About Bunkie Life
We purchased our first bunkie in 2015 so we could have a space for our parents to stay overnight—and visit their grandchildren.
Our house wasn’t large enough for everyone, and my mom was tired of sleeping on the couch— so my Mom encouraged us to find something to build on our property.
I searched the internet for a solution. I wanted to find something that was relatively easy to build and a reasonable price. Plus I didn’t want the hassle of getting a building permit.
Then I discovered a solution- Bunkie Kits.
We bought a kit and my Dad and I built it in a weekend. I love it so much that I now own four. I starting renting out the bunkies on Airbnb as a getaway from the city. They are now booked almost every night, year-round.
We know what features are important in a bunkie and we offer Cabin Bunkie Kits for the most reasonable price. We offer the new 2019 Bunkie Model with Loft, the 2019 Bunkie Model no Loft and the 2018 Bunkie Model. We are also now offering Custom Bunkies.
We also give you a lot of advice to help you build your bunkie. We want you to enjoy having pleasant extra space on your property just like we do.
– David & Karrie Fraser, Bunkie Life, Erin, ON
We are here to help you with any questions you may have. Our goal is to make sure you enjoy the process of buying and building your bunkie from Bunkie Life.
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.
We stand by our bunkies for 5 years after purchase. We will pay to replace or repair any issues you may have with the original materials of your bunkie.
“We bought a piece of land in the Kawartha Highlands and had originally planned to build a cabin. Realizing how difficult and expensive that would be, we got a bunkie instead.
With the help of two friends, we built it over the Canada day long weekend. The biggest effort was getting 12 cinder blocks level. After that, it was plain sailing.
We’ve since built an outhouse, installed a sink and shelves. Now we have the bunkie I really don’t feel any need for a larger cabin.
We love it. We put it under the trees to keep it cool from the sun. It’s the best thing I ever did.
We’re planning to buy one more and rent it out on Airbnb so other people can enjoy the beauty of this area too. Watch this page for an update.”
Chris and Laura, Kawartha Highlands, Ontario
Dave Naus, Petrolia, ON
“We built ours in May, and we couldn’t be happier. My daughter finally has her own bedroom and writing space. We even recently added a solar panel and battery to allow for some ridgeline LED lighting for her. she sleeps upstairs and has an extra bed for friends on the main level.”
Mark Jeremiah, Carleton Place, ON
“The family and I use our bunkie for our little get away back on our “island”. It is surrounded by marsh land and lots of deer. We have been sleeping there almost every night since I finished it. I have also used it for extra sleeping space for the boys weekend and when the in laws were up. We absolutely love it!”
Bunkies give you a place to escape and the extra space you need on your property to do whatever you want—without the hassle of getting a building permit.
- Want to see inside a bunkie? You can look inside the 2019 Bunkie in 3-D.
- Curious how to build a bunkie? Watch the Naus family build a bunkie in 5 hours in a time lapse video.
- But how do you build a foundation? David explains how to build a foundation and other helpful videos.
- How do I take care of it? How to choose stain and care for your new bunkie so it lasts a long time.
Do you have a few questions and want to talk to me first?
Call me, David Fraser at 1-866-4BUNKIE or fill out this quick form. It goes directly to my inbox.
I help people all over Ontario get their very own private escape.