Cottage Bunkies & Backyard Bunkies

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Cabin bunkies are the best way to give you extra space at your cottage or in your backyard.

You can have extra sleeping space for family or friends at the cottage, a private getaway to enjoy your favourite area on your property or a studio for your art, crafts or music.

Earn money from one by turning it into an Airbnb. Check out our Airbnb bunkies in Erin, Ontario.

Or use it as a getaway for your teens, a playhouse for your grandkids, or a private spot for writing or reading.

The possibilities are endless and the best part is you can build it in 1-2 days.

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Bunkie Life must-have features:

  • Interlocking wooden logs made from Nordic Spruce; an attractive, high-quality softwood for durable construction
  • Windows to let natural light in
  • Spacious main area so you can fit a queen size bed and more
  • Models with a loft fit another queen mattress
  • Wooden access ladder to the loft
  • Tongue and groove floor boards
  • 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- vidoes and written
  • No power tools are required
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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% upon delivery.

We also have a 60 day money back guarantee.

If you are not fully satisfied with your purchase within 60 days, we will refund your money.

Most importantly, we stand by our bunkies for 5 years after purchase. This means we will pay to replace or repair any issues you may have with your bunkie for 5 years.

Beautiful Bunkie Life 2018 Model


Bunkie Kits Ontario

Do you need extra space? A bunkie kit is an easier way to build a backyard bunkie, cottage bunkie, office, studio or anything you can imagine with extra space.

Windows bring in a lot of natural light, there is a large main area, some models have a loft, and your new space takes only 1-2 days to build. No building permit is required in Ontario.

We purchased our first bunkie in 2015. We loved it so much; we now own four. Next, we researched the market and found the best bunkie kits for the most reasonable price. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we do.

Bunkie Life David Fraser

David Fraser, Owner of Bunkie Life - Erin, Ontario


Randy, Jim and Brent install the walls of a Bunkie Life bunkie in Petrolia, ON

3D View Inside the Bunkie

Click here to look inside a bunkie in three dimensional virtual reality. 

Explore the Bunkie as if you are really there. Click on ‘Dollhouse View’, then click on the icon of a person to look anywhere you want inside the bunkie.

Our 2019 Bunkie Model is the same with a window in the loft and one log taller.


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 do not require a building permit. The main space and loft fit can fit a queen size bed. All the wood is precut and sized in the cabin kit so you don't have to worry about measuring and cutting it.

What Do You Use it For?

Since four people can sleep in the bunkie, clients have purchased our bunkies for many reasons. You can build an escape in the woods, have a perfect view of the lake, an extra sleeping space for guests, a place for creating art, a playhouse for younger kids or private space for older kids.

You could also earn money from one by turning it into an Airbnb. We have a successful Airbnb in Erin, Ontario.

For fun you could have a man cave or a she shed, private spot for yoga or meditation, creative studio, private reading area, or that special place 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 bunkie in 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 one weekend and start enjoying it right away.

What Is Included?

The cabin bunkie kit includes:

- All interlocking wooden logs, door & trim is made from Nordic Spruce; an attractive, high-quality softwood for durable construction
- Windows to enjoy natural light and let the fresh air in
- Wooden access ladder to the loft
- Tongue and groove floor boards
- Roof deck boards; add your own choice of roofing
- Hardware including door handle & lock
- Easy to follow building instructions
- Set up in 1-2 days
- No power tools required


Bunkie Life Building Bunkie in Petrolia ON

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

David Fraser explains that 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. In this video, he recommends contacting your Municipality to find out where to put it on your property.

How Do I Build A Foundation?

David Fraser explains an easy and economical way to build a foundation for your Cabin Bunkie with cinder blocks and wood.

Bunkie Life Building Bunkie in Petrolia ON
Bunkie Life Building a Bunkie in Petrolia, ON

Should I Paint Or Stain the Bunkie? How often do I need to re-treat it?

David Fraser interviews Jennifer, a paint and stain expert from Timber Mart in Hillsburgh, ON to answer your questions about paint or stain.

How Much Is Delivery?

David Fraser explains how you can get a bunkie delivered to your home or cottage. Bunkie Life could deliver it or you can pick it up. David describes the type of trailer you would need to pick it up.

This February 2019
over 36,000 people from all over Ontario
participated in our Win a $6000 Log Cabin Bunkie Contest

Gail K. from Sturgeon Falls, ON won a $6000 Log Cabin Bunkie. Congratulations Gail!

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