to build a foundation for your bunkie. 

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Associate recommends paint and stain for the Cabin Bunkie

How Do I Stain the Bunkie?

David discusses the best way to stain your bunkie for long-lasting results.   

Where Do You Deliver?

We deliver bunkie kits all over Ontario and Canada. If you live in Ontario, you could pick up your bunkie kit in Puslinch, ON but most people choose to have their bunkie delivered to their cottage or property.  

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Client Reviews

Yvette Farkas
Yvette FarkasHaliburton, Ontario
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Awesome team, great product, exceptional customer service. Both times I called for clarification or advice while building, the owner himself answered and took the time to explain everything as well as follow up with email links to videos and further drawings. Super nice people who really stand behind their product and WANT to hear from you. They also follow up to make sure you are loving your bunkie after the build and ask if you have suggestions for improvement or other preferences. It's also great seeing what other customers have done and get further inspiration for your own build. Wonderful down-to-earth, community vibe! Loving my bunkies!
Luis Oliver
Luis OliverOttawa, Ontario
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Bunkie Life is really a great company. David and Karrie are consistently friendly, competent and helpful. They responded quickly and thoroughly whenever we had a question, and were very accommodating. No issues with delivery. The cabin itself is exactly as advertised, and we are very happy with it. Would definitely recommend them and may order again in the future!
Glenn Gillie
Glenn GillieSouth Frontenac, Ontario
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We purchased the 2019 loft bunkie for additional sleeping space at our cottage on the lake. David was nice enough to spend an hour with us, touring the models he had available on-site. Honestly the delivered product exceeded all my expectations. The wood was straight, clear and planed absolutely true and smooth. All the milling was perfect and the bunkie went up exactly as the instructions pointed out. Perfect joints, perfect fit, and extremely easy to assemble. I wouldn't change a thing, and would have absolute confidence in recommending this product to the Queen of England! Congratulations David on an exceptional product and company.

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