What are the dimensions of the unit?

  • The dimensions of the VOS and HURON models are 9'-6"W x 11'-2"D x 10'-7"H 
  • The dimensions of the PREMIER and MONARCH models are 12'-6"W x 8'-6"D x 11'-6"H 

Does the Bunkie require a building permit?

  • No, the depth and width of all Bunkie models has been designed specifically to avoid the requirement for a building permit.
  • Local zoning bylaws can still have precedence, we advise all clients to check with their local zoning bylaws

 

How is the Bunkie Shipped?

  • The Bunkie is prefabricated, flat packed and shipped via delivery truck
  • In the case of long distance and overseas orders, shipping is available to the nearest freight depot

 

What type of foundation does it sit on?

  • We propose different options depending on the site:
    • For PREMIER and MONARCH, a concrete pad 12'L x 8'W x 8"H, 4" submerged in the ground and with integrated re-bar
    • For VOS and HURON, a concrete pad 9'L x 10'-8"W x 8"H, 4" submerged in the ground and with integrated re-bar
    • Sonotubes with pressure treated wooden cross members
    • "Grade beams" (either concrete curbs or pressure-treated 4 x 4s on beds  of tamped limestone screening

 

What are the R&U Ratings? (Walls, Base, Ceiling, Windows, Door)

  • R factors: Walls - R24 / Ceiling - R24 / Base - R24
  • The walls and base are treated typically with Roxul batt insulation
  • U Factors: Windows & Doors - U0.28

 

What type of plywood is used?

  • The Bunkie is made of Canadian fir and spruce structural plywood. The interior is made from Maple faced formaldehyde-free Purebond plywood and veneer core decorative panelling

 

Does the chimney detail create any snow load or water issues?

  • The roof has been structurally engineered to exceed snow load requirements at every point in the multi-faceted CNC cut profile
  • The roof design features an integrated cricket to ensure proper runoff

 

What type of Roof Finishing does it have?

  • The roof is clad with the same material that is chosen for the wall cladding. Beneath the cladding there is an impermeable, waterproof drainage membrane

 

Does The Bunkie have ventilation?

  • Ventilation is through a large tilt-turn window. Cross ventilation is achieved by using the tilt-turn window in unison with the entrance door - a retractable screen may be purchased for an additional fee

 

What is the size of the Murphy bed?

  • The Bunkie accommodates a Queen Size Murphy Bed (80"L x 60"W)
  • Mattress is not included

 

Is there an upper loft bed?

  • Currently only one wall bed is being offered
  • We are not offering an upper loft bed at the moment due to structural requirements, further details will be provided when available.

 

Do both glass walls have a door?

  • One side of The Bunkie has an entrance door, the other side comes equipped with a tilt-turn window that also has the ability to function as a door. Note: You must request to remove the standard tilt-turn window screen if you wish to use it as a door

 

Where is the kitchen?

  • The Bunkie has been designed as an auxiliary building to an existing home, we do not provide solutions for running water at this time
  • You may purchase a basic Bunkie with no features and work with your own contractor to customize

 

Can multiple Bunkies be joined together?

  • It is possible to purchase two Bunkies, install them separately and connect them visually with a breezeway, deck and/or trellis
  • Please visit our Gallery for inspiration

 

Where is the bathroom?

  • The Bunkie has been designed as an auxiliary building to an existing home. We do not provide solutions for running water at this time
  • However if you were to purchase two Bunkies, one could be used as a kitchen / bathroom and the other for sleeping/playing
  • A composting toilet is a viable option, please contact us for recommendations

 

Does the ethanol fireplace require ventilation?

  • The ethanol fireplace is a standalone unit that does not require ventilation or a fuel line