About Bunkie Life
We built our first bunkie in 2015 so we could have 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 she encouraged us to build something on our property.
I searched on 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, bunkies you can build from a kit.
We ordered a bunkie and my Dad and I built our bunkie in one weekend. I love it so much that we’ve now built four. I starting renting out the bunkies on Airbnb as a getaway from the city. They were booked almost every night, year-round (currently on pause due to COVID-19).
We love to give helpful advice on how to build your bunkie. We want you to enjoy having the extra space on your property for meaningful connection and quality time, just like us.
– David & Karrie Fraser, Bunkie Life, Erin, ON
Why our clients choose Bunkie Life
Why We Do This
We want to provide an opportunity for families all over Canada to have a place to unite, unwind and unplug. A bunkie gives extra space on your property or at the cottage for meaningful connection with your family or friends.
Our National Partners
We believe in giving back. We donate one night’s stay at Ronald McDonald House Canada every time we build a bunkie. We support Ronald McDonald House because they provide an important place for families to stay together while their seriously ill child is being treated in hospital.
Our goal is to raise $50,000 for Ronald McDonald House Canada in 2021. When you purchase a bunkie, we will donate one more night for a family to stay at RMHC Canada.
We also work with Make-a-Wish Canada to help families. Make-a-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
In 2020 we assisted in making a wish happen for Ethan, who was diagnosed with a very rare cancer. He wanted a bunkie from Bunkie Life with all the add-ons. His dream was to have his own bunkie to play video games in. Many wonderful people came together to make his dream come true.
A big thanks to Ryan from Vibrant Escape for doing the build, Bob from Thync Solar for solar energy to play video games, Sansin Enviro Stain and Cubic Mini Wood Stoves to keep Ethan warm in the winter.
Bunkie Life Reviews
We’re famous for bunkies but what matters most is our bunkie clients. “Great price, great quality, great customer service!” We hope the bunkie helps you create extra space for more meaningful connections for years to come.
Delivery: Our cottage is nearly 500 km away from Bunkie Life, but they offer a delivery service that was really great, and for much less than it would have cost us to arrange ourselves.
Installation: Lots of videos and the instructions were easy to use, considering how complex the project is. And every time we had a question, David was an email or phone call away. He was very responsive, even outside of regular business hours, so we never got held up in our build, waiting for clarification.
Product: The end result is beautiful and exactly as we had imagined! The details are also great - wood windows, nice openings. Overall, would strongly recommend.
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.
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.
Bunkies give you 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 do a walkthrough video with David and look inside the bunkies in 3D.
- 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 insulate it or build a foundation? David explains how to build a foundation and other helpful videos.
- How do I take care of my bunkie? How to choose stain and care for your new bunkie so it lasts a long time.
- Interested in additional windows, composting toilet, or mini wood stove for your bunkie? See bunkie add-ons.
Curious to see our models? View all our bunkies.
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 Canada get extra space for their cottage or property.